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Clipper Ship Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

Clipper Ship Foundation, Inc.

77 Summer St., 8th Fl.

Boston, MA United States 02110-1006

Telephone: (617) 426-7080


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-10-31)

Assets: $23,414,826

Total giving: $1,539,125





Additional Contact Information

Tel. for Hannah Blaisdell: (617) 391-3088


Established in 1979 in MA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to public charities that serve the sick and poor residents of the Greater Boston, MA, community and the cities of Brockton and Lawrence. Preference is given to organizations devoted to helping: 1) the homeless and under-housed; 2) people in need; 3) children; 4) elders; 5) people with disabilities; 6) new immigrant populations; and 7) low-income communities and neighborhoods. Consideration is also given to emergency disaster situations, worldwide. .

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Disasters and emergency management
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Homeless services
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Human services
  • Immigrant services
  • Public affairs
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-10-31

Assets: $23,414,826 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,659,640

Total giving: $1,539,125

Qualifying distributions: $1,671,737