St. Botolph Club Crest

Who We Are

The Foundation was established in 1963 to recognize and support artists working in or associated with New England. The non-profit organization is supported by the generous contributions of members and friends of the St. Botolph Club, a private institution established in 1880 “for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among persons connected with, or interested in, the arts, humanities, and sciences.” The Foundation is chaired and managed by members of the Club, many of whom are full-time practicing artists.

What We Do

The Foundation’s mission is implemented through grants. The Foundation gives away $35,000-$50,000 a year through two awards programs:

At a time when funding support for arts organizations is exceptionally challenged, financial support, especially to emerging artists, meets a critical need. Comments from previous Grants-in-Aid recipients offer eloquent testimony.

Photo: CD Collins and Rockabetty
C.D. Collins and Rockabetty

“This grant was truly a seed grant in the sense that it has continued to grow in wonderful and unexpected directions. I used the funds to produce a compact disc to archive the poetry and stories I perform to musical accompaniment. The completed project exceeded my expectations and subsequently won Best Spoken-Word CD at the Boston Poetry Awards in the year 2000.”

— C. D. Collins


Saint Botolph Club Foundation
199 Commonwealth Avenue • Boston, Massachusetts 02116