Grants to Apply For

NOTICE to nonprofits:

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its affiliate The Valley Community Foundation are moving quickly to expedite its delivery of funding to nonprofit grantees during the COVID-19 crisis. To facilitate this support, The Foundation has made changes to existing grant awards and grant programs.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Please review our general eligibility criteria before applying.

2020 Grant Schedule

Program Name Purpose and Eligibility Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline

COVID-19 Fund

Organizations are working with individuals most severely and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Up to $40,000


Event Sponsorship For one-day events. Up to $2,500


Small Grants
- Program
- Capacity Building
For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less; awarded for program or capacity building requests that are directly related to the COVID-19 crisis. Up to $7,500 Apply Now Rolling
Neighborhood Leadership Program For residents of New Haven, West Haven, East Haven and Hamden who have a demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference. Up to $3,000


Jan. 21, 2020
Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven. Up to $7,500 Apply Now Rolling
Quinnipiac River Fund For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River. Varies; project specific Closed

January 17, 2020

- General Operating

Flexible funding for general operating or capital project needs.

Available to organizations that have been incorporated at least 5 years and have received a responsive grant from The Community Foundation.

$7,500 or greater; varies; project specific Closed

February 27, 2020

Responsive - Program - Capacity Building

Program support grants are for direct service programs; Capacity Building grants are for organizational infrastructure improvement. - Up to $20,000/yr
- One or two year grants
Scholarship Awarded to individual for their academic pursuits. Varies Varies: See List Varies

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven actively seeks to promote equity among all peoples and groups and end discrimination based on any factors by which people are unfairly excluded. Below is The Community Foundation's policy on Anti-Discrimination for competitive grant applicants:

Anti-Discrimination Policy [Doc]

How can we help?

Sara J. H. Fabish

Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships


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How can we help?

Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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