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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Education, Human Services, and Arts and Culture

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Savings Foundation (ASF)

Deadline Date:

07/22/21

Description:

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofits located in the funding source's service area for programs in the areas of education, human services, and arts and culture. Special emphasis is given to the needs of youth, children, and families. Priority will be given to programs serving the towns of New Britain and Waterbury.

The American Savings Foundation considers support for established programs that have been demonstrated to make a meaningful difference in the community and in the lives of those they serve. The Foundation also considers funding for new, innovative programs that fill an unmet need in the community, and where there is evidence of broad local support. The Foundation is interested in funding collaborative programs, and also in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142356

Term of Contract:

The Foundation funds programs on a year-to-year basis; multi-year program grant commitments are not made. The Foundation makes a grant to a specific program only once in a 12 month period; renewals are never automatic.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3).

While its primary focus is in New Britain and Waterbury, the Foundation continues to invest in the towns that make up its historic 64-town service area in Connecticut. See the full list of towns here: https://www.asfdn.org/connecticut-towns-served

With very few exceptions, the Foundation does not fund:
- General operating support or unrestricted grants
- Primary or secondary schools—public, private independent, or parochial—or colleges and universities
- Funding to replace municipal, state, or federal funding

If your request is for any of the above purposes, you are strongly encouraged to call the Foundation before submitting a proposal.

Ineligible for funding:
- Political advocacy and lobbying
- Religious institutions, except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community-at-large
- Individuals
- Annual campaigns
- Endowment funds
- Travel (e.g. sports teams, field trips).
- Event sponsorships (e.g. golf, galas)
- Private Foundations

Also, because the Foundation operates a large college scholarship program (see Scholarships), it does not provide funding for scholarship programs operated by schools or other nonprofit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

2021 Deadlines:
- January 14, 2021
- July 22, 2021

The Board of Directors meets 4 times a year - March, June, September, and December. A decision on your application will be made at the upcoming meeting after a complete application is submitted.

Applications are now only being accepted through the new online portal.

Typically, only one program at an agency is funded in a given year.

The Foundation is accessible to grant seekers by email, phone, or in person. First-time grant seekers are encouraged to call or email the Foundation to discuss a potential grant. Site visits might be conducted during the review process when it is appropriate to do so.

FAQ:
https://www.asfdn.org/frequently-asked-questions/grants-faqs

Grant History:
https://www.asfdn.org/grants/grant-history

Online portal tutorial: https://player.vimeo.com/video/218825690?autoplay=1

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=asfdn

Questions about the new online application process can be directed to Program Officer, Cierra Stancil at 860-827-2556 or email cstancil@asfdn.org.

American Savings Foundation
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

(860) 827-2556
info@asfdn.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Map of 64 Connecticut Towns Served: https://www.asfdn.org/connecticut-towns-served

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: New Britain and Waterbury, including a 64-town service area

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