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Women’s Giving Circle Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Areas for Programs that Benefit Local Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF)

Deadline Date:

05/06/21

Description:

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in eligible locations for programs that benefit women and girls. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of employment, education, pay equity, housing, parenting, and women’s health. The goal of the grant program is to improve opportunities for women and girls in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

Requests are encouraged that:

  • Provide services or support to the communities located within the Foundation's 21-town service area
  • Support system change and advocacy efforts
  • Include support for core nonprofit operations such as staff time, overhead, and evaluation
  • Support organizations led by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185774

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average amount is between $5,000 and $10,000. Grants for larger amounts can be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Connecticut Community Foundation fosters creative partnerships that build rewarding lives and thriving communities in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

In order to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes. Organizations may also have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor if they do not have their own nonprofit status.
- Have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
- Possess a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This registration must be renewed annually.

Not funded:
- Requests for political or religious purposes
- Requests for capital expenditures on buildings not owned by a nonprofit

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is May 6, 2021.

Applications are reviewed by staff, committees, and the board of trustees in a process that takes about 10 weeks from the deadline date.

Additional information: https://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/apply-for-a-grant/

Grantmaking overview: https://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/grantmaking-overview/

FAQ: https://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/grantmaking-overview/faq/

Webinar recording: https://vimeo.com/504656888

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://ccf.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=133

For assistance with the grant portal contact grants@conncf.org

Connecticut Community Foundation
43 Field St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
203.753.1315
info@conncf.org

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Merrick, Director of Development
cynthia@conncf.org
203.753.1315 x112

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