Grant Schedule

Program Name Purpose and Eligibility Grant Amount Application Available Application Deadline

Responsive General Operating Support

Flexible funding; apply for single or multi-year



February 25, 2021, 5 p.m.

Event Sponsorship For one-day virtual events or technology to host virtual events Up to $2,500

Jan. 4


Small Grants

  • Program
  • Capacity Building
  • General Operating (New in 2021)
For organizations with operating budgets of $2 million or less; with time sensitive requests to support services, programs, infrastructure improvement or flexible uses. Up to $15,000 Jan. 4 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. 19, 2021

Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Grant Application

Funding needs related to pandemic; in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven




Racial Equity + Creative Healing Through the Arts (New in 2021)

COVID-19 Response and Racial Justice; small grant program that puts artists and arts organizations back to work

$5,000 - $20,000 per-year for up to two years

May 1, 2021


Nonprofit Leadership Development for People of Color (New in 2021)

Leadership development; flexible funding

Up to $15,000 for two years



Consultant Support Program

Short-term consultancy for building capacity; one time only in 2021

Varies Jan. 4


Nonprofit Animal Shelter Grants Flexible funding for any nonprofit animal shelter serving Greater New Haven. Up to $7,500 Jan. 4 Rolling
Quinnipiac River Fund For projects designed to protect and conserve the Quinnipiac River. Varies; project specific


January 22, 2021

Scholarship Awarded to individual for their academic pursuits. Varies Varies: See List Varies

Anti-Discrimination Policy for All Grantees

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]

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