Community Grants

Next deadline is October 1, 2018.

istock_64687717_mediumReliant Foundation awards community grants for charitable projects, programs and initiatives that improve the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. Our average grant size is $5,000. Programs that focus on substance use (primarily the opioid epidemic), children’s mental health, or battling childhood obesity will be given top priority. Non-profit collaborations and programs aligned with the Worcester CHIP and MetroWest CHIP are welcome to apply.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organizations may apply. Organizations without tax-exempt status may apply through an established non-profit, tax-exempt organization that agrees to provide fiscal oversight. No grants will be made directly to individuals, public or for-profit businesses.

Capital campaign requests, event sponsorships, field trips, pageants, sports teams and requests that support a single individual are not accepted. We do not typically fund salaries or licensing fees. We do not fund public schools or parent-teacher organizations.

What Should be Included in a Grant Proposal to Reliant Foundation?

To be considered for a community grant, follow the instructions included in our guidelines. New guidelines will be posted in the summer of 2018. Applications that do not conform to the guidelines are not likely to be considered.

When are Proposal Deadlines? How Quickly are Proposals Reviewed?

We accept grant proposals each fall. The next deadline is October 1, 2018. All proposals must be received by Reliant Foundation by the deadline for consideration by our grants committee.

Proposals that conform to all guidelines are typically considered within six (6) weeks after deadline dates. Consider mailing your proposal in early so we have ample time to review.


Call us at (508)-231-4663 or send us an email at

Mail or deliver proposals to:

Kelsa Zereski
Reliant Foundation
120 Front St, 4th Fl
Worcester, MA 01608