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United Bank Foundation Connecticut Grants of $5,000 or more

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits for Housing, Community
Services, and Economic Development Programs

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Grants starting at $5,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in communities where the Funding Source has a business presence. Funding is intended for projects and programs in the areas of housing, community service, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, education, youth programs, health and human services, and cultural programs.

Special consideration is given to organizations and programs which promote and support community development and benefit disadvantaged or low to moderate income individuals and families in the areas of:

- Affordable Housing: Programs that provide access to housing for families and individuals by providing credit counseling/credit repair or financial literacy education.

- Community Service: Investments in health care, education, job training, work-force development, childcare, credit services or financial services.

- Economic Development: Programs that support or benefit small businesses, small farms and job creation efforts.

- Neighborhood Revitalization or stabilization: Programs which attract or retain business or individuals to low to moderate income geographies distressed or underserved areas (as designated by the federal, state, local or tribal governments) or disaster areas.

Additional areas of interest that are important to the Foundation:

- Education: Initiatives at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels that raise the aspirations of students in the Community, support early literacy as well as initiatives that support the education process.

- Health and Human Services: Programs that are essential to the underlying medical care of the Community. Initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness and provide access to the services needed for economic self-sufficiency.

- Youth Programs: Programs that assist in improving the quality of life for children in the Community or programs that foster education, learning and leadership as well as build early literacy skills.

- Cultural Programs: Programs that assist in enriching the quality of life for residents of the Community by cultivating an appreciation of the art, music, museums, libraries, and other cultural resources.

Priority is given to:
- Organizations and programs whose mission benefits disadvantaged and/or low to moderate income individuals and families
- Organizations and programs that have United Bank employee or customer involvement

The Foundation will consider supporting projects and initiatives that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Are directly related to the Foundation’s priorities and areas of interest stated above
- Include a strategy for leveraging other resources and support from the region
- Produce cost-effective results that can be measured and evaluated
- Provide incentive and stimulation for the private and public sectors to work together in community problem solving
- Encourage coordination and collaboration with other efforts
- Advance innovative and long term strategies that will address recognized needs
- Demonstrate an ability to be sustainable or to obtain future funding if needed

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182201

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 or more

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Grants:
- Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non- profit or have “public charity” status or its equivalent.
- Applicants must be located in or provide service in a community served by United Bank.
- In some cases, site visits will be scheduled before funding decisions are made.
- The Foundation will generally consider request for support from organizations every other year (for example if you receive funds in 2014 we will not review a proposal from your organization in 2015).
- The Foundation will not consider multiple requests to support the same program from the same organization in consecutive years.
- Organizations should not make application to both the MA and CT Foundation.
- Organizations receiving funds from the United Bank sponsorship program are not eligible to apply for a grant from United Bank Foundation MA or United Bank Foundation CT in the same calendar year.

The Foundations do not support the following types of organizations and requests even if an applicant meets all other eligibility and grant-making criteria above:
- Fraternal, labor and political organizations or lobbying groups
- Individuals
- Staff costs/salaries/benefits or internship stipends

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation boards meet quarterly in February, May, September and December to review grant proposals of $5,000 or more. Applications for grants of $5,000 or more are due on or before the 15th of January, April, August and November.

Contact Information:

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

Send the completed grant application form, attachments and supporting documentation to:
Adam J. Jeamel, President
United Bank Foundation CT
225 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103


Grant Coverage Areas:

Programs funded must take place in a community served by United Bank. More information about United Bank's branch locations may be found here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Communities served by United Bank