Tufts University calls on host community non-profits to apply for Tufts Community Grants

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 3, 2020) – Non-profit organizations in Boston, Grafton, Medford and Somerville are invited to apply for individual grants from the Tufts Community Grants (TCG) program until March 13, 2020. Awards will be made in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000 and will be announced in April 2020.

Applications are available at go.tufts.edu/tcg.

TCG, formerly known as the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, awards eligible 501c3 non-profit organizations that serve one or more of Tufts University’s host communities in some way and have had a Tufts faculty, staff, or student actively involved as a volunteer in the past year. In this way, TCG supports not only local organizations but also the work of the many Tufts volunteers.

The TCG program is fully 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 been directly impacted by the TCG since its founding in 1995.

Last year, 36 organizations in Tufts’ host communities received TCG grants. The funds supported a wide range of programs and projects in each community, including educational resources for immigrants working towards U.S. citizenship at the Somerville Public Library, funding for the YMCA’s “Pop Up” food markets for individuals dealing with food insecurity in Medford, a gift towards the purchase of new musical instruments for the Head Start Music Outreach program at Apple Tree Arts in Grafton, and funding to support the Chinese Progressive Association’s Chinatown block party, which supports preservation of affordable housing.

All questions should be directed to the Community Relations office at Tufts University by emailing CommunityRelations@tufts.edu or calling (617) 627-3780.

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