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Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc. was formed in June 1998 as a Section 501(c) (3) organization and endowed with a $2,000,000 donation from Chelsea Groton Bank. Since then, $1606,200 in grants have been given to hundreds of scientific, educational and charitable organizations located within the bank’s Southeast Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island market area. Each year, Chelsea Groton Bank and the Chelsea Groton Foundation support more than 200 local, nonprofit organizations through monetary gifts, grants, sponsorships, scholarships, and employee volunteerism via donations of time and talent. In 2012, the Foundation, Bank and its employees together contributed more than $305,000 and 9,200 hours to benefit our community.
“Giving back to our community is inseparable from our mission to serve our banking customers,” explained bank President and CEO Michael Rauh. “Shared trust, purpose and respect—our mutual philosophy—means we do everything in our power to advance the quality of life of folks who live in our neighborhood.”
We invite you to submit an application to the Foundation. To get started, please check your organization’s eligibility which can be found on the application. Grants are awarded semi-annually.

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"Our community is so fortunate to have Dana-Farber's world-renowned services brought here, to Eastern Connecticut, through its affiliation with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.
Now, adult cancer patients can focus more on their care and rest rather than worrying about traveling to Boston, New Haven, or New York to find the best treatment."

- Michael Rauh
Chelsea Groton Bank President and CEO




Now accepting grant applications for the spring deadline.
April 2, 2014

Foundation Application (Microsoft Word .doc file 328KB)

If you have specific questions about the Foundation or the application process, please contact Sue Olszewski at 860-448-4105 or Email.


Recent Grants

Funds Awarded Spring 2013

Central Baptist Church - $2,000
Child and Family Agency of SE CT - $1,000
Chorus of Westerly - $1,000
Covenant Shelter of New London, Inc. - $6,000
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Inc. - $3,000
Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Inc. - $1,000
Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities, Inc. - $2,000
Falcon Music Boosters, Inc. - $2,000

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Funds Awarded Fall 2012

Alliance for Living, Inc. - $500
Artreach, Inc. - $500
Best Production Company, Inc. - $500
Bethsaida Community, Inc. - $1,500
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich - $2,000
Central Baptist Church - $1,700
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut - $500
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut - $1,000
Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc. - $500

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Past Grants

Foundation Recipients - Spring 2012

Foundation Recipients - Fall 2011

Foundation Recipients - Spring 2011

Foundation Recipients - Fall 2010

Foundation Recipients - Spring 2010