Responsive Grants

The Foundation offers responsive grants throughout the year, ranging in size from small grants and sponsorships to larger multi-year commitments. This flexible funding comes from unrestricted and preference funds established to respond to community needs in Greater New Haven.

Our 2021 Grantseeker Webinar provides an overview of responsive grants offerings opening for the year.

Grantseeker Webinar Recording

Grantseeker Powerpoint Presentation

Applying for a Grant

The Foundation offers a variety of grant opportunities to nonprofits of all sizes. Review the grant schedule for dates and application links.

2021 Grant Schedule


Required reporting forms for nonprofits with existing grants and scholarship recipients are found here.


Noncompetitive Grants

Donor advised, designated and organization funds name specific nonprofits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process.

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Recent Grants

2019 Grant Awards

Grants and distributions of 2019Responsive grants awarded in 2019

2018 Grant Awards

$2.6 Million to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven

2017 Grant Awards

Community Foundation Grants Provide Support Amid 2017's Unprecedented Challenges (November 20, 2017)

2016 Grant Awards

State Budget Cuts Deliver a Wallop to Local Nonprofits: Community Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Help (December 19, 2016)

Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant (September 19, 2016)

A full list of 2016 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2016 Report to Our Community

2015 Grant Awards

A list of 2015 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2015 Report to Our Community

2014 Grant Awards

View a list of 2014 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 5.56MB]

2014 Responsive grants

2013 Grant Awards

View a list of 2013 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 423KB]

View a list of 2013 grants by issue area [PDF, 193KB]

2012 Grant Awards

View a complete list of 2012 grants [PDF, 502KB]

2011 Grant Awards

View a list of 2011 grants [PDF, 597KB]

2010 Grant Awards

View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 790KB]

2009 Grant Awards

View a list of 2009 grants [PDF, 3288KB]

How can we help?

Sarah 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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