Grants Available from CFGNH - Resources for Nonprofits - 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.

Mimimum Eligibility Requirements

Please reivew our general eligibility criteria before applying.

Valley-Serving Organizations

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

2020 Grant Schedule


Program Name Purpose and Eligibility Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline
Event Sponsorship For one-day events. Up to $2,500 January 1, 2020 Rolling
Small Grants
- Program
- Capacity Building
For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less; awarded for for direct service programs or infrastructure improvement. Up to $7,500 January 1, 2020 Rolling.
Neighborhood Leadership Program For residents of New Haven, West Haven, East Haven and Hamden who have a demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference.  Up to $3,000  

December 20, 2019

Jan. 21, 2020
Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven. Up to $7,500 January, 1 2020 Rolling
Quinnipiac River Fund For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River. Varies; project specific Apply Now

January 17, 2020


- General Operating 
- Capital Project 

Flexible funding for general operating, programmatic or capacity building needs. 

Available to organizations that have been incorporated at least 5 years and have received a responsive grant from The Community Foundation.

$7,500 or greater; varies; project specific Apply Now

February 27, 2020 

 - Program
 - Capacity Building

Program is for direct service programs; Capacity Building is for organizational infrastructure improvement.
- Up to $20,000/yr
- One or two year grants
Scholarship awarded to individual for their academic pursuits Varies Varies Varies


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]

How can we help?

Jackie Downing

Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness 203-777-7072 Email Jackie

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