Shipley Foundation, Inc., was originally established by the late Charles and Lucia Shipley, who co-founded the Shipley Company in 1957 In the basement of their home in Newton, Massachusetts. The Foundation, through its grant-making, strives to improve people’s lives in the United States and abroad by catalyzing innovation, building capacity, and responding nimbly to need in numerous areas, including the following:

  • Education
  • Medical research
  • Animal welfare and conservation
  • Support for immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers
  • Services and support for veterans and their families
  • Hunger relief
  • Substance use disorder treatment and care

Grants are made only to organizations identified by and known to the directors. Unsolicited applications for funding are not being accepted at this time.

Current grant recipients may share information and updates on their work via email to