Community Partnership Grant

ATTENTION: 2021 Community Partnership Grant and Hospitality Scholarship application deadlines are June 1, 2021.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Mark O’Leary at moleary@massconvention.com

An internal committee of the MCCA will review grant applications and determine which programs will receive funding. Only requests from Boston-based, non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth, women or seniors, as well as programs revitalizing or improving a neighborhood and therefore improving the convention, tourist or visitor experience, will be reviewed. Requests for funding will be reviewed once a year.

GRANT PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA

Proposals for grants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Organizations must be based in Boston
  • Organizations receiving funding must be a recognized 501c3
  • Only grants that meet the two following criteria would be considered:
    • At-risk youth, women and seniors
    • Any program that revitalizes or improves a neighborhood and therefore improves the convention, tourist or visitor experience
  • No capital campaign funding
  • No grant shall exceed $5,000
  • No donations to political causes or political action committees
  • Organizations will be required to furnish a purpose for their request (e.g., new education program, annual event, etc.)
  • Incomplete applications may not be accepted. All forms must be filled out in their entirety
  • Provide 10 copies with (one unbound reproducible copy) upon submission
  • Failure to include a current IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status will result in disqualification of the application

Please submit original, completed applications directly to:

Mark O’Leary, Communication & External Relations Assistant Manager
Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

(No faxes or electronic versions will be accepted.