Liberty Mutual Foundation
Established in 2003, the Liberty Mutual Foundation supports the communities in which we live and work. In partnership with our grantees, our common purpose is: to invest the expertise, leadership and the financial strength of Liberty Mutual Insurance and its employees to improve the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors.
Our grants help nonprofits that work to empower families and individuals who are struggling to thrive amid challenging situations. To that end, our grant-making priorities focus on organizations and programs in Boston, Seattle/King County and Dallas that provide accessibility for individuals of all abilities; security for men, women and children experiencing homelessness; and educational opportunities for children and youth living in poverty.
We strive to give nonprofit organizations the flexibility they need. Therefore, Liberty Mutual Foundation makes single and multi-year program grants, supplemented by occasional operating support, and capital grants that are invitation only. Discretionary proposals initiated by nonprofits are accepted on a rolling basis. Our Request for Proposals (RFPs), specific to each funding area are time limited, have set deadlines and their content will be shared at the time of release.
Our goal is to invest in leadership that is responsible. To that end, we give preference to nonprofit organizations with these attributes:
- solid financials
- clearly articulated systems for measuring impact
- a strong board and staff
- thoughtful strategic plans and budgets
Our response to COVID-19 and beyond:
Since the COVID-19 epidemic began Liberty Mutual Foundation developed a significant response of emergency grants and flexible use funds for our nonprofit partners.
The Foundation also worked to listen and respond to the needs of our partners. One such opportunity included a series of financial management webinars produced by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), with support from the Liberty Mutual Foundation.
The Foundation most recently hosted an online event, moderated by Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and feature panelist from Boston Children's Museum, Apprentice Learning, and The Loop Lab, which explored the particular challenges and opportunities of remote learning.