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The Lynch Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Lynch Foundation

280 Congress St., Ste. 1300, Atlantic Wharf

Boston, MA United States 02210-1004

Telephone: (617) 457-2028


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Supporting organization

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $123,174,687

Total giving: $8,776,843






Established in 1988 in MA - Created by the late Carolyn Lynch and Peter Lynch

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides assistance to programs primarily in Massachusetts with an emphasis on education; cultural and historic preservation; healthcare and medical research; and religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church.

Program Area(s)

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


The foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations whose programs and priorities align with those of the foundation (education, culture and historic preservation, healthcare and medical research, and religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church). The foundation funds challenge grants, multi-year grants, capacity-building grants, program and operating grants, and endowment grants; grants will typically not be for more than five percent of an organization's total budget.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Catholicism
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Hospital care
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $123,174,687 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,631,050

Total giving: $8,776,843

Qualifying distributions: $9,651,184