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The Collaborative launched the Community Fund in late 1990s by matching a $750,000 challenge grant from the Clipper Ship Foundation. Many Chelsea businesses and individuals were instrumental in providing funding to match, dollar for dollar, the $750,000. Since the fund’s establishment, dozens of Chelsea organizations have benefitted from the more than $500,000 given out in grants.
Guidelines for 2017 grantmaking through the Chelsea Community Fund are now available and applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Priorities for funding in 2017 are proposals that identify a community problem and a strategy for addressing it consistent with the Community Fund’s “Vision of Chelsea.”
CCF will entertain proposals from all organizations and entities but will evaluate a request based on 1) whether the project to be funded will meet an urgent or unfilled need; 2) the financial need of the project (and in relation to an organization's budget); and 3) the community impact of the project or program including the size and longevity of the program and long term impact or potential for sustainability of the effort. To download the guidelines, please click here: /sites/default/files/community_fund_guidelines_fall_2015_-_winter_2016_with_sample_budget.pdf
The Chelsea Community Fund recently announced its Fall/Winter 2015 Grantees:
1. Chelsea Artist Collaborative – Charcoll $2,000
2. Chelsea Community Connections $3,000
3. Chelsea Council on Elder Affairs $2,000
4. Chelsea Girls Scouts $2,000
5. Chelsea High School Summer Reading Committee $3,500
6. Chelsea Hunger Network $3,500
7. Chelsea Public Schools Music Department $3,500
8. Theater Zone $2,000
The Chelsea Community Fund has announced the application deadline for 2014-2015 grants is Friday, November 21, 2014 by 1pm (the Collaborative closes on Fridays at 1pm) for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations that benefit Chelsea youth and families, promote education and civic engagement, improve quality of life, provide basic and unfulfilled needs, promotes equity and diversity in Chelsea and will have a lasting impact on the community.
For the 2014-2015 grant making cycle, the Community Fund will make grants of up to $5,000 that will contribute significantly to reaching a project's objectives and otherwise play a key role in solving a community problem or provide a needed service to Chelsea people.
Applicants who have had three past continuous years of Community Fund support are ineligible.
Please not that the CCF application has been changed and will require more information, please be sure to pay close attention to the requirements. If you have already submitted a proposal prior to the release of the attached document, you will have to resubmit your proposals with the requested information.
Completed applications must be postmarked by or submitted directly to the Collaborative in electronic form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By 1:00pm no later than Friday, November 21, 2014
or delivered before 1:00 PM on that date to
Chelsea Community Fund,
318 Broadway, Chelsea, Ma 02150
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact.
Click subject line to see link for application guidelines.
The Chelsea Community Fund, administered through the Chelsea Collaborative, is pleased to announce the recipients of its Fall/ Winter grant-making session. The following is a list of the grantees Adri’s Legacy Foundation $500
Boy Scout Troop 109 $1,000
Charles River Watershed Association $2,500
Chelsea Artists Collaborative $2,000
Chelsea Community Connections $3,000
Chelsea Community Garden $3,400
Chelsea Council on Elder Affairs $1,300
Chelsea Drama Club $5,000
Chelsea Hunger Network $2,500
Chelsea Pop Warner $2,500
Jordan Boys and Girls Club $3,600
Margolis Apartment Resident Council $2,500
Museum at the Walnut Street Synagogue $1,000
The Community Fund Board members consist of: oe Mahoney, Chair
Carol Resnek, Vice-Chair
Elaine Monge, Clerk
Dr. Mary M. Bourque
The Chelsea Collaborative's Annual Report highlighting accomplishments from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 is available now.