General Operating Support (GOS)

General Operating Support is defined as a grant made to further the general mission and work of an organization, rather than for a specific purpose or project. General Operating Support gives nonprofits flexibility to direct their spending where it is needed most and allows greater focus on achieving an organization’s mission.

Applications were due February 25, 2021 and the process is now closed.

Multi-year Grants Available

  • Grant terms of one, two and three years


  • Applicants must be serving people within the Community Foundation's twenty-town region.
  • Applicants must have a published® profile.
  • An organization cannot apply if it has a current GOS grant that ends later than Dec. 31, 2021

Additional documents needed to complete your application:

2021 Process Overview

Our grantseeker webinar provides a full overview of our grant process for 2021.

Grantseeker Webinar Recording

For more information, please contact Grants Manager Denise Canning, 203-777-7076.

Have questions about grants? Please send us an email.

Denise Canning

Director of Grant Operations


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