2020 Funding Opportunities

Announcing the opening of several grant application processes for 2020.

New Haven, CT (January 8, 2020) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces the opening of several grant application processes for 2020. For complete details and links to all grant applications, visit the 2020 grant schedule.

Responsive Grants - General Operating Support
Application Deadline: February 27

The responsive grants process is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation.

Grants of $7,500 and higher for general operating and/or capital expenses are available to organizations that have been incorporated at least 5 years and have received a responsive grant from The Community Foundation or the Valley Community Foundation.

To learn more about the responsive grant process, watch the “Nuts and Bolts” webinar recorded on January 15, 2020.


Small Grants - Programs and Capacity Building
Application Deadline: Rolling

Grants up to $7,500 for direct service programs, capacity building projects and infrastructure projects are available to organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less.


The Neighborhood Leadership Program
Application Deadline: January 21

The Neighborhood Leadership Program is a training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, developing, testing and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods and contiguous towns. The program is available to residents of New Haven, Hamden, East Haven and West Haven.

The Quinnipiac River Fund
Application Deadline: January 17

The Quinnipiac River Fund, a component fund at The Community Foundation, makes grants for projects designed to benefit the environmental quality of the Quinnipiac River, the New Haven Harbor and surrounding watersheds. Approximately $100,000 in grants is awarded each spring from the Fund.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Sponsorships of up to $2,500 are awarded for one-day events. Applicants are advised to apply at least 60 days in advance of their events.


Nonprofit Animal Shelter
Application Deadline: Rolling

Grants up to $7,500 for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven.


Learn More
Grant applications are available at www.cfgnh.org/grants.

Applications are subject to eligibility restrictions, including adherence to The Community Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy. Applicants who are unfamiliar with the grant process are encouraged to watch the informational webinar, “Grant Opportunities from The Community Foundation.”

About The Community Foundation
Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven gave out $34.6 Million in grants and distributions in 2018. The endowment, valued at approximately $570 million at year-end, is composed of hundreds of individually-named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by leading on issues and supporting donors and nonprofits in creating a community of opportunity for all. The Foundation’s 20-town service area includes: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.cfgnh.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnh or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh