community-based nonprofit organizations that address local challenges and foster opportunities across the community. Investments in education and out of school time, economic security and opportunity, early childhood, racial equity, health and mental health, urgent and basic needs, senior services, civic engagement, immigrant services and arts and culture are supported by contributions to the Cambridge Endowment — our Community Fund.
The Community Fund is made up of a pool of funds, built by donors. Income from these funds is pooled to make grants that help ensure a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive Cambridge where everyone can access opportunity and a good quality of life. To learn ways to support Cambridge through the Community Fund, please contact Michal Rubin, Vice President of Development, at [email protected].
Community Fund grants are available to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or entities operating under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit, that serve the people of Cambridge. Individuals are not eligible.
The Cambridge Community Foundation offers flexible funding, allowing grant recipients to use the funds at their discretion, including for general operating expenses.
- Nonprofits are permitted to apply for a Community Fund grant once per fiscal year. The Foundation’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.
- In addition to how the grant will be used, we want to know what community need(s) your program addresses. This may include ongoing pandemic-related needs and COVID-19 recovery.
- We require a report on the use of the funds by the end of the grant year. Although funding can be spent on operations, the outcomes reported must be programmatic.
The deadline to apply has passed.
To learn about nonprofits we support, read our Spring 2022 Community Fund grants press release or explore a list of nonprofits that received fiscal year 2022 Community Fund grants.
What to Know About FY23 Community Fund Grants
Community Fund grants support community-based nonprofit organizations that address local challenges and foster opportunities across the community. Grants are available to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or entities operating under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit. Individuals are not eligible. Please read below for more details about the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Community Fund grant process.