Region – Tufts University is now accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations in its four host communities of Boston, Grafton, Medford and Somerville for awards from the Tufts Community Grants (TCG) program. This year, TCG will be awarding $1,000 grants. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 1. Applications are available at this link.
TCG helps eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve one or more of Tufts University’s host communities in some way and have had a Tufts faculty, staff, or student volunteer in the last three years. In this way, TCG supports not only local organizations but also the work of the many Tufts volunteers.
The TCG program is funded by donations from Tufts University faculty and staff through the annual Tufts Community Appeal (TCA), an internal fundraising campaign. More than 135 nonprofit organizations have benefited from the TCG since its founding in 1995.
Last year, the Tufts Community Grants Board awarded a total of $28,000 to organizations in Tufts’ host communities. The funds supported a wide range of programs and projects addressing community needs. In Grafton, the Community Harvest Project received a grant to support a nutrient management plan.
The university also awarded emergency response grants to 30 local organizations in its four host communities to aid critical purchases, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitation equipment, technology, emergency food distribution, and educational supplies.
All questions about the grant program should be directed to the Government and Community Relations office at Tufts University by emailing CommunityRelations@tufts.edu or calling 617-627-3780.