Does the Foundation favor certain fields of interest (i.e. eduction, housing, human services, environment?)

Does it make grants for projects outside Lowell?
Almost never.

Are non-Lowell organizations encouraged to apply for Lowell-based projects?

Is there a preferred grant size?
There is no hard and fast rule regarding size of request or grant, but most grants fall within the range of $25,000-50,000.
Smaller requests tend to be denied, but may be considered under special circumstances.

Does the Foundation make multiple-year grants?

Do you support project, capital and operating costs?
We support project and capital costs, but, with the exception of startup grants, are reluctant to support general operations.