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Grants to Nonprofits and Municipalities in Connecticut for
Community Programs in Tolland, Hartford, and Windham Counties

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Grants to nonprofit organizations and municipalities in Connecticut for community programs that benefit the residents of Tolland, Hartford, and Windham Counties. Areas of focus include human services, health, education, the arts, and housing. Priority is given to programs that address basic needs, children, and education enrichment.

The categories of grants funded by the Foundation are as follows:

  1. Education: The Foundation is committed to helping people achieve their goals through education. Scholarships are a high priority awarded through grants to both universities and colleges located in Connecticut, as well as to direct service programs that enhance academic and personal achievement such as adult literacy and reading readiness programs.
  2. Health Programs: Priority is given to programs that provide direct services to the community, including hospitals, community health programs, prevention programs and intervention services.
  3. Human Services: The Foundation funds broad-based projects that enhance and improve the quality of personal life for the residents of its communities — such as libraries, municipal programs, social services for families and children, and economic development initiatives.
  4. Housing: Funding may be awarded to organizations that expand home ownership opportunities and provide access to affordable housing within communities served by the Foundation.
  5. Arts: The Foundation supports a wide range of cultural events including theater, music, and art programs. The aim is to broaden access to cultural activities and enrich the lives of people who live and work within the communities served by the Foundation.

Requests for program grants are a main focus, however community sponsorships, special community events, and capital projects may be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159882

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a municipality.

Programs funded primarily benefit residents of Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties.

Public and Private schools both primary and secondary, excepting scholarships; political activities; individuals (except recipients of college scholarships); religious institutions, unless the program benefits the community at large; generally, organizations with IRS Private Foundation designation.

Pre-Application Information:

1st Quarter Grants deadline:
January 3, 2020

2nd Quarter Grants deadline:
April 14, 2020

3rd Quarter Grants deadline:
May 29, 2020

4th Quarter Grants deadline:
September 3, 2020

Grant requests from first-time applicants must be initiated by submitting a brief 250 word Pre-Application.

If your organization has received SBMCF funds within the last two years, you may skip the pre-application and use the formal Request for Grant form, available in the Supporting Documents field below.

A site visit by representatives of the Foundation may be made to organizations under consideration for grants.

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

Pre-application (for organizations that have not received SBMCF funding within the last two years):

Please return the completed Grant Application to:
SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc.
935 Main Street, Level C, Suite B101
Manchester, CT 06040

Executive Director and Corporate Secretary
Doreen H. Downham

Foundation and Scholarship Director
Kelley R. Gunther

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USA: Connecticut: Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties

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