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Grants to Apply For

Are you a nonprofit providing services in Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley?

If so, you may be eligible for a grant from The Community Foundation or its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation.

The 2017 Grantseeker Webinar took place February 9; watch the previously recorded webinar now and view the slideshow presentation.

The following competitive funding opportunities from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are considered through an application process; as noted, grantseekers interested in applying for grants specifically supporting the Lower Naugatuck Valley community (Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford) will be directed to apply through the Valley Community Foundation. Forms are posted on this page when each application process begins. To better serve you, we ask that you:

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 year-round
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 12/5/16 1/20/17
Year-Round Small Grants any organization with an operating budget of $2 million or less; time sensitive up to $7,500 year-round year-round
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  12/14/16  1/20/17
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 11/22/16 1/18/17
Responsive generally awarded to address a nonprofit organization's operating, programmatic or capacity building needs $7,500 or greater; varies; project specific 1/9/17 3/30/17
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  TBD  TBD
  Incarceration & Reentry:
awarded for new and innovative programs among community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and reentry providers; 
policy, advocacy and raising public awareness of the issues; best practices that provide support to children of families that have been impacted by incarceration of an immediate family member; research to inform best practices and policy. 
 varies  TBD  TBD

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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