Grants to Apply For
NOTICE to nonprofits:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its affiliate The Valley Community Foundation are moving quickly to expedite its delivery of funding to nonprofit grantees during the COVID-19 crisis. To facilitate this support, The Foundation has made changes to existing grant awards and grant programs.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
2020 Grant Schedule
|Program Name||Purpose and Eligibility||Grant Amount||Application Available||Application Deadline|
|Organizations are working with individuals most severely and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.||Up to $40,000||TBD|
|Event Sponsorship||For one-day events.||Up to $2,500||
- Capacity Building
|For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less; awarded for program or capacity building requests that are directly related to the COVID-19 crisis.||Up to $7,500||Closed||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. 21, 2020|
|Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants||Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven.||Up to $7,500||Closed||Rolling|
|Quinnipiac River Fund||For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River.||Varies; project specific||Closed||
January 17, 2020
- General Operating
Flexible funding for general operating or capital project needs.
Available to organizations that have been incorporated at least 5 years and have received a responsive grant from The Community Foundation.
|$7,500 or greater; varies; project specific||Closed||
February 27, 2020
|Program support grants are for direct service programs; Capacity Building grants are for organizational infrastructure improvement.||- Up to $20,000/yr
- One or two year grants
|Scholarship||Awarded to individual for their academic pursuits.||Varies||Varies: See List||Varies|
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: