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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Address Housing Needs for Underserved Populations

Lena Benas Memorial Fund Grant


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Funding Source
Bank of America Private Bank Philanthropic Solutions
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Geographic Focus
USA: Connecticut: Litchfield & Surrounding Communities

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations serving eligible locations to address the housing needs of underserved populations. Funding is intended for programs within the focus areas of housing, health, and human services. Special consideration is given to organizations that provide housing maintenance and human services programming to needy populations. Preference is given to organizations serving the people of Litchfield, Connecticut. Organizations serving the towns contiguous to Litchfield (including Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Morris, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Watertown) will also be considered.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

The foundations do not consider grant requests from individuals and do not support organizations attempting to influence policy through direct lobbying or any political campaigns.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for application to the Lena Benas Memorial Fund is November 1. Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a federally recognized holiday, applications are due on the next business day by 11:59 p.m.

Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by letter within 2 months after the proposal deadline.


Term of Contract
Grants from the Benas Memorial Fund are 1 year in duration.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For general inquiries, please contact

For additional questions contact:
Amy R. Lynch, SVP, Philanthropic Client Manager

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