The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation:
Growing Projects in Arts Education and General Education
Boston Youth Symphony ICP Program
The Paul Revere House
Boston Youth Symphony ICP Program

Welcome to the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation Website.

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation founded by Margaret Ramsey in 1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in arts education and general education.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL GRANTEES! The next deadline for Grant Applications will be October 1, 2019. We will continue to use the ZoomGrants online application submission. The online portal should be active by August 15, 2019. Applicants who created a login and filled in organizational information previously will not need to re-enter that information. The link to the online application portal is now live on the GRANT INFORMATION page of our website. Please read the page Grant Info page and the Applying For Grants page before going to the online portal.

Trilogy Grants and Grantees:

Our Trilogy Grants are three-year grants which allow the Foundation to work more closely with Grantees to support their missions. We will be awarding four Trilogy Grants each year. More...

Grantee Name
2019: Boston Youth Symphony
2019: Inquilines Boricuas en Accion
2019: The Boch Center for the Performing Arts
2019: ZUMIX
2018: Artists for Humanity
2018: Cantata Singers
2018: Dedham School of Music
2018: Handel and Haydn Society
2017: 826 Boston
2017: Project STEP
2017: Raw Art Works
2017: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

News & Announcements:

New for the 2019-2020 Grant Cycle: The Trilogy Grants program has been changed in the following ways 1) Organizations must have received at least three (previously only two years were required) single year grants before applying for a Trilogy Grant; and 2)The total amount of a Trilogy Grant award has increased from $22,500 to $25,000. The award will be distributed as $10,000 in Year One, $7500 in Year Two and $7500 in Year Three.

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is pleased to announce the grant recipients for the most recent Single-Year grant cycle (October 2018 - January 2019).  Please visit Recent Grants for details about some of these grantees.

The 2018-2019 Grant Cycle by the Numbers: 50 applications were received for Single Year Grants and 5 for Scholarship Fund grants. Sixteen Single Year Arts Education Grants were awarded. Five Single Year General Education grants were awarded. Nine Grantees are located in the City of Boston and Twelve grantees are located in cities/towns outside of Boston. Three Scholarship Fund grants were awarded.