2022 Grant Schedule

Program Name Purpose and Eligibility Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline

Responsive General Operating Support

Flexible funding for organizations serving Greater New Haven residents; apply for single or multi-year.

Varies; average size is $25,000 - $30,000

Jan. 10, 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

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

Jan. 3, 2022


Small Grants

For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less. Up to $15,000 Jan. 3, 2022 Rolling

Basic Needs Fund

For basic materials needs support. Varies TBD TBD
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

Dec. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2022

Career Pathways (new in 2022)

Prepare residents who have been historically underserved for middle-to-high skill quality jobs in local economic sectors to improve family economic stability. Please email Yolanda for more information about this grant opportunity.




Racial Equity + Creative Healing Through the Arts

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

February 1, 2022

May 2, 2022

BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership

Two-year leadership development program for nonprofit professionals of color

Up to $15,000 for two years

April 4, 2022

June 6, 2022

Consultant Support Program

Short-term consultancy for organizational building capacity and work in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Varies Ongoing Rolling
Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven. Up to $7,500 Jan. 3, 2022 Rolling
Quinnipiac River Fund For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River Varies; project specific

Dec. 8, 2021

January 21, 2022 5:00 p.m.

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

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Competitive Grants

Questions? Watch the Grantseeker Webinar

Learn about the different application processes at our Grantseeker webinar, presented annually in January. The webinars are recorded and shared here after the event for those unable to attend in real time.

Watch Recording of 2022 Grantseeker Webinar

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Sarah J. H. Fabish

Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships


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Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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