Details about the process

Eligibility Criteria 

Organizations must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:


  • Nonprofit Status: Must be a registered nonprofit or non-governmental organization.
  • Alignment with CellMark’s Values: Should align with areas like sustainability, education, health, and community development.
  • Operational History: Must have been operational for at least two years with a track record of impactful results.
  • Transparency and Governance: Should have transparent accounting, clear governance, and adhere to ethical practices.
  • The applying organization must have a revenue between $1 million and $5 million (USD).
  • Innovative Approach: Preference for organizations using innovative solutions to address significant issues.
  • Employee Nomination: Must be nominated by a CellMark employee, with one nomination allowed per employee per cycle.
  • Documentation: Must provide proof of nonprofit status, financial statements, and annual reports.

Nomination & Application Process

  • Nomination: An employee from CellMark nominates an organization via an email to
  • Application: The CellMark Cares Committee reaches out to the organization to ask them to submit a form via CellMark’s internal portal.
  • Review: Initial review by the CellMark Cares Committee to ensure eligibility.
  • Shortlisting: Invitation to shortlisted organizations to submit a detailed application.
  • Final Selection: Based on alignment with CellMark’s goals, potential impact, and organizational capacity.
  • Notification: Decisions announced, with successful organizations publicly recognized.

Funding Cycles

Spring Cycle
Application: March 1April 30
Review: May 1–June 30
Notification of Results: By July 31

Fall Cycle
Application: Sept 1–Oct 31
Review: Nov 1–Dec 3
Notification of Results: By Jan 31

Reporting & Accountability 

Grantees must submit periodic progress and a final report detailing fund usage and the impact achieved.