Grants of up to $5,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to respond to needs and opportunities within eligible communities. Funding is intended to enhance the local quality of life. Priority will be given to proposals addressing children's needs, hunger, the environment, and other social needs, including, but not limited to, housing, healthy aging, transportation, and economic security. Activities should benefit the residents of Chatham.
Grants from The Chatham Fund will support or strengthen:
Existing programs with a proven track record of success, including enhancements to the program
Pilot projects and idea testing
Program planning and development
Organizational development and capacity building
Events and one-time programs with specific community outcomes (e.g. educational/outreach program, symposia, and conferences)
Equipment and technology essential to implementing a program
Communication and outreach projects (e.g. public awareness or volunteer recruitment campaigns)
The Chatham Fund supports organizations that have a 501(c)(3) charitable status. Organizations can be located outside of the Town of Chatham, but projects and programs must specifically support Chatham residents.
The Chatham Fund will generally not consider proposals for the following:
- Debt reduction
- Projects that will be completed prior to the grant award
- Capital campaigns or improvements
- Endowment building
- Monuments and memorials
Coffee Chat: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 9-10 am
Attendance is optional at this informal information session. You do not need to attend in order to submit an application.