Grants allocated for 2016-2017


Carlisle Council on Aging: Partial funding for a part-time social worker and service coordinator who jointly deliver services that improve the quality of life for seniors in Carlisle.

Concord Council on Aging: A volunteer coordinator, outreach worker and social service coordinator who are critical to the delivery of services that improve the quality of life for seniors in Concord.

Cooperative Elder Services: Scholarships for frail elders and disabled adults who are unable to afford the daily cost of attending a day health and social day care center.

FISH (Friends in Service Helping): Full operational support of the program that provides volunteer transportation to medical appointments for the elderly and others in need.

Minuteman Senior Services: Information and referral services, health benefits counseling, caregiver support, elder protective services, and Meals on Wheels programs.


The Eliot Center: Partial subsidization of fees charged to approximately 150 Concord and Carlisle recipients of mental health service which are not covered by insurance.

Friday Night Fun Club: Quality, structured social programs for area special need adults, including full funding for the cost of activities for Concord residents.

Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Inc.: Gaps in state reimbursement for an early intervention program, as well as funding for a family services program, both of which enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

The Nature Connection: Program visits, caregiver training and family support workshops for two Concord based sites that receive tailored, traveling nature-based therapeutic programs.


Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ): Increased training for police officers in Concord and Carlisle and outreach events for a program which offers an alternative to the judicial system.

Community Services Coordinator: A significant portion of the coordinator’s position, which offers referral and related services for families and individuals in need throughout Concord and Carlisle.

Dignity In Asylum (DIAS): Cost for providing housing, food and assistance for one or more asylum seekers currently waiting on a long list.

Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN): The recruitment, training and supervision of victim advocates and a coordinated and compassionate community response to — and support for — victims of domestic violence in Concord and Carlisle.

Emerson Hospital Pediatric Intervention: Pediatric coping kits which contain stress reduction tools designed to aid children’s emotional well-being in the hospital environment.

Gaining Ground: Farm volunteer and food donation programs which supply organically raised produce to local food pantries and shelters.

Household Goods: Operations at Household Goods, which distributes recycled household goods to needy individuals and families in local communities.

MASS211, Inc.: A state-wide initiative to provide a universal 2-1-1 telephone number for locating social services and volunteer opportunities.

Open Table: A dairy protein program, which allows the purchase of milk, eggs and cheese for the weekly food pantry in Concord.


Center for Parents and Teachers: Costs associated with delivering educational and training programs for parents and educators from early childhood through high school.

Concord Art: Painting class for talented art students to study in a more advanced setting in order to boost self-esteem, advance art skills and encourage well being.

Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education: Direct financial aid to students to reduce individual course fees for approximately 150 qualified families and individuals.

First Connections: The program director, program coordinator and direct program expenses for programming that encourages parent involvement and education.

Concord Public Schools, Teen Buddy Program: The program supervisor and the cost of activities for an after school enrichment and community program, which pairs older students with younger, at risk students in structured mentoring relationships.

Concord Carlisle Youth Services Coordinator: The coordinator position, tasked with generating education and awareness in the community about key youth issues.

English at Large: English language and cultural instruction programs in Concord and Carlisle for new immigrants and refugees.


Concord Area Preschool Association (CAPA): Scholarships for Concord and Carlisle families who could not otherwise afford the cost of preschool for their children.

Concord Children’s Center: Partial tuition for approximately 20 children whose families live or work in Concord and Carlisle and who meet income guidelines for assistance.

Concord Recreation: Partial support for scholarships for approximately 70 Concord and Carlisle families to enable their children to attend summer camp.

Metro West Legal Services: The direct provision of free civil legal services to poor, elderly and disabled residents of Concord and Carlisle.

Carlisle COA $9,400
Center for Parents and Teachers $24,000
Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) $5,000
Community Services Coordinator $33,804
Concord Area Preschool Association $13,500
Concord Art $700
Concord Children’s Center $43,000
Concord Council on Aging $34,000
Concord Public Schools – Teen Buddy Program $11,000
Concord Recreation Department $10,000
Concord-Carlisle Youth Services $27,000
Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education $18,000
Cooperative Elder Services $10,000
Dignity In Asylum $5,000
Domestic Violence Services Network $45,000
Eliot Center $36,500
Emerson Hospital Pediatric Intervention $2,000
English at Large $4,500
First Connections $22,000
FISH of Concord $50
Friday Night Fun Club $2,000
Gaining Ground $22,000
Household Goods $7,000
MetroWest Legal Services $20,000
Minute Man Arc for Human Services $60,000
Minuteman Senior Services $50,000
Open Table $24,500
The Nature Connection $10,000
Total $549,954