Applying for a Grant from the Acton-Boxborough United Way


Community Impact Grants

Grant applications for agencies and organizations providing health and human services to area residents are available. The deadline for the 2020-2021 application is March 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

>>AB United Way Grant Application - Word

>>AB United Way Grant Application - PDF

>>AB United Way Grant Budget - Excel

>>AB United Way Grant Budget - PDF

If your agency or organization has not received a grant from the Acton-Boxborough United Way in the past 5 years, please contact our office.

Acton-Boxborough United Way allocates funds to non-profit human service organizations on a once-a year basis.

To be eligible for funding from ABUW, organizations must:

  • Provide health or human service assistance to residents of Acton and Boxborough.
  • Organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits; those entities without such status, but who provide a program meeting the above criteria, should contact our office for further information.
  • Have a stated policy of non-discrimination in regard to all persons, irrespective of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veterans’ status, and compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to the provision of services.

Community Impact Grant Allocation Timeline:

  • Funding applications are available in January and must be completed in March.
  • Site visits are mutually arranged between December and April.
  • Agency interviews and grant deliberations take place in April and May.
  • Agencies are notified of the grant decisions in June and checks are awarded quarterly starting in July.
  • Mid-year reports from grant recipients are required and due mid-January.


Special Assistance for Grants & Emergencies (S.A.G.E.)

SAGE Grants were developed in 2012 in order to respond to immediate needs in the community. As such, they are not part of the normal grant cycle and are approved on an as-needed basis. Grants are given on behalf of individuals who are brought to our consideration through members of the clergy or through appropriate town personnel. In general, these grants cover one-time expenditures such as rent or fuel assistance. SAGE Grants can also be given to non-profit organizations in response to an urgent and unplanned-for programming need.


>> Special Grant Allocation Form for Organizations

>> Special Grant Allocation Form for Individuals

Additional information