Acton-Boxborough United Way provides crucial funding for essential services to help our children, teens, seniors, disabled, and families through local grants. Our normal grant deliberation process requires a completed Grant Application, in-depth interviews and site visits.  We study applicants' financial stability, quality of programs, collaborations, specific services to Acton-Boxborough residents, and more.

Click here for the current Grant Process and Application.


S.A.G.E. Fund Available to Meet Immediate Needs 

ABUW launched the new Special Assistance for Grants & Emergencies fund (S.A.G.E.) to address urgent and immediate needs within the community. Our goal is to be more flexible and responsive to new initiatives that emerge outside of our regular grant cycle. This grant serves as a vehicle to meet immediate needs such as food, fuel and rent for those struggling to make ends meet. Individuals must work through the many human service agencies serving the community and should not contact ABUW directly.

Special Grant Allocation Form for Organizations

Special Grant Allocation Form for Individuals


Click here to read many local stories illustrating your dollars at work. Click on the impact areas below to find out which organizations are receiving grants this program year.


Grant Awards 2019-2020:

A Friend In Need

A/B/H/L Early Childhood Council (ITC)

ABRPTSO/Project Graduation Committee

Acton Housing Authority

Acton-Boxborough Community Education 

Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley

Cooperative Elder Services

Doli Atamian Campership Fund

Domestic Violence Services Network

Eliot Community Human Services

English At Large

First Connections/ CFYS

First Parish Church of Stow and Acton Guest Table

Metrowest Legal Services

Minute Man ARC for Human Services

Minuteman Senior Services

Mt. Calvary Community Supper

Open Door Theater of Acton

Open Table

Stow Food Pantry


Additional information