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Regional Impact Grants - Norwich Youth Grants

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies for Youth Development Programs in Norwich

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut - Legacy Gifts of Grace and Lewis Sears and Jeannette Frisbie

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/22/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Norwich, Connecticut nonprofits, schools, and municipal and governmental agencies for high-quality youth development programs and services that benefit socially and economically underprivileged youth. Letters of intent are due November 1, 2017.

The purpose of these grants is to support those working to fill in the gap in services/programs left by the closing of the YMCA of Southeastern Connecticut in Norwich.

Preference is given to programs that:
- Are offered by Norwich-based organizations
- Are collaborative in nature and are rooted in evidence-based, solution-oriented approaches;
- Include specific and measurable outcomes and affect positive change over the long term;

Priority is given to programs that empower youth:
- Enhance quality early childhood education and intervention services;
- Support mentoring programs that encourage relationships between youth and caring adults;
- Support access to programs that promote mental and physical health as well as those that address disconnected youth;
- Enhance educational opportunities in science, literacy, and arts and culture, especially for those that use experiential learning;
- Support post-secondary education access and job readiness.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140792

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests between $5,000-$15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants generally must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, municipal or governmental agencies, or partner with a nonprofit fiscal agent. Grants are not made to individuals or to for-profit endeavors.

- Applicants must serve one or more of the 42 communities in Eastern Connecticut.

- Funding is not provided for capital or endowment campaigns, litigation costs, religious programming, endowment campaigns, deficit funding or debt retirement. Grants are not typically made for special events.

- Applicants may not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state and/or local laws.

Pre-Application Information:

It is recommended that grant seekers begin by contacting Deb Battit, Program Officer.

LOI applications are due by 5pm on November 1, 2017. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision regarding whether or not to invite a full proposal for 2017 funding in late December.

Full proposals are due by 5pm on Monday, January 22, 2018. Final decisions will be made and applicants will be notified by April 2018.

General Eligibility Criteria:

Contact Information:

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

Begin letter of intent:

Deb Battit, Program Officer

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Norwich