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About the BFA
The Boston Foundation for Architecture was created by the Boston Society of Architects in 1984 to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Over the years, the BFA has supported film and video productions, community-based programs, exhibitions and tours, in-school educational programs, research projects, conferences, lectures, symposiums, and other community activities.

Through 2013, the BFA has distributed more than $1 million in grants to public- and private-sector groups. Read about the 2012 grant recipients.

While we fund many programs for schoolchildren, the BFA supports programs for Massachusetts residents of all ages.

To apply for a 2013 grant:
View the 2013 application guidelines.
Fill out a Grant Applications Summary.
Use this budget worksheet. (Excel required for download).


The BFA is located at BSA Space. BSA Space features more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space for creative explorations of the potential of design to inspire, create community and transform the world we inhabit. BSA Space is also home to the Boston Foundation for Architecture (BFA). Together, the BSA and BFA oversee the gallery exhibitions.