Small Grants Gain Big Impact With Stepping Forward

Small Grants Program an Important Source of Funding for Small-Sized Nonprofits Serving Greater New Haven.

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The Community Foundation’s Small Grants Program has always been a key source of funding for small-sized nonprofits serving Greater New Haven, especially those applying for the first time.

With the 2021 launch of Stepping Forward, The Foundation’s three-year, $26 million commitment to address the impact of COVID-19 and advance racial equity, more than $1.2 million in funding was added to the program in 2021-22 (as compared to the prior two years).

Grant maximums were doubled from $7,500 to $15,000 and the application process was simplified. These changes brought in many organizations who were new to The Community Foundation.

Learn more about the variety of funding and other resources available to organizations of all sizes that serve residents in Greater New Haven.