You must meet the following criteria to be considered for support:
• Organization is a registered 501(c)(3)
• Programs benefit the Boston community
• Donations do NOT benefit an individual or private entity
• Organization is NOT a religious or political organization, unless operating with a mission of social welfare under a separate 501(c)(3)
• Organization has policies in place that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran, or marital status.
• Mission is aligned with John Hancock’s mission and strategic focus areas: Health & Wellbeing and Economic Opportunity.
• Before applying for financial support, we strongly encourage you to review our signature programs, MLK Scholars and John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program to consider first if there is a potential fit.
• Unsolicited requests not submitted through an online application will not be reviewed.
In addition to giving our time, we invest dollars in our communities to help make them strong today and achieve their greatest potential in the future. Our goal is to help make Boston a healthier and more equitable city. To achieve this goal, we focus on two impact areas: Health & Well-being and Economic Opportunity.
Request financial support for your organization’s program, project, or initiative.
Built on the inspirational values and legacy of its namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Hancock’s MLK Scholars program addresses a critical need in Boston - summer jobs for city youth. Each summer, we sponsor the employment of over 600 Boston teens at nearly 60 local non-profit organizations—the largest summer jobs program of its kind in United States. To elevate the work experience, John Hancock organizes a series of Leadership Forums, and provides access to an online financial literacy course.
This empowering program turns scholars into leaders in the office, the classroom and the greater community.
We are accepting applications from interested non-profit partners for Summer 2021, until 5:00pm, January 29, 2021. Selected partners will be notified in mid-February.
2021 MLK Partners
Artists For Humanity Inc
Bikes Not Bombs, Inc.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Debate League
Boston Partners in Education
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Inc
Boys and Girls Club - Dorchester
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston – Mattapan Teen Center
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston – Yawkey Club of Roxbury
Calculus Project Inc
Camp Harbor View Foundation
Catholic Charities - St. Peters Teen Center
Center for Community Health Education, Research & Service
The Center For Teen Empowerment Inc
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth Inc
Crossroads for Kids
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Foundation For Boston Centers For Youth & Families Inc
Freedom House Inc
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership Corporation
Hawthorne Youth and Community Center
Hyde Square Task Force
Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion
Leap Self-Defense Inc
Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts Inc
Madison Park Development Corporation
Massachusetts Coalition For Occupational Safety & Health Inc
Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition
Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS)