Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
01/14/19 5:00 PM
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. New applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application.
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.
This grant cycle most closely aligns with the following priority focus area of the Community Foundation’s strategic plan:
Ensure that youth live in a safe and supportive environment, and have access to high quality and emotionally, intellectually, culturally and environmentally rich learning opportunities.
Priority is given to programs that:
- Expand quality early childhood education and intervention supports
- Support mentoring programs that encourage relationships between youth & 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, arts and culture, especially those that use experiential learning
- Support post-secondary education access and job readiness
Grant making will not address these areas exclusively, but the Foundation will look for opportunities to contribute to problem solving and to strengthen the systems that currently address these issues in the region.
What the Foundation will fund:
- Grants must be for the benefit of economically and socially disadvantaged Norwich youth.
- Preference will be given to projects that are collaborative in nature and are rooted in evidence based, solution-oriented approaches.
- The grants review committee will seek proposals that produce specific and measurable outcomes and have long-term impact.
- Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS, schools*, libraries or organizations using a nonprofit fiscal agent; municipal or government agencies; and other charitable organizations that serve Norwich youth.
*Please note that only one application will be accepted from each individual school in the Norwich school system.
- Preference will be given to Norwich-based organizations.
GrantWatch ID#: 140792
Eligible applicants may submit grant requests between $5,000-$15,000.
Grants can also be requested for multi-year programs with a compelling rationale.
- 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.
The Foundation will not fund:
- Grants will not support individuals, routine operating expenses, capital campaigns, litigation, deficit funding, endowment campaigns, for-profit organizations or religious programming.
- Funding will not be considered for programs that are typically supported by public funds.
To streamline the application process, the Foundation has eliminated the Letter of Intent (LOI) requirement for previously funded applicants.
Letters of Intent for New Applicants: Submit a letter of intent to Deb Battit.
If you are a new applicant to the Foundation, or would like to discuss a new program idea, you are required to speak with the program department, or submit a program description of up to two pages before December 14, 2018.
Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Final decisions will be made and applicants will be notified by the end of April 2019.
General Eligibility Criteria:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions should be directed to:
Deb Battit, Program Officer
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
USA: Connecticut: Norwich