Community Partnership Grant

ATTENTION: 2024 Community Partnership Grant and Hospitality Scholarship application deadlines are May 1, 2024.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Mark O’Leary at

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 per year.


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
  • Failure to include a current IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status will result in disqualification of the application

Please submit completed applications directly to:

Mark O’Leary, Communication & External Relations Manager

Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210