The mission of Brace Cove Foundation is to enrich lives in our community through engaged grant making on the North Shore of Boston. Brace Cove Foundation was established by Walter Herlihy and Nancy LeGendre in 2015.


2016 Painting of Brace Cove in Gloucester, MA by Nancy LeGendre


We support nonprofit organizations that are working to improve access to food security, basic social services and education in the arts. Since 2016, we have provided nearly 100 grants to over 40 nonprofits to help them achieve their organizational goals and objectives. Descriptions and examples of the three types of grants we offer can be found below. 

Standard Grants

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Organizational Development Grants


Community Grants

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Contact us for all grant inquiries

Lianna Sours, Manager of Operations


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Photograph of Brace Rock in Gloucester, MA by Nancy LeGendre