Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors has long been committed to giving back to our community.  Throughout the year, HNC organizes fundraising events which contribute to the Community Investment Grant Fund.   For the 2019 fund, these 2018 events included Princess & Superhero Party, Touch-A-Truck, The Great Pumpkin Trail, and Gingerbread House Decorating.

Please review the grant criteria below and then download the application here or pickup a copy at the Holliston Public Library.  The deadline for requests is February 26, 2019.  Requests received after the deadline will not be considered.  

Applications can be emailed to or received at the address noted below.

Community Investments Committee

Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors

P.O. Box 6581

Holliston, MA 01746

If you have any questions, please email the Community Investments Committee at

2019 Grant Criteria

The grant criteria defined here for 2019 has not been changed from what was used in 2018.  We will consider only those grant applications that are completed in full and will prioritize funding for those grant proposals that best fit the criteria established by the Community Investment Committee.Specifically, supporting groups that do not have significant income from fundraising and whose grant application demonstrates that the project would:

  1. Have a significant impact on the community
  2. Provide needed services/projects to the community at large
  3. Impact a large number of Holliston residents

Please note, grant proposals that seek to redistribute funds or that seeks funds strictly for operating costs will not be considered. All educational requests must be submitted through the designated school administrator, and no individual educator requests will be reviewed.

Also, please indicate whether or not it will be possible to complete the project within the next calendar year if your request is only partially funded. Applicants are also asked to share what they see as the loss to the community if Newcomers does not fund their grant. All applicants will be notified of committee’s decision in April 2019.

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