Who we are

The Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation’s charitable giving primarily focuses on providing financial assistance in the form of grants to organizations in and around Malden, as well as scholarships to students that demonstrate a strong academic background. Grant recipients include local hospitals, social welfare concerns, libraries, youth-oriented programs, and cultural activities.


The Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a non-profit corporation organized in Malden, Massachusetts on December 12, 1927. It was privately funded by Frank A. Bayrd in memory of his mother, Adelaide Breed Bayrd.  The Foundation awards grants in accordance with the following policies: To support organizations, the activities of which are centered in Malden, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. To support organizations elsewhere, the activities of which give substantial benefits to Malden, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. Individual, endowment funds, performing arts scholarships (excepting educational projects and programs) and research grant requests are generally excluded from consideration and generally the Foundation favors grants toward capital improvements over operating deficits.

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