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Tufts University Boston/Grafton Emergency Response Grants

Tufts University is providing emergency grants for non-profit organizations serving residents impacted by COVID-19 in the city of Boston and the town of Grafton. The application period will open on May 23rd, 2020 and applications will be accepted through June 26th, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants can apply for a one-time grant of $1,000. Funding notifications will be made on an ongoing basis. Nonprofits are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) or work with a fiscal agent who can provide a recent 990 report.

These emergency grants are meant to meet urgent community needs such as:

  • Emergency Food Preparation & Distribution
  • Emergency Response Equipment Purchasing
  • Emergency Resources for Educational Programs

Terms and Conditions:

  • All grant requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Organizations that are awarded grants will be required to document the implementation and immediate impact of the grant, including data on program impacts and recipients. Please plan to provide a final report no later than July 31, 2020.
  • Grant recipients are asked to share the impact of their grant and tag @TuftsCommunity in social media posts to feature local emergency response efforts.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at 617-627-3780 and/or .


Q: I just received a Tufts Community Grant, can I still apply?

A: Yes. This is a special, one time emergency grant program.

Q: My nonprofit is not in Boston or Grafton but serves those communities, can I apply?

A: Yes. If your organization serves residents in Boston or Grafton, you can apply. 

Q: Can I apply for a project for more than $1,000?

A: No. All grant awards will be $1,000.