Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation Grants

Grants to Eastern Massachusetts Nonprofits for Housing,
Human Services, and Community Development Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Eastern Massachusetts nonprofits for human services, housing, and community development programs that benefit residents in communities served by the Funding Source. Funding is intended to support proposals that address the following priorities:

Human Services: For organizations that provide basic necessities, including heath care, food, shelter, job training, financial education, small business support and first-time home buyer assistance.

Affordable Housing: For programs that preserve low-to-moderate income housing units and projects that create affordable housing.

Community Development: Support for groups that enable economic development, create jobs, and revitalize the community to attract new businesses to the area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180782

Estimated Size of Grant:

The majority of grants funded are in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:
- Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or have a tax exempt status.
- Serve the service area communities (see Geographic Focus below).
- Directly benefit the community.

- Must serve the following communities: Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Concord, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Medford, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Woburn or the neighborhoods of Allston, and Brighton

- Must directly benefit the community
- The request must be program/project specific
- Only one grant will be made to any one organization each year.

Funding requests will not be considered from:
- Other foundations
- Secondary education scholarship funding
- Operating funds or annual appeals
- Relatively new entities or initiatives
- Requests that benefit/support a single individual or family/families
- Organizations or events which are not open to members of the general public
- Political, advocacy, governmental, fraternal, labor groups
- Religious organizations, unless the program supports, and is open to, the community
- Trips and tours by groups or individuals, or traveling teams, including transportation costs
- Organizations with the primary purpose of raising funds to distribute to other organizations
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, gender identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law.

The Foundation reserves the right to reject any application for any reason and to make exceptions.

Pre-Application Information:

The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation Board meets on a quarterly basis and submission deadlines are December 31st, February 28th, May 31st and August 31st.

Contact Information:

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

To apply for a grant, please email a complete application packet, as a single PDF attachment to

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Medford, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Woburn or the neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Host ...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Women and Girls

Deadline 02/27/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit women and girls. The purpose of this grant program is to effect social change and promote gender equality. Grant funds may be used to support existing or new programs. Eligible applicants must work within t

GrantWatch ID#: 125230

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Documentar...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grant to a USA Nonprofit to Improve Healthcare For Underserved Populations

Deadline 03/16/20

Grant to a USA nonprofit organization to improve healthcare among underserved populations. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. The purpose of the program is to educate mental health professionals ab

GrantWatch ID#: 128550

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,500 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Grants to USA IHEs and Nonprofit Media Arts Organizations for Film Fellowships and Scholarsh...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants to USA colleges, universities, and nonprofit media arts organizations for film fellowships and scholarships. Funding is intended to support film projects by students and fellows in the early stages of their careers. Films can be comprised of, but are not limited,

GrantWatch ID#: 133688

Grants to Massachusetts For-Profit and Nonprofit Employers for Staff Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants starting at $10,000 to Massachusetts for-profit and nonprofit employers for the training of newly hired and incumbent full-time and part-time workers. Applications are invited from businesses of all sizes. Recipients may work with a training provider of their cho

GrantWatch ID#: 134817

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869