Official websites use

A website belongs to an official government organization in the City of Boston.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Last updated:

Charlestown Community Impact Fund

The Fund was created to mitigate any impacts from the development and operation of the casino.

Spring 2024 Grant Round

The Charlestown Community Impact Fund Managing Committee is pleased to announce the spring 2024 grant round for Charlestown’s nonprofits and community organizations.  Please see below for more details.  

Apply for the Impact Fund
Timeline and Grant Information
  • Deadline: Application deadline is Monday, April 22, 2024, at 5 p.m.
  • Notification: Awards are expected to be announced in May 2024
  • Funding Source: Charlestown Community Impact Fund 
  • Total Amount Available in Spring 2024: $400,000
  • Award Amount per Grant per Organization: $5,000 to $12,000
Grant Eligibility:
  • To qualify for a grant, your nonprofit or community organization must be from Charlestown or support the Charlestown community.  Applicants or designated fiscal agents must be a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Your project also must address a need in the Charlestown community
Preview Application Questions 
  • Please note: Google Forms does not save your work. In order to review all of the application questions and prepare your responses, you can download this document or make a copy of it in order to edit or prepare your answers.
Contact Information:

About the Fund

A Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) was a condition of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s gaming license approval.  Following the casino’s opening and throughout the 15 year license term, an annual $2 million payment is made by Wynn MA, LLC (Encore Boston Harbor) to the City, whose purpose as described in the SCA shall include:

  • Improvements to facilities within the City to facilitate water transportation and to fund staffing and other public safety initiatives related to increased use of water transportation in Boston Harbor related to the Project
  • Support of Charlestown’s nonprofits, parks, after-school activities, senior programs, job training programs, cultural events and related activities that promote Charlestown’s heritage, quality of life, recreational and cultural activities
  • Staffing and other public safety initiatives related to increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the City related to project following the opening
  • Any other impacts, including any transportation infrastructure impacts and the Sullivan Square Infrastructure Project related to the Project

When the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) was signed by the City of Boston and Wynn MA, LLC, a one-time $1 million payment was made and has been distributed to support over 60 Charlestown nonprofits.


The Charlestown Community Impact Managing Committee is comprised of:

  • the City’s Collector-Treasurer
  • District One City Councilor
  • State Senator for the Middlesex and Suffolk District that includes Charlestown
  • State Representative for the Second Suffolk District that includes Charlestown
  • the City’s Commissioner of Public Works
  • the City’s Transportation Commissioner, and
  • the City’s Chief of Civic Engagement.

Who's Involved:

Back to top