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Community Grants

The TURI Community Grant program helps organizations create and promote healthier communities in Massachusetts. The maximum award amount for regional or statewide projects is $20,000. The maximum award amount for local projects is $10,000. Community grants are only available to Massachusetts community organizations, municipalities, youth groups, and regional and state-wide organizations.

This year's grant deadline has passed but reach out to Rachel Massey at anytime to discuss project ideas.

Who’s Eligible:    

  • Organizations must be located in Massachusetts
  • Community and environmental organizations
  • Municipal departments
  • Regional organizations
  • Statewide organizations

Project Ideas: 

These examples are provided only for guidance and are not meant to be all-inclusive; we welcome new ideas. We also encourage you to review past funded projects for inspiration, or to find project ideas that can be replicated in your community

  • Municipal agencies conducting outreach or education related to reducing use of toxic chemicals in a specific small business sector
  • Organizations working to help individuals, small businesses, schools, or other entities use safer products and processes for cleaning and disinfection
  • Organizations working to provide education and outreach related to per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)
  • Health Departments partnering to develop toxics use reduction guidance or providing samples of safer alternatives to small businesses
  • Municipal departments working to educate homeowners, professional landscapers, or athletic directors about organic land care practices for homes or athletic fields

We strongly encourage partnerships between two or many of these types of organizations. The partnerships should reflect a shared topic of interest that expands over a region or the entire state. 

Download the FY20 Application (for information purposes only since the deadline has passed).