Foundation / Corporation
Petit Family Foundation (PFF)
Grants starting from $500 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to promote education for young people, particularly women in the sciences; to improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence. Priority is given to local New England-based nonprofit programs.
The Petit Foundation funds two types of grants:
- General Project Support Grants: Most of the funds are used for the programs of organizations, supplies, or projects.
- Signature Grants: Must meet the existing grant criteria and impact a larger number of people. Some examples of Signature Grants are multi-year partnerships with the Health Lodge Channel 3 Kids Camp and Women in Science initiative at the CT Science Center.
During the review process the PFF Grants Committee puts a significant focus on the following criteria:
- Mission alignment with Petit Family Foundation’s mission and goals.
- Financial and Programmatic Capacity: Successful applicants will show evidence that they are stable, and their program plans give us confidence their work will be sustained beyond the Foundation's funding.
- Leadership: Successful applicants will have strong leadership that is collaborative and knowledgeable about the community and the field in which they operate.
- Measurable Results: The Foundation places a high priority on organizations that are able to clearly articulate organizational goals, present a clear plan for achieving results and track outcomes and impact on the people and communities served.
The Foundation prefers to fund equipment and supplies and tend to avoid paying for salary or benefits as the Foundation cannot guarantee ongoing funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 155190
General Project Support Grants tend to be in the $500 to $10,000 range.
A Signature Grant is usually in the funding request range of $100,000.
A Signature Grant may be considered for multiple years.
The Petit Foundation is pleased to support local communities. Due to the high volume of grant requests, the Petit Family Foundation gives local New England based nonprofit programs priority in the Foundation's funding determinations.
The Foundation currently funds programs/projects rather than individuals. The Board of Directors believes this creates the greatest benefit to the most people for the dollars expended.
Examples of applications not funded include individual scholarships, payment for individual travel, payment for medications, or personal medical care, etc.
Spring Grant Timeline:
- Grants Submission Period: April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
- Grants Submission Deadline: By Noon Friday, May 31, 2019
- Grants Decisions and Notifications Deadline: June 28, 2019
Grant requests to support causes directly related to the Foundation's mission may be made anytime during the schedule noted above. However, note that as soon as the budget reaches 200% of the budget the submission process will be closed.
For Signature Grants, meeting with the Foundation’s board to present the funding request and a final report on the outcomes of the program would be required.
If you are unsure if your application meets the requirements, you may address an email to Ms. Jayme V. Ierna, Chair of the Grants Committee, stating succinctly what your plan is. Ms. Ierna and the committee can provide feedback prior to your developing the entire application.
About the Foundation: http://www.petitfamilyfoundation.org/about/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.