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Sailors' Snug Harbor of Boston, Inc.

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Last profile update: 07/22/2016
Last grant data update: 09/24/2016

At A Glance

Sailors' Snug Harbor of Boston, Inc.

77 Summer St., 8th Fl.

Boston, MA United States 02110-1006

Telephone: (617) 426-7080

URL: www.sailorssnugharbor.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

EIN

042104430

BRIDGE Number

6955913851

Background

Established in 1852 in MA - A group of Boston businessmen and civic leaders established Sailors' Snug Harbor of Boston in 1852 to offer aged seamen a comfortable asylum, a Snug Harbor, secure from storms or shipwrecks. The organization managed this retirement home until 1970, when the trustees decided to sell the property and use the proceeds to create a grantmaking foundation that would support the charitable work of other nonprofit organizations.

Purpose and Activities

Giving to help current and former fishing families in MA achieve sustainable self-sufficiency, as well as to help Greater Boston’s low-income elderly population live independently .