SCHIP grant applications due May 31

Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP), the nonprofit organization that raises funds at its resale shop on Route 7 next to the Shelburne Town Center, is accepting applications for its next round of grants. Applications from nonprofit organizations are due by May 31.

Since SCHIP began making grants in 2004, they have granted more than $490,000 to projects in our communities continuing their mission to raise funds to improve the lives of our neighbors and strengthen our communities. Grants have ranged from a few hundred to several thousand dollars but may not exceed $5,000.

Applicants must be a 501 (c)(3) or submit their application through such an organization. Projects must serve residents of the communities of Shelburne, Charlotte, and/or Hinesburg. Funds may not be applied to annual operating budgets or permanent staffing and you may apply only once within a calendar year. To obtain an application, email schipgrant@myfairpoint.net or stop by the shop at 5404 Shelburne Road, Shelburne.

Please submit your requests by the end of May so that we can continue our efforts.