Since our founding in 1933 the Community Chest has been accepting proposals from local nonprofit agencies and considering them for funding. We have raised over $11million in funds from local individuals and businesses. Last year 23 agencies were granted funds. Each year one agency is granted an Impact Grant, a larger grant (up to $25,000) that enables agencies to initiate a new program, secure needed equipment, or make capital improvements. In 2013 this grant was renamed The Harriet Tanner Impact Grant, honor of the retiring Executive Director, Harriet Tanner.
See the section titled Grantees for more information about the Community Chest's grant making activities.