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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 for the 2021-2022 cycle will be available late Fall/early Winter 2021.

Once a completed application has been received, a meeting with a Community Chest Grant Allocations Team will be scheduled during February or March. This virtual “face-to-face” will allow 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.

Grant Reporting

If you received a Grant from the Community Chest in June 2020, please complete the Grant Report Form. Reports must be submitted by February 1, 2021.
A PDF containing a blank Grant Report Form for your planning purposes can be found here – Grant Report Form.

Expense reports must be included. Please use the expense report template.

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 an online grant application. 2021-2022 applications will be posted in late Fall/early Winter 2021.
  2. Submit the following:
    • Email these items to 
      1. IRS 501(c)3 determination letter
      2. Most recent FY budget. Please use the Philanthropy Massachusetts (AGM) budget template.
    • Mail one copy of your latest audited financial statement to:
      Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
      19 Main Street, Suite 2
      Concord, MA 01742
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