to the philanthropy section of the Cabot-Wellington Family web site.
The charitable trust and family foundation described here represent
a commitment to philanthropy begun in 1942 when Godfrey L. Cabot
created a charitable trust as an instrument of giving to "reflect
Cabot family values or benefit the community." Fifty years
later Tom Cabot established the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation
to encourage an active commitment to philanthropy in his family.
Over the last sixty years, the Cabot Family Charitable Trust and
the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation have contributed to many
important nonprofit organizations in the Boston area and other communities
where the Cabot family has philanthropic interests.
Family Charitable Trust makes grant awards to organizations working
in the arts and culture, education and youth development, environment
and conservation, health and human services, and for the public
benefit. Applications to the trust are reviewed by the trustees
following application deadline dates of February 1 and September
the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation was created to foster an
interest in thoughtful, responsible charitable giving within the
family, applications to the foundation must be sponsored by family
members. Family members may sponsor one of three types of grant
awards. Grant applications are reviewed by the trustees of the Virginia
Wellington Cabot Foundation, who make the final decision on all
the links below for more detailed information about the Cabot
Family Charitable Trust and the Virginia
Wellington Cabot Foundation.