News and Announcements from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Back To School Donations

Back to School Donations

  • July 23, 2019

This summer marks the 5th year that Concord’s Community Services will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies to children from families in town. Over 50 children from modest and low income families have signed up to receive a brand…

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Concord’s Give Back Day 2019

Concord’s Give Back Day 2019

  • March 21, 2019

Concord’s business community is inviting the public to help support local non-profits during the annual Give Back Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Shop locally in Concord and a percentage of sales from participating stores will be donated to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.…

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Community Chest Annual Volunteer Service Award

  • March 11, 2019

Given by the Community Chest to a select group of students who have demonstrated initiative and commitment to an organization or volunteer project within the area of human services. Recipients are nominated by the nonprofit organizations and programs supported by…

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Night Out For Neighbors

Night Out for Neighbors

  • March 6, 2019

Get your tickets NOW for the 2019 Night Out for Neighbors! Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm Battle Road Brew House On April 26th, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest will once again be taking over the Battle Road Brew House in Maynard,…

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Holiday Gift Drive

Holiday Gift Drive

  • November 19, 2018

In collaboration with the Town of Concord, we invite you to donate to our Holiday Gift Program for low-income Concord families. Donations of new and unwrapped gifts for children of all ages are greatly appreciated. *Lego, games, sports apparel, and gifts for young teens are especially welcome. WHEN…

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Holiday Parade And Tree Lighting

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

  • November 19, 2018

Get into the holiday spirit and join us at the 2018 Town of Concord Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting! Click here for a detailed map and more information! Entertainment Begins 3:00 PM Menorah Lighting 4:45 PM Parade Begins 4:50 PM…

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Grant Information Session

  • November 9, 2018

We invite area nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest to attend an Information Session about this year's grant program. Community Chest staff will share information about the upcoming grant program and answer any questions…

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Chat with the Carlisle COA

  • November 7, 2018

Jennifer Ubaldino, Executive Director, spoke with the Carlisle Council on Aging in October about the Community Chest's impact on our community...and how you can help! (click Read More; clip begins at 4:55)

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8th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

  • October 23, 2018

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest hosted its 8th annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on October 3, featuring a discussion entitled, A Legacy of Farming and Community: The Verrill Family Shares Stories of Concord Past and Present. Over 200 guests gathered at…

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Yamartino Step Up Award
Concord COA
Clarke And Campbell
Center For Parents Teachers
Carlisle COA
Emerson Hospital Pediatric
Eliot Community
Discovery Museum
Dignity In Asylum
Cooperative Elder Services
Concord Rec
Minute Man Arc
MetroWest Legal Services
Kistler And Knapp
Household Goods
Gaining Ground
First Connections
English At Large
Youth Services
Teen Buddy
Open Table
Nature Connection
Nashoba Learning Group
Minuteman Senior Services

The Chest Celebrates its Day of Giving and Awards $510,000

  • June 9, 2018

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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Concord’s Give Back Day

Concord’s Give Back Day

  • April 13, 2018

Concord’s business community is inviting the public to help support local non-profits during the annual Give Back Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Shop locally in Concord and a percentage of sales from participating stores will be donated to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.…

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Night Out for Neighbors

  • March 20, 2018

Nearly 250 guests gathered at the Battle Road Brew House in Maynard on Friday, April 27 for our spring fundraiser, a Night Out for Neighbors. It was a fantastic evening of delicious food and drink, lively music and dancing, and tons of conversation…

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Community Chest Annual Volunteer Service Awards

  • March 19, 2018

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Annual Volunteer Service Awards are given by the Community Chest to a few students who have demonstrated initiative and commitment to an organization or volunteer project within the area of human services. Recipients are nominated by…

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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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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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