The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest supports nonprofit human service organizations through their grant making process and targeted funding. They engage our community through opportunities to donate, volunteer, or participate in our community-wide events. The Community Chest collaborates with grant recipients to advance the impact and efficacy of their programs. They are here to make our community stronger and a welcoming place for all residents.
Since 1947, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has strengthened our community by fundraising and allocating money to a broad range of human service organizations that help Concord and Carlisle residents. Their model allows one single contribution to support many organizations and programs that offer a broad range of community services to young and old alike—family and individual counseling, legal assistance, job retraining, support for domestic violence victims, adult respite care, preschool scholarships, parenting support, substance abuse prevention, adolescent programs, and much more.
In addition to supporting nonprofit organizations financially, the Chest acts as a resource for the towns of Concord and Carlisle, through partnerships with town governments, local businesses, and community groups. New ideas and initiatives are always welcome. They are proud of both our tradition of caring and our responsiveness to the ever-changing needs of our community.
The Community Chest Grant Allocations committee is comprised of over 30 volunteer community residents and Chest Board members. The Committee is divided into teams and performs due diligence by reviewing program applications, conducting site visits and interviews and making program funding recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Chest Board of Directors synthesizes all information and recommendations to make final funding decisions.
The Town of Concord's Recreation Department is proud to accept a grant of $8,000 to support those who need financial assistance to attend summer 2021 summer camp. To apply for assistance, residents should fill out and submit an application that can be found by visiting this link.