Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Logo

Annual Fund

We offer several ways for individual donors to support our mission of helping our neighbors in need and creating a stronger community for all.

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support annual grants to local non-profit organizations providing critical services in the areas of:

  • Mental Health
  • Food Insecurity
  • Elder Support
  • Affordable Housing
  • Education
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Legal Aid
  • Domestic Violence
  • Childcare & Family Services

The Annual Fund supports the Community Chest’s discretionary grant making and its annual operations.

“Volunteering for the Community Chest has helped to shape my opinions about community service, philanthropic priorities and so much more. With a single gift, our donors are able to reach hundreds of individuals right here in Concord and Carlisle who struggle on a daily basis with a broad spectrum of issues. The Chest carefully stewards its resources and subjects every request for funds to a stringent review process. This thoughtful approach provides our donors with the assurance that their gifts are as impactful as possible on a local level. As a past President of the Board, I am thrilled to continue to support the Chest as a donor, an overseer and as a member of two committees. I can’t think of a better way to be supportive of my community and my neighbors in need.

– Valerie Kolligian Thayer, Community Chest Overseer & Committee Member

Collectively, the Community Chest distributed $593,451 back into our towns in 2022-2023!
This is default text for notification bar