Non-profit community organizations in Medford are invited to apply for 2014 grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities (Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown).
Applicants must also have Tufts volunteers actively working with their organizations. In this way, TNSF supports not only community organizations, but also the work of the many Tufts students, staff, faculty, and alumni who volunteer with them.
Last year, 29 programs and projects in Tufts’ host communities were granted awards. The funds supported a wide range of programs and projects in each community including purchasing books for participants of the Medford Council on Aging’s Book Club who cannot afford them, supporting a job training program for Somerville residents at the public library, expanding emergency relief funds for Grafton community members who are in need of assistance, and replacing outdated exercise equipment for a program designed to combat adolescent obesity in Chinatown.
The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund is a giving option for members of the Tufts community during the Tufts Community Appeal. Each year, employees of Tufts University are asked to contribute to charitable organizations that provide service locally, nationally and internationally.
Interested organizations should contact the Community Relations office at Tufts University (617) 627-3780 to request an application. Application materials are also available online at the following web address: http://go.tufts.edu/TNSF.
Individual grants will be made in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000. Applications are due by November 28, 2014, and awards will be announced before the New Year.
- Submitted by Tufts University