Funding for this grant process is made possible through The Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund. The Fund was created in 2013 at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven by bequest of New Haven native and North Haven resident Henry Konopacke, who worked as a machinist at the Winchester Repeating Arms Factory. Photo courtesy of the Konopacke Estate.


The Fund’s intent is to assist nonprofit animal shelters in the Greater New Haven area in performing the services for which they have been established.

Average Grant Size

$3,000 - $5,000

Available Grant types

1. New or existing projects

2. Capacity building assistance to strengthen the infrastructure of an organization for long term success. Examples include board development, strategic planning, evaluation and capital expenditures in equipment, technology, building renovations or relocation.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on rolling basis during each calendar year and are accepted until funds are no longer available.

How can I help?

Please contact me with any questions.

Luis Rodriguez

Grantmaking Associate

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