Chelsea Community Fund

The Chelsea Community Fund provides grants to Chelsea neighborhood coalitions, organizations, and advocacy groups.

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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.

Announcements

  • Chelsea Community Fund: 2017 Grant Guidelines Available

    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.”

  • Chelsea Community Fund Announces Fall - Winter Grant Making Cycle

    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

  • Chelsea Community Fund Announces Fall - Winter Grant Making Decisions

    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

  • Chelsea Community Fund Announces Fall/Winter Grant Making Cycle

    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: chelseacommunityfund@chelseacollab.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.

  • Chelsea Collaborative Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Available!

    The Chelsea Collaborative's Annual Report highlighting accomplishments from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 is available now.

  • Chelsea Collaborative's Strategic Plan is Underway

    The Chelsea Collaborative board, staff and members participated in Strategic Planning sessions from January to April. The Popular Education Consultants, Isabel Vinent, Ph.D, Reca Fernandez, Ph.D, and Dawn Adolfson, BA lead the Collaborative through an in depth review of strengths, assets and areas for improvements. More than 125 people participated in the strategic planning sessions and conversations from January to April 2014. The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st. The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st.