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Southborough Community Fund (SCF) Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Locations to Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foundation for MetroWest - Southborough Community Fund (SCF)

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for activities and projects within the focus areas of arts and culture, community building, human services, and the environment. Applicants must be located in Southborough.

SCF will consider grants that fall within these priority areas:

  • Human Services – To support families, youth, seniors, and underserved populations in creating pathways that improve the overall quality of life.
  • Arts & Culture – To support the cultural vitality of the Southborough community, including the visual arts, the performing arts, and historic preservation.
  • Environment – To support programs that preserve the natural resources of Southborough and to increase environmental awareness, education, and engagement.
  • Community Building – To support increased volunteerism and community involvement, to strengthen civic engagement, and to emphasize collaboration that enhances community initiatives.

Proposals may be submitted for:

  • Programming (existing, pilot, or expanded)
  • Capacity-building efforts including, but not limited to:
    • Strategic planning
    • Data and evaluation
    • Organizational development
    • Communications and marketing
    • Board of Directors (e.g., succession planning)

On a limited basis, the SCF will consider funding operations and general support. Organizations seeking operations and general support should be prepared to explain any decreases in funding from government sources, as well as plans to sustain going forward.

The SCF supports programs that increase volunteerism and community involvement, strengthen civic engagement, and emphasize collaborations that enhance community initiatives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173562

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000; grants of more than $10,000 may be considered on a case-by-case basis for projects of exceptional merit.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must have:
• 501(c)(3) tax status as a registered nonprofit organization OR have an eligible fiscal sponsor OR be a Town of
Southborough department, board, or commission

At this time, SCF will not accept applications from Southborough schools or organized youth sports programs.

Capital requests will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Process Timeline:
• August 16, 9:00 AM - Application opens online:
• September, 10, 5:00 PM - Application deadline
• Mid-September – mid-October - Potential Follow-up meetings
• End of October - Applicants notified of decision

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

If you have questions regarding the eligibility or suitability of your proposal, email

Foundation for MetroWest
3 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508.647.2260

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