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  • >>Make a donation

    Gaining Ground relies on donations from individuals, businesses, civic groups, faith communities, corporations, family trusts, and other grant-giving organizations to ensure our ongoing existence and success. Your contribution enables our program to continue to make an important difference within our community.

    Contribute securely online

    Mailing your donation

    Send your donation to:
    Gaining Ground, P. O. Box 374, Concord, MA 01742

    Gaining Ground, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Contribute needed items

    Our needs vary throughout the year but our frequent needs include:

    • Scissors

    • Wax boxes
    • Straw baskets
    • Wheelbarrows
    • Vermont garden cart - large
    • Gardening gloves


    • Tarps

    • 8- or 16-oz. Mason jars

    • Firewood

    • Manure

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    Buy our Cookbook


    The Gaining Ground Cookbook is available at these locations, or contact our office to order it through the mail.

    Concord Cookware, 13 Walden Street, Concord MA
    Kitchen Outfitters, 342 Great Road, Acton MA

    Cover photo by Allie Cottrill
    Cookbook design by Studio-e

    “I just spent the last 45 minutes reading the cookbook, and BOY am I impressed. I love everything from the background info on GG, the font selection, page graphics, photos, tips and mostly the recipes! sign me up for 5 more copies”

    Spread the Word

    If you work as a financial adviser, estate planner, or attorney, please highlight Gaining Ground as a worthy charitable organization to your clients. Or, if you know of a family foundation that would be interested in our work for hunger relief and community service, please tell them about us.


  • Gaining Ground relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers, generous individual donors, funding organizations and community partners. We deeply appreciate their belief in growing food and growing community. Our thanks to the following organizations that have made a significant investment in our work, making it possible for us to keep growing:

    • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
    • Carl Forstman Memorial Foundation
    • Cedar Tree Foundation
    • Charles Engelhard Foundation
    • Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
    • Crawford-Idema Family Foundation
    • Cummings Foundation
    • Dinah Buechner-Vischer Advised Fund
    • Doe Family Foundation
    • First Parish in Concord
    • First Parish in Lincoln
    • Foundation for MetroWest
    • Garden Club of Concord
    • George and Alice Rich Foundation
    • Greater Lowell Community Foundation
    • Green Leaf Foundation
    • Project Bread
    • The Sudbury Foundation
    • Trinitarian Congregational Church
    • Winning Home, Inc.
    • Women Working Wonders