How to Apply

Please Note: The Foundation’s application process has changed. All applicants must submit applications on-line.

Online Proposal Submission Instructions
Prior to submitting a proposal through the foundation’s online grants system, applicants need to complete a one-time registration. You will need to supply your contact information and create a password to log in to the system. The foundation prefers that the primary contact register. Grant writers submitting proposals for more than one organization will need to supply a different email address and password for each organization.

If you have previously registered and submitted an online application to a GMA-affiliated foundation, use the same username and password – but be sure to enter the “pardoe” ” access code for this submission.

If you have not yet submitted an online application through the GMA Foundations website, please register now. Be sure to keep your password where you or others in your organization can find it again for future use. After you log in, enter the code “pardoe” in the box labeled “Access Code.” Then click the “Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation” link to start your new application.

Important: If you want to exit your application before it is complete, click on “Save as Draft” at the bottom of the screen. You can then come back later and continue to work on your application by signing in with your password and clicking on the link for your draft. There is also a “print packet” button if you wish to create a printable document for internal review. When your application is complete and you are ready to submit it for review, click the “submit” button. After clicking submit, a new screen will appear confirming receipt of your application. Click “Apply Now” to begin.

All materials must be received by midnight on the day of the deadline – but please note that no one will be available to answer questions about this process after 4pm. Should you need assistance with the online proposal submission, please contact Mary Nicosia at 617-391-3085.

All materials for the proposal must be attached to the online submission; please do not send any items separately by email or mail.


Click here to begin your application.


Meeting Schedule
The directors normally meet for grantmaking purposes in the spring. Applications may be submitted at any time once the online portal has been opened, but must be submitted by Monday, February 6, 2017, for consideration at the spring grantmaking meeting.

Applicants will be notified by letter of the directors’ decision. Telephone calls to the Foundation’s office are welcome at any time.