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Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

51 Grove St., Ste. A

Chestnut Hill, MA United States 02467

Telephone: (617) 232-6242


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-02-28)

Assets: $5,686,571

Total giving: $218,000






Established in 1785 in MA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the prevention of accident, injury, and death on the water, including public education and training, and for rescue services and treatment of injuries incurred on the water.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants, medals, and certificates, by nomination only, to individuals residing in MA who have heroically saved or attempted to save someone's life.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Crisis intervention
  • First aid training
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Maritime museums
  • Mental health care
  • Museums
  • Philanthropy
  • Public safety
  • Safety education
  • Suicide crisis intervention
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • People with disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-02-28

Assets: $5,686,571 (market value)

Gifts received: $100

Expenditures: $318,260

Total giving: $218,000

Qualifying distributions: $275,419