You must be a tax-exempt organization

All applicants must be defined as tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or any applicable statute of the Internal Revenue code. While grants are occasionally made to governmental agencies, local nonprofits receive priority. Requests will be considered from nonprofit groups and community organizations that do not have tax-exemption status, provided that they have a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status. Projects that involve partnerships among multiple agencies require one agency with the appropriate tax status and financial management capacity to assume the role of lead organization.

Individuals are not eligible for grants except for participants in the New Haven Neighborhood Leadership Program and applicants to academic scholarships.

You must provide services within our 20 town area:

  • Ansonia
  • Bethany
  • Branford
  • Cheshire
  • Derby
  • East Haven
  • North Branford
  • North Haven
  • West Haven
  • Oxford
  • New Haven
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Madison
  • Milford
  • Seymour
  • Shelton
  • Wallingford
  • Orange
  • Woodbridge

You must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal anti-discrimination laws on the basis of:

  • age
  • sex
  • religion
  • national origin
  • sexual preference

This pertains to all aspects of organizational operations including hiring, leadership and service provision.

Projects that do not generally receive consideration

  • religious activities
  • endowment campaigns
  • lobbying
  • travel
  • previously incurred debts
  • funding deficits
  • sports leagues that do not provide academic and/or other social supports