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Access Strategies Fund, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

Access Strategies Fund, Inc.

675 Massachusetts Ave., 8th Fl., Ste. B

Cambridge, MA United States 02139-3309

Telephone: (617) 494-0715


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-10-31)

Assets: $8,198,795

Total giving: $128,375





Additional Contact Information

Toll-free tel.: (888) 920-1969


Established in 1999 in DE - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

Helps underserved communities in Massachusetts harness their collective power to access the democratic process to improve their lives.

Fields of Interest

  • Civic participation
  • Community and economic development
  • Community improvement
  • Community organizing
  • Democracy
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • American Indians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Incarcerated people
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-10-31

Assets: $8,198,795 (market value)

Gifts received: $189,746

Expenditures: $616,592

Total giving: $128,375

Qualifying distributions: $548,479

Giving activities include:

$128,375 for 17 grants (high: $38,000; low: $50)