Acton-Boxborough United Way provides crucial funding for essential services to help our children, teens, seniors, disabled, and families through local grants. Our normal grant deliberation process requires a completed Grant Application, in-depth interviews and site visits.  We study applicants' financial stability, quality of programs, collaborations, specific services to Acton-Boxborough residents, and more.

Click here for the current Grant Process and Application.


Healthy Teen Initiative Grant(s) 

Acton-Boxborough United Way (ABUW) has created the Healthy Teen Initiative (HTI) in response to its 2015 Community Needs Assessment. The program’s goal is to positively impact our community's teen mental health, the most often cited concern of residents and a top priority identified by service providers in the ABUW Community Needs Assessment.


S.A.G.E. Fund Available to Meet Immediate Needs 

ABUW launched the new Special Assistance for Grants & Emergencies fund (S.A.G.E.) to address urgent and immediate needs within the community. Our goal is to be more flexible and responsive to new initiatives that emerge outside of our regular grant cycle. This grant serves as a vehicle to meet immediate needs such as food, fuel and rent for those struggling to make ends meet. Individuals must work through the many human service agencies serving the community and should not contact ABUW directly.

Special Grant Allocation Form for Organizations

Special Grant Allocation Form for Individuals


Click here to read many local stories illustrating your dollars at work. Click on the impact areas below to find out which organizations are receiving grants this program year.


Community of Care 2015/2016 Grant Allocations

Grant Awards 2014-15:

Children & Youth

Developmental Disability Services 

Domestic Violence Services

The Elderly

Family Counseling Services 

Hunger and Housing

Mental Health Services

Information & Referral

2015 Pie chart


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