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Cabot Family Charitable Trust Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

Welcome 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.

The Cabot 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 1.

Since 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 proposals.

Follow the links below for more detailed information about the Cabot Family Charitable Trust and the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation.

Correspondence and inquiries to the Trust and Foundation should be addressed to:
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
70 Federal Street (7th floor)
Boston, MA 02110
Tel. 617-226-7505
Fax 617-451-1733

Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation
70 Federal Street (7th floor)
Boston, MA 02110
Tel. 617-451-1855
Fax 857-239-9724