Southborough Community Fund Grants
As a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) is a source of funding to support community needs and opportunities in the areas of Human Services, Arts & Culture, Environment, Community Building, and Education, and provides ways for residents to make an immediate impact in their community. The SCF, with the leadership, expertise and support of the Foundation, will provide a source of funding exclusively for the town of Southborough. It is the Community Board’s goal to fund projects that bring innovative thinking to big issues and small ones – for the benefit of Southborough.
SCF Community Grant Program
Through its annual Community Grant program, SCF supports organizations that provide solutions to the community’s current needs and enables the implementation of new ideas that improve the quality of life in Southborough for the future.
2023 Timeline Coming Soon
2022 Grant Guidelines are available here.
Southborough Community Foundation Education Grants
The SCF Education Grant Program provides one-time grants to enhance the core and supplemental parts of the Southborough Public Schools’ curricula, integrate new educational paradigms, and create richer learning experiences for Southborough students. The goal of the grant program is to fund educational projects that are innovative, relevant, creative, effective, and inspiring. Grant funds are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of school programs, nor are they intended to substitute for regular budget growth and maintenance.
2023 Application Process and Timeline
SCF will accept funding requests of more than $750 from educators and administrators for projects and initiatives that benefit Southborough students. Please review the 2023 grant guidelines for eligibility requirements and funding priorities.
- Monday, January 9 – Application window opens. Please apply via this web form.
- Friday, March 3 at 5pm – Application deadline
- Monday, March 6 through end of April – Application review and follow- up
- Early May – Funding decisions
Southborough Community Fund Education Mini-Grants
Southborough Community Fund will accept education mini-grant requests on a rolling basis for initiatives or programs that total $750 or less. The mini-grant requests must enhance the educational experience of students in Southborough Public Schools.
SCF will give grant proposal priority to:
- Innovative and creative ideas
- Ideas that will significantly enhance the educational experience or process
- Ideas that will benefit present and future students
- Ideas that will make a direct and immediate impact on a wide range of students
- Programs that are not typically funded by school budget (i.e. books and electronic devices)
To apply for a mini-grant ($750 or less), please fill out this web form. Before applying, applicants should consider researching related pricing for the request and seeking administration/leadership approval for the request. Applicants should be able to indicate the school(s) or student groups impacted by the project/initiative, a description and intended goals of the request, and the approximate number of students that would be impacted.