Flexible funding for organizations

Responsive Grants

The Foundation offers responsive 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.

Our 2021 Grantseeker Webinar provides an overview of responsive grants offerings opening for the year.

Applying for a Grant

The Foundation offers a variety of grant opportunities to nonprofits of all sizes. Review the grant schedule for dates and application links.

2021 Grant Schedule

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.

2018 Responsive Grant Awards ›

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's 2018 responsive grant awards create opportunity and respond to community needs.

Community Foundation Grants Provide Support Amid 2017's Unprecedented Challenges ›

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven reaffirms its committment to the community through grants awarded to local nonprofits.

State Budget Cuts Deliver a Wallop to Local Nonprofits ›

Community Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Help

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2016 Grant Awards

State Budget Cuts Deliver a Wallop to Local Nonprofits: Community Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Help (December 19, 2016)

Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant (September 19, 2016)

A full list of 2016 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2016 Report to Our Community

2015 Grant Awards

A list of 2015 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2015 Report to Our Community

2014 Grant Awards

View a list of 2014 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 5.56MB]

2014 Responsive grants

2013 Grant Awards

View a list of 2013 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 423KB]

View a list of 2013 grants by issue area [PDF, 193KB]

2012 Grant Awards

View a complete list of 2012 grants [PDF, 502KB]

2011 Grant Awards

View a list of 2011 grants [PDF, 597KB]

2010 Grant Awards

View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 790KB]

2009 Grant Awards

View a list of 2009 grants [PDF, 3288KB]

Get in touch for more information.

Sarah Fabish
Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships

Get in touch for more information.

Denise Canning
Director of Grant Operations