A percentage of our annual giving is reserved for the communities in which we operate. These funds help provide food, shelter, safety, and services to local residents in need. The Community Grant Committee (CGC) determines which eligible groups will receive funds each year. The CGC is comprised of interdepartmental colleagues who volunteer their time to help local organizations find additional funding and share in our success. Our programs are always evolving to become more global.
Here are some of the organizations supported over the last few years:
Every spring, the CGC convenes to review grant requests and distribute funds to local schools, non-profit organizations, and charities. Our members follow up on the projects funded by the committee, and many choose to volunteer for some of these organizations at annual fundraisers or charitable events.
CST recognizes that inflationary pressures continue to pose serious challenges to our communities. Our CGC has committed to fund causes in 2023 which support those most affected by this issue.
Deadline: Annually on May 1st. To apply for a grant, visit our Grants Program Application page.
Beverly Bootstraps 2018-2021 | $75 K: Providing critical resources to families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency: food, housing, education, counseling, and advocacy.
LEAP for Education 2018-2021 | $21 K: Empowering first-generation-to-college and underserved youth to graduate from college and succeed in career and life.