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Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation


Last profile update: 08/28/2017
Last grant data update: 04/20/2018

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






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.