Grant Schedule

Program Name Purpose and Eligibility Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline

Responsive General Operating Support

Flexible funding; apply for single or multi-year



February 25, 2021, 5 p.m.

Event Sponsorship For one-day fundraising events (in-person, virtual or a hybrid of both) Up to $2,500

Jan. 4


Small Grants

For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less Grants of for work that either addresses COVID-19 impacts or advances racial equity Up to $15,000 Jan. 4 Rolling
Neighborhood Leadership Program For residents of New Haven, West Haven, East Haven and Hamden who have a demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference Up to $3,000


Jan. 19, 2021

Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Grant Application

Funding needs related to pandemic; in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven




Racial Equity + Creative Healing Through the Arts (New in 2021)

To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with cultural experiences that center racial justice, collective healing, and youth development

$5,000 - $20,000 per-year for up to two years

May 14, 2021


BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership

Two-year leadership development program for nonprofit professionals

Up to $15,000 for two years

May 3, 2021


Consultant Support Program

Short-term consultancy for building capacity; one time only in 2021

Varies Jan. 4


Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven. Up to $7,500 Jan. 4 Closed
Quinnipiac River Fund For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River Varies; project specific


January 22, 2021

Scholarship Awarded to individual for their academic pursuits Varies Varies: See List Varies

Anti-Discrimination Policy for All Grantees

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven actively seeks to promote equity among all peoples and groups and end discrimination based on any factors by which people are unfairly excluded. Below is The Community Foundation's policy on Anti-Discrimination for competitive grant applicants:

Anti-Discrimination Policy [Doc]

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Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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Jan Romo Early Education Scholarship Fund

Est. 2021 to support students pursuing a degree in early childhood education.

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New Haven Reads Spreads Literacy

Volunteers help nonprofit carry out its mission through the pandemic.

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Yolanda Caldera-Durant Named to Senior Leadership Role at The Community Foundation

Former PLF Advisory Committee Member will focus on work that promotes equity in the economy.

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