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Frequently Asked Questions & Basic Criteria for Applying for Funding

Below is a list of questions and answers about eligibilty criteria, types of grants available, grant application processes and more.

If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, contact Denise Canning at or (203) 777-7076.


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You must be a tax-exempt organization
You must provide services within our 20 town area
You must adhere to a policy of non-discrimination
Projects that do not generally receive consideration
Grants available for capital campaigns are limited
Most grants are made for one to three years

Can I get $ from The Foundation for personal needs
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven does not make grants or loans to individuals. For students, there are a number of scholarships; funding for scholarships is sent directly to the educational institution on the student’s behalf.
Is my project eligible for funding?
What types of grants are available?
How do I apply for a grant?
What are the deadlines for grant applications?
How do I apply for a responsive new grant?
Can I apply for a grant from a donor advised fund?
What if I have questions or need help?
Can anyone help me write a grant proposal?
Why didn't my project receive funding this time?
Can you refer me anywhere else for funding?
How often can my organization apply?
Who reviews my grant request?
Can I meet with The Foundation before applying?
How much money should my organization request?

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