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Chatham Fund Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: Chatham

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/20/23 Save

Grant Description
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)


Additional Eligibility Criteria
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

Pre-Proposal Conference
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.

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Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023

The Chatham Fund will consider all applications in mid-November and recommendations will be presented to The Cape Cod Foundation’s Board of Directors. Distributions will be made thereafter.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Grants from The Chatham Fund are generally between $2,500 – 5,000.

Contact Information
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Online Application Help:

Jeanne Ruckert Lovy
Program Officer
508.790.3040, Extension 111

Cape Cod Foundation
261 Whites Path, Unit 2
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

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