Foundation / Corporation
Petit Family Foundation (PFF)
Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 and grants starting at $15,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations for the education of young people, especially women in the sciences, as well as to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses and victims of violence. Most grants are made to Connecticut organizations, thought out-of-state requests may be filled if the request fits the mission of the Foundation. Priority is given to programs in New England.
Preference is given to requests for equipment and supplies, rather than for salary and benefits.
The Foundation has two different types of grants:
- General Operating and Project Support Grants are the vast majority of the awards and tend to be in the $2,500 to $15,000 range. Most of the funds are used for the core operations of organizations, supplies, or projects.
- A Signature Grant must be considered by The Grant Committee and the entire Board of Directors and may be considered for multiple years, usually in the funding request range of $15,000 to 100,000. A Signature Grant must meet the existing grant criteria and impact a larger number of people. Please note, Signature Grants are not being made at this time.
The PFF Foundation Grants Committee puts a significant focus on the following criteria:
- Mission Alignment with PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION’s mission and goals.
- Financial and Programmatic Capacity: Successful applicants will show evidence that they are stable, and their program plans assure that their work will be sustained beyond this grant's funding.
- Leadership: Successful applicants will have strong leadership that is collaborative and knowledgeable about the community and the field in which they operate.
- Measurable Results: We place a high priority on organizations that are able to clearly articulate organizational goals, present a clear plan for achieving results and track outcomes and impact on the people and communities served.
GrantWatch ID#: 155190
General Operating and Project Support Grants are the vast majority of awards and tend to be in the $2,500 to $15,000 range.
A Signature Grant is usually in the range of $15,000 to $100,000.
Due to the high volume of grant requests, the Petit Family Foundation gives local New England-based nonprofit programs priority in its funding determinations.
Programs/projects are funded, not individuals.
Please note, Signature Grants are not being made at this time.
Spring Grant Timeline:
- Grants Submission Period: January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
- Grants Submission Deadline: By Noon Friday, March 31, 2017
- Grants Decisions and Notifications Deadline: By Friday, April 28, 2017
Fall Grant Timeline
- Grants Submission Period: June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
- Grants Submission Deadline: By Noon Thursday, August 31, 2017
- Grants Decisions and Notifications 1Deadline: By Friday, September 29, 2017
Given the two cycle application process, applications will fall into 3 categories: the grant is approved and funded (fully or partially); the grant is denied; the grant has merit but given budget concerns will be re-considered in the next cycle (no action necessary by the applicant).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct applications to Jayme Ierna, Chair of the Grants Committee.
Petit Family Foundation
PO Box 310
Plainville, CT 06062