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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Address Community Needs in Eligible Locations

Community Fund Grant


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Funding Source
Community Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: Cambridge

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/25/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to address community needs in eligible locations. Funding is intended for a wide range of community-building activities and may be used for general operating expenses. Eligible proposals are those from Cambridge-based organizations and organizations that serve Cambridge.

The Cambridge Community Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that address local challenges and foster opportunities across the community. Investments in education and out of school time, economic security and opportunity, early childhood, racial equity, health and mental health, urgent and basic needs, senior services, civic engagement, immigrant services and arts and culture are supported by contributions to the Cambridge Endowment — our Community Fund.   

The Community Fund is made up of a pool of funds, built by donors. Income from these funds is pooled to make grants that help ensure a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive Cambridge where everyone can access opportunity and a good quality of life.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications are open to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or entities operating under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit, that serve the people of Cambridge.

Community Fund grants are for Cambridge-based organizations and organizations that provide services in Cambridge.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Information sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom:
Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Pre-Application Information
The Fall application will open on August 25, 2023, and close on September 25, 2023. Grant awards will be announced before the end of the calendar year.

Nonprofits are permitted to apply for a Community Fund grant once per fiscal year.

For more information:

Applicant tutorial: us/articles/4479853059991-GLM-Applicant-Tutorial

Term of Contract
The Cambridge Community Foundation’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Christina Turner
Director of Programs and Grantmaking

Cambridge Community Foundation
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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