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The Community Fund for Women & Girls' Strategic Investmant Grant

Grants for the Advancement of Women
and Girls in the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Deadline Date:

01/14/11 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $10,000 to create and support opportunities for the economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth of women and girls. Funding is provided for programs that address the needs of women in the community and promote the advancement and participation of women in the community and philanthropy. Programs should improve the status of women and girls in the areas of economic security, health, violence, education and political participation.

There are two types of grants awarded under this program: Program grants are awarded to organizations with programming that adresses the areas of interest. The Strategic Investment grant awards grants to organizations that address the same areas of interest, and can demonstrate potential for expansion, replication and/or continuation, and that creates a ripple effect in the community and the lives of women and girls.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124282

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$860 - $5,000 (average grant amount is $3,750) for Program grants; $10,000 for Strategic Investment grant

Term of Contract:

1 - 3 years


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

While grants are occasionally made to governmental agencies, local nonprofits receive priority. Requests will be considered from groups that do not have tax-exemption status, provided that they have a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status. In projects involving a partnership of agencies, a single agency with the appropriate tax status and financial management capacity must assume the role of lead organization.

Organization must provide services within the following regions: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, North Branford, North Haven, West Haven, Oxford, New Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Orange, Woodbridge

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations that are awarded a grant from the Fund in 2011 and have an organizational budget of $600,000 are required to complete or update their profile by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2012 (

For technical assistance with your online application, or if applying online poses an undue burden for your organization, please contact Gina Ackeifi at 203-777-7079 or

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sarah Fabish

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut