News and Announcements from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Join the Community Chest Team!

  • February 13, 2018

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest is looking for a Development Assistant to join their team. The Development Assistant will work in support of, and in partnership with, the Executive Director and the Associate Director to efficiently run the operations of the Community…

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Jennifer Ubaldino Welcomed as New Executive Director

  • October 16, 2017

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Jennifer Ubaldino. Jennifer brings over fifteen years of experience in managing non-profit organizations. She has been a leader in the Youth in Philanthropy program for…

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7th Annual Women’s Luncheon

  • September 17, 2017

Please Join Us   for the 7th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon FEATURING An inspiring discussion on philanthropic leadership   Moderated by: COLETTE STANZLER: Colette is a principal at Root Cause, a partner to non-profits, foundations and governments working to improve lives. …

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The Chest Celebrates Its Day Of Giving And Awards $520,000

The Chest Celebrates its Day of Giving and Awards $520,000

  • June 9, 2017

The Community Chest Day of Giving is a special celebration of the organizations and programs that benefit the residents of Concord and Carlisle.  Their incredible work, supported by dedicated volunteers and exceptionally generous donors, translates into meaningful aid for our…

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4th Annual Spring Fling!

4th Annual Spring Fling!

  • March 2, 2017

Please Join Us....ENJOY.. OPEN BAR HORS D'OEUVRES SILENT AUCTION WINE GAME THE GIVING TREE DJ AND DANCING TO YOUR 70's FAVORITES Please click HERE to reserve your ticket Celebrating 70 years of neighbors helping neighbors 70's style

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November Newsletter

  • November 10, 2016

Every year our town Select Boards proclaim October to be Community Chest month. I have always found this announcement galvinizing as it reflects the deep, historical roots of the Chest in our community and the broad support of our mission.…

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AdVentures In Philanthropy

adVentures in Philanthropy

  • September 21, 2016

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Launches adVentures in Philanthropy

Innovation Challenge Will Fund New Non-Profit Initiatives for Concord and Carlisle

The Concord Carlisle Community Chest is launching a new funding opportunity, adVentures in Philanthropy, a program to identify brand new ideas and innovations that meet human service needs in Concord and Carlisle. The program will grant up to $30,000 from the Chest’s Cornerstone Fund to launch these new initiatives. Inspired by the popular television show, Shark Tank, adVentures in Philanthropy is open to any 501c3 organization or program with a fiscal sponsor. Applications are due by November 14th, 2016.

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6th Annual Women’s Luncheon

6th Annual Women’s Luncheon

  • September 19, 2016

Please Join Us
for the
6th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon


An inspiring panel discussion on how local philanthropy and volunteerism is having an impact on global issues – and vice-versa.

Moderated by:
Maggi Alexander: Center for Global Philanthropy at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)

Andrea Hewitt and Sharon Carlson: Founders, Dignity in Asylum
April Stone: Founder, Clover Foundation
Alec Walker: Concord resident notable for his support of service groups at home and abroad

Friday, October 14, 2016
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nashawtuc Country Club
1861 Sudbury Rd., Concord MA

Individual Tickets are $50
Tables of 8 are $400

Please click HERE to reserve your tickets

Panel Discussion Description
The most pressing problems facing our local communities and the world today are complex, multifaceted and often interconnected. Yet in philanthropy, we often bifurcate our giving as either local or global, without fully appreciating or acknowledging the intertwined nature and ripple effect of both approaches. The Concord-Carlisle community is rich with examples of local organizations and donors that are having a tremendous impact, both here in our local community and also globally, addressing some of the most daunting challenges facing our planet and making a significant difference.

Through their personal journeys and stories, the panelists will explore more universal questions about their philanthropic giving, the interconnectedness of local and global approaches, and share experiences about the mistakes they have made and the lessons they have learned through their local and international philanthropy. The speakers will share their experience working with local donors and suggestions for how donors and volunteers can be better partners and philanthropy can have a greater impact.

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Grant Review Process Underway

Grant Review Process Underway

  • February 3, 2015

A team of 35 dedicated volunteers from Concord and Carlisle gathered to begin the important annual review of grant applications received by the Chest. This year, the Chest received 30 applications for funding from local programs and non-profits, which will…

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The Chest Moves Its Office Space!

The Chest Moves its Office Space!

  • February 1, 2015

The Chest has relocated its offices to 19 Main Street in Concord Center. We are thrilled to have our new space be at the crossroad between Concord and Carlisle. We hope to have an open house this spring, so stay…

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CCCC & Concord Youth Services sponsor Holiday Gift Drive

  • November 18, 2014

Help a Concord or Carlisle resident struggling this holiday season. WHY? Brighten the holidays for Concord and Carlisle neighbors who need assistance this season WHEN? December 1-8 WHERE? Festive dropboxes at CVS in Concord, Concord & Carlisle Elementary Schools, Cambridge…

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Volunteer Service Award Winners Announced

  • May 21, 2014

The Community Chest was thrilled to present 27 Volunteer Service Awards at the CCHS Class Act Awards on May 21st. Award winners demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism in human services, including working at a food pantry, in the hospital environment…

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More Than $560,000 Awarded During Day Of Giving (2014)

More than $560,000 Awarded During Day of Giving (2014)

  • June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 | CONCORD

At its annual Day of Giving on June 12, 2014, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest awarded more than $560,000 in grants to 30 local programs that serve Concord and Carlisle residents.

More than 75 Chest board members, recipient agencies, business supporters, donors and community members attended the event, held at First Parish Church.

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Community Chest Celebrates Astrid Williams

Community Chest Celebrates Astrid Williams

  • December 19, 2013

December 19, 2013 | Concord
By Ann Sgarzi

Last Tuesday, colleagues, friends and family gathered in Concord to celebrate Astrid Williams’ work.

Astrid Williams will resign her position as executive director of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest at the end of this month, after 16 years of strengthening the community through her work with and in support of more than 30 human services agencies serving Concord and Carlisle.

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Women Making A Difference

Women Making A Difference

  • March 10, 2012

Did you know that March is "National Women in Philanthropy" Month? In celebration, the Community Chest co-sponsored a women's luncheon on March 8th entitled "Women Making A Difference". Our featured speaker, Holly Caldwell, gave an inspirational talk about following one's…

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