Flexible funding for organizations

Competitive Grants

The Foundation offers competitive grants throughout the year, ranging in size from small grants and sponsorships to larger multi-year commitments. This flexible funding comes from unrestricted and preference funds established to respond to community needs in Greater New Haven.

How to Apply

Grantseeker Webinar

Learn about the different application processes by watching a presentation of the Grantseeker webinar, presented annually in January. The webinar provides nonprofits an overview of the grants offerings opening for the year.

Watch Recording of 2022 Grantseeker Webinar

Nuts and Bolts of Applying

Which grant process is right for your organization? Competitive grant programs and their application processes are broken down in further detail for organizations serving Greater New Haven and the Valley.

Nuts and Bolts Webinars

Eligibility and FAQs

Find out if your organization is eligible to apply to The Community Foundation's grant programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Frequently asked questions


Required reporting forms for nonprofits with existing grants and scholarship recipients are found here.


Noncompetitive Grants

Donor advised, designated and organization funds name specific nonprofits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process.

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Recent Grant Awards

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Christina Ciociola
Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy

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Denise Canning
Director of Grant Operations