The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.
We pursue these goals by awarding grants in three areas: the arts, education and social services. We also recognize the special value of efforts that create links among these areas. The Clowes Fund has a special interest in supporting projects that strengthen the communities in which Clowes family members and the foundation’s directors live and work.
2012-2013 Grant Cycle
The 2012-2013 Grant Cycle is closed. Please check back in early September for the Clowes Fund's 2013-2014 guidelines. For more information, please read information for grantseekers or download the 2012-2013 guidelines in their entirety.
- Final Proposals were due by February 1, 2013. If you have received a competitive grant from the Fund in the past five years (2008-2012), you should contact our staff for guidance before you invest in the development of a Final Proposal. We recommend a brief summary of intent sent by e-mail well in advance of the proposal deadline (i.e. by mid-January); the next final deadline will be February 1, 2014.
- Preliminary Proposals were due by November 1, 2012. If your organization has not received a competitive grant from the Fund within the past five years, you must submit a Preliminary Proposal for consideration; the next prelim deadline will be November 1, 2013.
CONNECT is a new model for building community economic security. By integrating, in one central and supportive location, resources to address the community's financial, educational, employment, and housing needs, CONNECT addresses the needs of the residents of Chelsea, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. The six partner agencies of CONNECT do so while nurturing social networks - "Success Teams" - to provide the glue and sustenance for each low-income individual and family's journey toward economic security.
Learn more about CONNECT.