Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund seeks applications from host community agencies

Representatives from community non-profit organizations honored by last year's TNSF grants pose with Tufts University President Anthony Monaco and members of the TNSF board. (Credit: Anna Miller, Tufts Photography)
January 16, 2018

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Non-profit organizations in Somerville, Medford, Grafton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown, Mission Hill and the Fenway are invited to apply for grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF).  The TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff at Tufts University throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities. All of the TNSF funds go to nonprofit organizations.

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, 36 programs and projects in Tufts’ host communities were granted awards. The funds supported a wide range of programs and projects in each community including supplies for the Mystic Kids Garden in Somerville, laptops for the Medford Public Library, emergency relief funds for Grafton community members who are in need of assistance, and campus tours for first-generation college students in Chinatown.

Interested organizations should contact the Government and Community Relations office at Tufts University at (617) 627-3780 or obtain an application at http://go.tufts.edu/TNSF.

Individual grants will be made in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000.  Applications are due by Friday, March 2, and awards will be announced before April.

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