The “Andover Cares Fund” (the “Fund”), is an arm of the Andover Rotary Charitable Trust, and was established to provide money, in the form of grants, to individuals or organizations. The grants may be used for any purpose which will help to address addiction or substance abuse, including education, prevention, and awareness.   Andover Cares grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis for any amount $500 to $10,000.

Please consider the following when completing our Grant Request Form (click for on-line form)

1.  The Fund will only consider grant requests related to the areas noted above.
2.  Please tell us who you are and if applicable, the most important information about your organization.
3.  Please provide a comprehensive description of your project, including the budget, and most importantly, why you are requesting a grant.
4.  Please tell us the impact on the crisis your proposal will have in Andover. 

Helpful Comments from the Grant Committee:

1.  If your project will be funded from multiple sources, please make it clear what you would like from us. The Fund may make disbursements on multiple occasions for one Grant. (Example: 1/3 upon approval, 1/3 once agreed upon milestones are completed, and 1/3 after the project is completed).
2.  As a committee, it is our objective to decide the outcome of grant applications quickly, however, the approval process may take up to 4 weeks.

When the project is complete, we require all recipients to complete a Grant Report Form. This is an opportunity for our grant recipients to report on the use of funds, effectiveness of your program, and the impact of our investment to improve our community and accomplish our mission. It is our expectation that recipients will carefully track the progress and success of the granted project.

Grant Application  

Click here to download the application form.


Mailing Address:
The Andover Cares Fund
c/o Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Trust P.O. Box 1152,
Andover, MA 01810

Email Address:       [email protected]


The following is a list of Grants that Andover Cares Fund has supported:

Parent to Parent  - Speaker Series: Ruth Potee, MD:
"Under Construction: The Teen Brain, Risk Taking, and the Physiology of Addiction" 

MVPASAP - Tent, tables, signage for local grass roots events spreading opioid awareness, education, resources.

AHS - Challenge Day/Be The Change

Andonna Society - Exhibiting at Clown Town

The Psychological Center - Projector, training

AHS - Transformative Teaching - Bringing ethics into difficult decisions

ABCA - Andover Days - Resource Tent

Parent to Parent
presented with Grant Funding
by Andover Cares

Ruth Potee, MD:
"Under Construction: The Teen Brain, Risk Taking, and the Physiology of Addiction"

(see You Tube on Dr. Potee's talk:
  Physiology of Addiction )

November 2016

 Collins Center, Andover High School