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.
The 2020 responsive grants cycle is about to begin. Sign up for our Grantseeker Information Webinar (held on December 10, 2019) to learn about the changes to our 2020 grant processes.
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. A note of importance: the application process for General Operating Support and Capital Project Support will have an earlier due date of February 27, 2020.
Grantseeker Information Webinar participation is strongly encouraged, even for experienced Grant applicants. The webinar will share information about all the grant processes of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.
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.
What We Look For
Review the following guidelines before applying:
Reporting forms and instructions for existing grant and scholarship recipients are found here.
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.
Read about the impactful work being done by some of our grantees.
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]