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 now available for the 2017-2018 Grant Cycle. Applications should be submitted by January 16, 2018.

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 request 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. We have moved to an online grant application.  Complete the application form through the Apply Now button below.
  2. Submit the following:
    • Email these items to 
      1. IRS 501(c)3 determination letter
      2. Most recent 2017 budget.  Please use the AGM budget template which can be found here.
    • Mail one copy of your latest audited financial statement to:
      Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
      19 Main Street, Suite 2
      Concord, MA 01742
  3. All materials must be submitted by Tuesday, January 16, 2018.