Fund Details
2017 NETSCOUT Heart of Giving Grant Program
Award Amount
$10,000

Application Information:

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Center for Business Philanthropy
NETSCOUT’s Heart of Giving Community Program

NETSCOUT will offer a $10,000 grant opportunity through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation to support a nonprofit organization serving vulnerable populations in the Greater Lowell area and Burlington.  NETSCOUT is also interested in providing opportunities for their employees to be involved in addressing community issues. Therefore, the selected nonprofit will offer community service opportunities for NETSCOUT employees either at a local NETSCOUT office or at the nonprofit’s site.

Specifically, eligible organizations are those that serve elderly, youth, veterans, persons with physical or mental health disabilities, addictions, and victims and families of domestic abuse/violence. There is a preference, not a requirement, that the selected organization use the grant to fund a specific project (rather than general operations) and that the grant is awarded to an organization with an annual budget of less than $1 million.



Ineligible Organizations:
  • Religious organizations/programs and political organizations or individuals are not eligible to apply
  • Nonacademic, extra-curricular activities or programs such as bands and sports teams, booster clubs, alumni groups, Parent Teacher Associations, and fraternities/sororities
  • Only one application per nonprofit permitted
  • We will be unable to honor incomplete applications
  • 501(c)(3) status required
Three nonprofits will be invited to “pitch” their organization’s proposal on May 23, 2017 from 12-1:00 p.m. at NETSCOUT, 310 Littleton Road, Westford, MA. If your organization is invited, you must be able to attend this meeting.

Applicants must Complete the Following:

A. Cover Sheet

B. Full Proposal Narrative

C. Budget

D. Copy of 990

E. Copy of Discrimination Policy

F. IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Determination Letter




Special Eligibility Requirements:


Your organization must be rated with Charity Navigator with a score of 2, 3, or 4 stars.

If your organization is not registered with Charity Navigator you must meet 4 of the 5 criteria below to be considered.

  •   Your organization has been a registered nonprofit organization for at least 2 years.
  •   Your organization's program expenses are greater than 70% of your total expenses.
  •   Your organization has an active Board of Directors.
  •   Your organization's annual revenue is greater than $25,000.
  •   Your organization's key staff are salaried (not volunteer).