Method of Applying for Grants

Funding Requirements

Grant applicants must be tax-exempt organizations that are not private foundations and must be located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. If the tax-exempt organization is located outside of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, but the proposed project/program will have a direct and substantial benefit to the inhabitants of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, the grant application may be eligible for funding. The proposed project/program must have a direct benefit to the inhabitants of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.*

The Executive Committee meets once or twice each quarter to interview grant applicants. The Board of Directors meets quarterly to act on Executive Committee recommendations. Board action is required on Executive Committee grant recommendations exceeding $10,000.

View the required grant application information

Download a Report on Grant form


* If your organization has received a grant from the Kelley Foundation in the last three years, please understand that we do not fund operations annually.