The Kelley Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that support all areas of the community: health and human services; housing; youth development; food security and access; arts & culture; and the environment.
All grant applicants must be tax-exempt organizations located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts or have a proposed project/program that serves Barnstable County. Private foundations are not eligible for funding. Kelley Foundation grants are not intended to be a source of annual support. In general, due to limited resources, grants are not awarded to the same organization within a three-year period.
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. The Executive Committee typically meets monthly to interview grant applicants. Requests of $15,000 or less will be evaluated in 6-8 weeks; larger requests are reviewed quarterly.
The entire process is online. Grant applicants must log in to the online grant system to view the application. We recommend that you read the instructions and reference materials found on this page carefully before registering for the first time and starting your application. There is also a helpful 4-minute tutorial video here.
Please note that you will use the same organizational login/account to apply to the Kelley Foundation and The Cape Cod Foundation; however, the Kelley Foundation application is distinct.