September 13, 2017
The Vela Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to promoting improved nutrition and wellness for families in eastern Massachusetts. We support entrepreneurial programs that provide nutrition education and improve access to healthy foods. Nonprofit organizations that serve people in the Greater Boston area (roughly defined as within Route 128) and/or in the Gateway Cities of Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, or New Bedford and Cape Cod are eligible to apply. Preference is given to organizations with operating budgets under $3 million and those working in low-income communities. LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis.