General Operating Support (GOS)

General Operating Support is defined as a grant made to further the general mission and work of an organization, rather than for a specific purpose or project. General Operating Support gives nonprofits flexibility to direct their spending where it is needed most and allows greater focus on achieving an organization’s mission.

Applications Open: Due February 25, 2021, 5 p.m.

Multi-year Grants Available

  • Grant terms of one, two and three years


  • Applicants must be serving people within the Community Foundation's twenty-town region.
  • Applicants must have a published® profile.
  • An organization cannot apply if it has a current GOS grant that ends later than Dec. 31, 2021

Additional documents needed to complete your application:

General Operating Support Application

2021 Process Overview

Our grantseeker webinar provides a full overview of our grant process for 2021.

Grantseeker Webinar Recording

For more information, please contact Grants Manager Denise Canning, 203-777-7076.

Have a question about responsive grant making?

Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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