Liberty Mutual Foundation

Established in 2003, 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 Greater Boston, Greater Puget Sound, and select counties of Washington State (defined below) to provide advanced security and resilience for people and communities. We seek to accomplish this through our three strategic goals by:

  1. Creating a safe and secure place
  2. Providing access to workforce and educational opportunity
  3. Creating climate resilient communities
Greater Boston, defined as: Greater Puget Sound and select counties of Washington State, defined as:
Boston King County
Brockton Kitsap County
Cambridge Pierce County
Chelsea Snohomish County
Quincy Spokane County
Randolph Thurston County

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, and have set deadlines. Please see below for the full 2023 schedule.

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​


New RFP Releases

2023-2024 Education RFP

Liberty Mutual Foundation is pleased to release our 2023 Education Initiative to the previously defined communities in Massachusetts and Washington State. We are excited to pilot this expansion to communities servicing early learners, youth, and young adults.

To review the RFP and submit a proposal please click here.

Proposals are due by April 21, 2023.

We will be hosting a Q&A Session on March 30, 2023 at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PDT.

Please use this zoom link to register: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


RFP Timeline 2023*

Initiative RFPs RFP Release Due Date Funding Decision
Education March 13 April 21 May 31
Housing Stability June 1 July 14 September 15
Youth Workforce Development June 1 July 14 September 15
Climate Resiliency July 30 September 15 October 15
Youth Experiencing Homelessness TBD TBD TBD
Discretionary Grants N/A Rolling Bi-Monthly
Basic Services Not released in 2023    

*Note: Dates are subject to change

To apply for a Discretionary Grant, you can access the link here
Please Note: Most of our Accessibility partners will fall under Discretionary. 

Access to Proposals for each RFP will be posted on the site once the RFP has been released.