CFNCM Seeks Applications for 2021 Community Enrichment and Organizational Development Grants

We are now accepting grant applications for our 2021 Community Enrichment and Organizational Development Grant Program.

“As we all work to put the pandemic behind us, community enrichment projects can help restore communities, reinvigorate civic engagement and renew our collective efforts to improve the quality of life in the region,” said Stephen Adams, president of the Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation is also looking forward to helping local nonprofits re-orient their operations to a post-COVID world.”

We are accepting grant applications through August 27, and award decisions will be finalized in late September. Applications can be submitted here.

Applicable Projects for Community Enrichment

Examples of projects that would be considered for Community Enrichment grants include those:

  • Promoting community development
  • Building or strengthening artistic, historical or cultural assets
  • Advancing community cohesion and civic participation

Last year’s Community Enrichment grant recipients included the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg, More Than Conquerors and NewVue Communities in Fitchburg.

Applicable Projects for Organizational Development

Projects that will be considered for Organizational Development grants should strengthen and increase the operational and strategic capabilities of local nonprofits through:

  • Strategic assessments and plans
  • Succession plans
  • Board development
  • Staff development
  • Mergers or restructuring assessments

Last year’s Organizational Development grant recipients included Beacon of Hope Community Services in Leominster, Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts, Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area and the Stevens Memorial Library in Ashburnham.

Application Requirements

Applications must include a description of how the grant funds will be used, why the proposed project matters to North Central Massachusetts, measurable objectives and other details about the project.


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