About Us

IT ALL STARTED WHEN...

In 1983, some Stow residents were frustrated by the long and tedious process of reviewing social service funding requests at the Annual Town Meeting. They decided to establish an alternative funding vehicle and organized the Stow Community Chest, a tax-exempt charitable organization, managed by a volunteer board of directors.

Today, we continue that original mission. The Stow Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors raises funds and reviews funding requests from non-profit service providers. Each fiscal year (August 1 through July 31), we conduct a fundraising campaign for residents and area businesses and often complement the campaign with additional fundraising programs. We allocate the money we raise to various organizations that provide social, health, and human services for Stow and neighboring communities. Both new and current agencies must complete a formal funding request application.

MAKING A real DIFFERENCE

While we remain a small organization, we have had a significant impact on the programs we have supported. Get the facts about how our supported agencies have used SCC grants to directly improve their programs and services. 

 A family receives items from Household Goods donation center in Acton, MA

A family receives items from Household Goods donation center in Acton, MA