How To Apply

New Application Process

Starting February 1st The Sanborn Foundation will be introducing a new online application process.

Applicants will be asked to create an online account through which they will be able to submit applications, upload receipts, and track their reimbursements.

As of February 1st The Sanborn Foundation will no longer provide the printable application, or accept applications via mail.

Detailed instructions will be available on this  page starting February 1st.



We offer two easy ways to apply for funds, by downloading our printable application here


Please contact us if you have questions about how to fill out the application:  (781) 643-7775


  1. Individual applicants must be a resident of Arlington, Massachusetts
  2. The contact person should be someone who can be reached if the primary applicant is unavailable (include a phone number if different from applicant’s)
  3. If the primary applicant cannot sign, a family member or health care professional may sign for her or him.
  4. A letter from a physician stating the cancer diagnosis and need for the requested service or item is required but need not accompany this form.
  5. Send the completed, signed original application to the Foundation. Please do not send copies.
    The Sanborn Foundation
    PO Box 417
    Arlington, MA 02476-0052


Organizations may use (up to) 8 additional pages to provide the following information:

  1. Provide a statement of the need that the project will address.
  2. Describe the project.
  3. Describe how the proposed project fits in with other programs or activities sponsored by your organization.
  4. Describe, specifically, what the funds will be used for. Provide a detailed description of the services, activities, or equipment for which funds are being requested.
  5. Describe your organizational structure and size.
  6. Describe how the grant will benefit the community of, or individuals within, the town of Arlington, Massachusetts.
  7. Attach a detailed budget, including other sources of funds that may be used for this project, such as matching grants.
  8. Describe an evaluation plan for the project.  How will the effectiveness of the funded project be determined?
  9. Send 12 copies of the completed and signed application to:
    The Sanborn Foundation
    PO Box 417
    Arlington, MA 02476-0052

Click here to print the application form.