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Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

355 Boylston St.

Boston, MA United States 02116-3332

Telephone: (761) 455-8303


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-04-30)

Assets: $20,281,212

Total giving: $754,595





Additional Contact Information

Additional tel.: (617) 247-3500


Trust established in 1959 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The study of prevention, correction, and alleviation of crime and delinquency and the rehabilitation of adult and juvenile offenders. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects which demonstrate a current awareness of the major issues confronting our criminal justice system, with the following funding priorities: 1) programs which can effectively divert court-involved youth and juvenile offenders from escalating involvement in the criminal justice system; 2) programs which promote the use and acceptance of alternatives to incarceration and intermediate criminal sanctions; 3) innovative and effective approaches to rehabilitation for detained and incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders; 4) methods which improve the administration of justice and the quality of services for individuals appearing before the criminal court; and 5) initiatives which can impact current public policy in the field of criminal justice through education, training and effective advocacy.

Fields of Interest

  • Corrections and penology
  • Crime prevention
  • Public safety
  • Rehabilitation of offenders
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ex-offenders
  • Female young adults
  • Females
  • Incarcerated people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male young adults
  • Offenders
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-04-30

Assets: $20,281,212 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,095,508

Total giving: $754,595

Qualifying distributions: $976,247