The 2022 North Central Massachusetts Racial Equity Grant Program is focused on promoting more just, equitable and compassionate communities in North Central Massachusetts by providing grants to nonprofit organizations working to advance racial equity and social justice.

Background

Recent events have highlighted the persistent and systemic ways that both innate and institutional racism have deprived Black, Hispanic, Native American and other people of color from reaching their full potential in education, health, and economic development; and is depriving North Central Massachusetts of strong, active, and inclusive relationships between a diversity of residents.

Objective

Advancing racial justice and equity by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that work to serve and empower communities of color and address systemic and institutional racism.

Examples include:

The 2022 North Central Massachusetts Racial Equity Grant Program is made possible by the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, Rollstone Bank & Trust, Enterprise Bank, and Fidelity Bank.

Grant Size

For the 2022 grant program, grant sizes will be between $2,000 and $10,000.

Schedule

Two information sessions will be held. Dates: January 18 at 3 p.m. and January 26 at 10 a.m.

Contact Meghan Maceiko at mmaceiko@cfncm.org to register.

Only one application per organization, please.

Applications are now open.

Grant Reporting

Interim Progress Report
To be completed after month 6 of the granted project.

Final Progress Report
To be completed within 45 days of the end of the grant period.