Flexible funding for organizations

Competitive Grants

The Foundation offers competitive grants throughout the year, ranging in size from small grants and sponsorships to larger multi-year commitments. This flexible funding comes from unrestricted and preference funds established to respond to community needs in Greater New Haven.

How to Apply

Learn about the different application processes by watching a presentation of the Grantseeker webinar, presented annually in January. The webinar provides nonprofits an overview of the grants offerings opening for the year.

Watch Recording of 2022 Grantseeker Webinar

Eligibility and FAQs

Find out if your organization is eligible to apply to The Community Foundation's grant programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Frequently asked questions

Reporting

Required reporting forms for nonprofits with existing grants and scholarship recipients are found here.

REPORTING FORMS

Noncompetitive Grants

Donor advised, designated and organization funds name specific nonprofits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process.

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Recent Grant Awards

2021 Responsive Grant Awards: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Awards Nearly $4 Million to Greater New Haven Nonprofits ›

Stepping Forward provides double the resources for The Foundation's largest annual competitive grant program.

2020 Responsive Grant Awards ›

The Community Foundation awards $2.98 million to local nonprofits working for the benefit of Greater New Haven.

2019 Responsive Grant Awards: The Community Foundation Awards Nearly $3 million to Local Nonprofits ›

The Community Foundation awards $2,938,243 in grants to local nonprofits through The Community Foundation's Responsive Grantmaking process.

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Sarah Fabish
Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships

Get in touch for more information.

Denise Canning
Director of Grant Operations