Year-Round Small Grants

Small Grants

Organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less are eligible to receive a grant of up to $7,500 provided through this process. No organization shall be eligible to receive a grant under this process more often than once in any period of two calendar years. 

Please note that this is a rolling grant process and applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

The average size of a Small Grant is between $3,000 and $5,000.

Requests considered for funding through this process include:

  • Access for Small Organizations: Defined as assistance for small non-profit organizations that would not normally be competitive in the responsive grant process. 
  • Time-sensitive: Defined as needs which require a quick response from The Community Foundation that can make a significant difference in the outcome of a project.
  • Project Support: Defined as a grant made for a specific new or existing project.
  • Capacity Building Support: Defined as a grant for short term financial assistance to build the infrastructure of an organization for long term success. Requests for capacity building include but are not limited to board development, strategic planning, evaluation and capital expenditures including equipment and technology, building renovations or relocation.


If you are a current grant recipient through this process, click on the link below to download report questions.

Please call Denise Canning 203-777-7076 if you are interested in applying through this grants process.

Small Grants Report Questions



70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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