How to Apply for A Grant

All non-profit organizations that focus on the human service needs of the residents of Concord and Carlisle are encouraged to apply for a Community Chest grant.

Applications are available December 5, 2016 and should be completed and returned by January 17, 2017.

Once a completed application has been received, a meeting with a Community Chest Grant Allocations Team will be scheduled during February or March. This face-to-face allows us to get to learn about your organization and application in greater depth. Prior to that meeting, we may request additional information or ask that you be prepared to answer specific questions.

The Community Chest Board of Directors makes final funding decisions in May, presents grants at the Day of Giving in June and begins funding in July.

Please contact the Community Chest office at (978) 369-5250 with any questions about the grant application or procedure.

Thank you for the work you are doing for our communities!

Application Instructions

  1. Email the completed application as a Microsoft Word document to You should be able to type directly into this application, save it and email it to the Chest.
  2. Deliver two printed copies of your application to our office. Please use 3-hole punch paper and if possible use double siding. We also need two printed copies of your most recent audit and/or financial statements and your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (again using 3-hold punch and double siding).
    Deliver or mail to:
    Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
    19 Main Street, Suite 2
    Concord, MA 01742