Community Partnership Grant

ATTENTION: 2018 Community Partnership Grant and Hospitality Scholarship deadlines are March 30, 2018.

An internal committee of the MCCA will review grant applications and determine which programs will receive funding. Only requests from Boston-based, non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth, women or seniors, as well as programs revitalizing or improving a neighborhood and therefore improving the convention, tourist or visitor experience, will be reviewed. Requests for funding will be reviewed once a year.

Applications for the current grant cycle must be received by March 30, 2018.


Proposals for grants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Organizations must be based in Boston
  • Organizations receiving funding must be a recognized 501c3
  • Only grants that meet the two following criteria would be considered:
    • At-risk youth, women and seniors
    • Any program that revitalizes or improves a neighborhood and therefore improves the convention, tourist or visitor experience
  • No capital campaign funding
  • No grant shall exceed $5,000
  • No donations to political causes or political action committees
  • Organizations will be required to furnish a purpose for their request (e.g., new education program, 2018 annual event, etc.)
  • Incomplete applications may not be accepted. All forms must be filled out in their entirety
  • Provide 10 copies with (one unbound reproducible copy) upon submission
  • Failure to include a current IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status will result in disqualification of the application

Please submit original, completed applications directly to:

Robert O'Shea, Community Liaison

Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

(No faxes or electronic versions will be accepted.)