Grants to Apply For - Strengthening Nonprofits - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Grant Programs

Application deadlines and specific requirements for each competitive grant program are listed below and are subject to change. Required forms for each program are posted when the application process opens.

Does your organization serve the Lower Naugatuck Valley region of Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford? Apply through the Valley Community Foundation.

Program Name Eligibility Criteria Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline
Event Sponsorship awarded only for events held by 501(c)(3) organizations up to $2,500 year-round Closed for 2017
Community Fund for Women & Girls awarded to support gender-specific programming or advocacy and direct service organizations that promote social and economic advancement of women and girls broadly varies 2018 Closed for 2017
Year-Round Small Grants any organization with an operating budget of $2 million or less; time sensitive up to $7,500 year-round Closed for 2017
Neighborhood Leadership Program for residents of New Haven (or contiguous towns) who have demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference through resident engagement  up to $3,000  2018 Closed for 2017
Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants for any nonprofit animal shelter serving the Greater New Haven area  up to $7,500  year-round  year-round
Quinnipiac River Fund awarded only for projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River varies; project specific 2018 Closed for 2017
Responsive generally awarded to address a nonprofit organization's operating, programmatic or capacity building needs $7,500 or greater; varies; project specific 2018 Closed for 2017
Scholarship awarded to individual for their academic pursuits varies varies varies
Strategy Grants:        
  Immigrant Integration: awarded for programs and services that remove barriers to full social, economic, and civic participation of immigrants; through direct service, advocacy, collaborative efforts, capacity building, public education and leadership development  varies   Closed for 2017
  Incarceration & Reentry:
A funding opportunity is available to support community organizing work with New Haven youth impacted by incarceration. The multi-year grant is made possible by a partnership between the Perrin Family Foundation and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, which share an interest in improving the lives of youth and young adults.  
 $80,000 over 2 years contact Strategic Program Manager for details November 20, 2017

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven actively seeks to promote equity among all peoples and groups and end discrimination based on any factors by which people are unfairly excluded. Below is The Community Foundation's policy on Anti-Discrimination for competitive grant applicants:

Anti-Discrimination Policy [Doc, 702KB]

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