The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) committee awarded grants to 3 organizations in Chinatown, 4 organizations in Grafton, 15 programs in Medford, 16 organizations in Somerville.
TNSF collects donations from university employees throughout the year and then awards grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities (Somerville, Medford, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown) and that actively engage Tufts volunteers in their work.
A committee comprised of Tufts administrators, faculty and staff meets annually to review proposals and select grant recipients. In 2015, there was a total of $18,500 available to distribute through TNSF. The committee received 53 proposals representing more than $79,000 in requests and selected 38 programs and projects for awards. Members of the TNSF committee base their decisions on a desire to address the most pressing needs in the communities and to encourage expanded involvement of Tufts volunteers.
The Chinatown grant recipients for 2015 are:
The Grafton grant recipients for 2015 are:
The Medford grant recipients for 2015 are:
The Somerville grant recipients for 2015 are: