Method of Applying for Grants
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 monthly 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.
New in 2020! The Kelley Foundation is excited to partner with The Cape Cod Foundation to streamline the application process.
Applicants will need to create an account in the online grant system. We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your application. A 4-minute tutorial video can be found here.
Please note that you will use the same organizational login/account to apply to the Kelley Foundation and The Cape Cod Foundation.