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NOTICE to nonprofits:

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its affiliate The Valley Community Foundation are moving quickly to expedite its delivery of funding to nonprofit grantees during the COVID-19 crisis. To facilitate this support, The Foundation has made the following changes to existing grant awards and grant programs. Learn more

About Our Grantmaking

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven grants and distributes more than $20 million annually, made possible through the generosity of thousands of donors over three generations. 


Special Announcement for Grantseekers:

Good news! Improvements have been made to our 2020 Responsive Grants process to shorten the length of time from when you apply to when you are notified. We've also made some other changes designed to make it easier for you to apply.

Our grantseeker webinar provides a full overview of our grant process for 2020. Watch here.


  • General Operating Support and Capital Project Support applications are due February 27, 2020. 
  • The Program Support and Capacity Building grant process is not yet open.


Apply Now

Competitive Grants

The Foundation uses unrestricted and preference funds to respond to community needs in Greater New Haven. This flexible funding supports several different competitive grant programs offered throughout the year, ranging in size from small grants and sponsorships to larger multi-year commitments. 

View the 2020 Grant Schedule

What We Look For

Review the following guidelines before applying: 



Reporting forms and instructions for existing grant and scholarship recipients are found here.

Noncompetitive Grants

Donor advised, designated and organization funds name specific nonprofits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process. Distributions of grants to nonprofits profiled on giveGreater.org® are similarly determined by donors and may include additional Foundation funds designed to incentivize giving during community challenges, such as The Great Give®Learn more about creating a fund.

Grant Stories

Read about the impactful work being done by some of our grantees. 

Recent Grants

2019 Grant Awards

Responsive grants awarded in 2019.

2018 Grant Awards

$2.6 Million to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven

2017 Grant Awards

Community Foundation Grants Provide Support Amid 2017's Unprecedented Challenges (November 20, 2017)

2016 Grant Awards

State Budget Cuts Deliver a Wallop to Local Nonprofits: Community Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Help (December 19, 2016)

Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant (September 19, 2016)

A full list of 2016 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2016 Report to Our Community

2015 Grant Awards

A list of 2015 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2015 Report to Our Community

2014 Grant Awards

View a list of 2014 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 5.56MB]

2014 Responsive grants

2013 Grant Awards

View a list of 2013 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 423KB]

View a list of 2013 grants by issue area [PDF, 193KB]

2012 Grant Awards

View a complete list of 2012 grants [PDF, 502KB]

2011 Grant Awards

View a list of 2011 grants [PDF, 597KB]

2010 Grant Awards

View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 790KB]

2009 Grant Awards

View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 3288KB]

How can we help?

Sarah J. H. Fabish

Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships 203-777-7075 Email Sarah

How can we help?

Denise Canning

Grants Manager 203-777-7076 DCanning@cfgnh.org

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