The Chelsea Groton Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications Through Online Portal

The Chelsea Groton Foundation is now accepting applications for the spring grant cycle through the Foundation’s online application portal until Friday, April 16, 2021. Local and regional charitable organizations in the program areas of Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, Housing, and Youth Activities, should visit to access the online application portal and more details on specific requirements.

The Foundation typically reviews applications and awards grants two times per year. However, as we enter a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations who support critical needs may need emergency funding sooner than April. Any organization in need of emergency funding should contact the Foundation directly at

Additional resources are located on the Foundation’s web page, including application FAQs, grant writing assistance, and SBA PPP loan information.  Please visit

Each year, Chelsea Groton Bank and the Chelsea Groton Foundation support more than 300 local organizations through monetary gifts, grants, sponsorships, scholarships and employee volunteerism. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank and Foundation provided more than $1,000,000 in unprecedented giving. More information, including a list of last fall’s grant recipients, is available at                                                                                                                                             

About the Chelsea Groton Foundation

The Chelsea Groton Foundation was formed in June 1998 as a Section 501(c)(3) organization. Initially endowed with a $2 million donation from Chelsea Groton Bank, the Foundation has, to date, awarded over $4.4 million in grants to hundreds of scientific, educational and charitable organizations located within the Bank’s market area. To learn more, visit


About Chelsea Groton Bank

Based in Groton, Conn., Chelsea Groton Bank is a full-service mutually owned bank with over $1.4 billion in assets. Chelsea Groton Bank’s products and services include consumer banking, business banking, mortgage and business lending, cash management, financial planning and financial education programming. With 14 branch locations throughout New London County and a Loan Production Office in Hartford County, Chelsea Groton Bank also provides online and mobile banking, 24-hour telephone banking, and nationwide ATM banking for individuals, families and businesses. To learn more, please visit Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS Institution ID 402928.