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Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society

121 Mt. Vernon St.

Boston, MA United States 02108

Telephone: (617) 423-5705

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-07-31)

Assets: $2,105,391

Total giving: $92,791






Established in 1944 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The Society is composed of two funds: The General Fund, which makes contributions to organizations "to reward the industry and ingenuity of those who make valuable discoveries for preventing devastation by fire, or those who invent useful machines for extinguishing the same, or make extraordinary exertion in time of such calamity"; and the Summer Street Fire Relief Fund which contributes to those individuals within the Boston, MA, area who have suffered the tragedy of fire loss and require assistance in replacing necessities such as clothing, foodstuff, furnishings or other belongings.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Giving limited to individuals in the Boston, MA, area, who have suffered loss due to fire and require assistance in replacing necessities.

Fields of Interest

  • Children's hospital care
  • Disasters and emergency management
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • In-patient medical care
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-07-31

Assets: $2,105,391 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,925

Expenditures: $116,360

Total giving: $92,791

Qualifying distributions: $98,828