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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for
Programs that Benefit Youth and Address Basic Human Needs

Regional Impact Grants - Southeast General Grants

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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for programs that benefit local communities in eligible locations. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects and activities that empower youth and address basic human needs. Eligible programs benefit the residents of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington. and Waterford.

Grants generally support programs directed toward two of the Foundation's community impact priority areas:

Programs that empower youth:

  • Enhance quality early childhood education and intervention services;
  • Support mentoring programs that encourage relationships between youth and caring adults;
  • Support access to programs that promote mental and physical health as well as those that address disconnected youth;
  • Enhance educational opportunities in science, literacy, arts and culture, especially those that use experiential learning;
  • Support post-secondary education access and job readiness;
  • Support youth-led social change and elevate the voices of youth in program planning.

And programs that promote basic needs and rights:

  • Promote individual and family economic security;
  • Increase food security and access to nutritious food;
  • Decrease homelessness through programs that promote diversion and intervention;
  • Improve access to healthcare and human services, especially in communities of color;
  • Promote healthy relationships and address domestic violence;
  • Utilize arts and culture experiences to educate and improve overall quality of life.

For preferences and additional considerations, see the URL for Full Text.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162692

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests of $5,000 to $30,000. Most awards are in the $10,000-15,000 range.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will consider a limited number of multiyear grants (please call to discuss in advance of submission).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, municipal or governmental agencies, or partner with a nonprofit fiscal agent. Grants are not made to individuals or for-profit endeavors.

The Foundation does not provide funding for capital or endowment campaigns, litigation costs, religious programming, endowment campaigns, deficit funding or debt retirement. They do not typically make grants for special events.

Applicants may not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, and/or local laws.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The link to the grant application will be available by November 1, 2021.
- Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, January 14, 2022.
- Final decisions will be made and applicants will be notified by the end of April 2022.

New applicant organizations are required to contact the Foundation before beginning an application. Please call Jennifer O'Brien to discuss your idea or submit a letter of intent by email to Jennifer O'Brien.

Apply for a Grant: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant
FAQs: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Grant-FAQs-Tips

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=cfect

Submit Letters of Intent to Jennifer O’Brien at JennOB@cfect.org

Contact Jennifer O’Brien, Program Director, at the above email address or at 860-442-3572 with questions or to discuss a proposal.

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
P: 860.442.3572
P: 877.442.3572 (toll free)
F: 860.442.0584 (fax)

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