Foundation / Corporation
American Savings Foundation
07/13/18 Postmarked or hand-delivered by 5:00 PM
Grants to Connecticut nonprofits located in the funder's service area for programs in the areas of education, human services, and arts and culture, with a special emphasis on the needs of youth, children, and families. Priority will be given to programs serving the towns of New Britain and Waterbury.
The Foundation funds new programs, as well as existing programs where support will enhance, strengthen, expand or improve services. The Foundation is interested in funding collaborative programs, and also in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the community.
Funding focus is on direct service programs that help those with the highest need, and where funding can make a direct and measurable impact.
GrantWatch ID#: 142356
There is no set range for grants.
The Foundation funds programs on a year-to-year basis; multi-year program grant commitments are not made. The Foundation makes a grant to a specific program only once in a 12 month period; renewals are never automatic.
Organizations must be tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3). Programs must primarily serve residents in one or more of the 64 towns served by American Savings Foundation. See full list of towns here: http://www.asfdn.org/about-towns.php
New Britain: The Foundation's roots are in New Britain, where the American Savings Bank originated, and this continues to be the primary focus for most of the grant funding.
Waterbury: When American Savings Bank acquired a Waterbury-based bank, it adopted that company's service area, and so did the American Savings Foundation. The City of Waterbury continues to be an important area of focus for the foundation.
Other Towns: The foundation also provides grants to programs in the remaining towns that make up the historic 64-town service area in Connecticut. To submit a grant proposal for a program or agency that primarily serves residents of these towns - other than New Britain or Waterbury - please call or email the Foundation first.
- Religious institutions are not eligible, except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community at-large.
- Endowment funds are not eligible.
- Individuals are not eligible.
- Grants are not made for general operating support to agencies.
Examples of program areas that do not fit the Foundation's funding priorities may include but are not limited to: environmental issues; biomedical research; religious institutions (except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community at-large); political advocacy or lobbying; endowment funds; and annual campaigns. Also, because the Foundation operates a large college scholarship program (see Scholarships) it does not provide funding for scholarship programs operated by schools or other nonprofit organizations. With very few exceptions, the Foundation does not fund primary or secondary schools -- public, private independent, or parochial -- or colleges and universities.
The Foundation is interested in funding collaborative programs, and also in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the community.
First-time grant seekers are encouraged to call or email the Foundation staff to discuss a potential grant.
To submit a grant proposal for a program or agency that primarily serves residents of towns other than New Britain or Waterbury, please call or email the foundation first.
Grant proposal instructions may be found here:
To be reviewed during the Spring 2018 docket, proposals must be postmarked or hand-delivered by January 19, 2018. To be reviewed during the Fall 2018 docket proposals must be postmarked or hand-delivered by July 13, 2018. Hand deliveries must be made to the Foundation by 5:00 pm.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail or hand-deliver your proposal to:
American Savings Foundation
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Programs must primarily serve residents in one or more of the 64 towns served by American Savings Foundation. See full list of towns here: http://www.asfdn.org/about-towns.php
USA: Connecticut: New Britain and Waterbury