Since our founding in 1933, The Community Chest has been granting funds to local nonprofit agencies. We have distributed over $11million in funds from contributions donated by generous local individuals and businesses. On average, we give support to over 20 agencies annually. Most years, one agency is selected for our Harriet Tanner Impact Grant (up to $25,000) that enables agencies to initiate a new program, secure needed equipment, or make capital improvements. We also respond to unanticipated financial needs of agencies by issuing emergency grants when programs are in peril of interrupted services to clients.
Grants are determined through an application and review process during select annual dates.