Racial Equity + Creative Healing through the Arts grants support projects that break down racism, provide opportunities for collective mourning, comfort and healing and support distanced creative development for youth.

Any of the project types listed below or similar projects will be considered:

  • Projects that create public conversations about race, racism and systemic barriers to opportunity.
  • Projects that center on Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) culture and history.
  • Projects that bring disparate groups together to co-create.
  • Activities that fight isolation through community.
  • Opportunities for collective mourning, comfort, and healing.
  • Projects that supplement or complement the public school curriculum and engage youth.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be artists, arts organizations or organizations with a history of arts programming.
  • Applicants must be serving people within The Community Foundation's twenty-town region.
  • Applicants who received a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in the previous three years must be up to date with all reporting requirements.

Grant Guidelines

  • Funding requests can be for new or existing projects.
  • Grant awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 for each of two years.
  • The minimum artist stipend is $25/hour.
  • Additional support for administrative expenses will be granted, based on number of paid staff members.
  • Additional support will be granted for organizations to actively engage Board, staff and volunteers in anti-racism training for the nonprofit organization and artists.


Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding is no longer available.

How Can We Help?

Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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Sarah J. H. Fabish

Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships


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