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Environmental Grants

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies in Eligible Areas for Nature Stewardship

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

LOI Date:

12/14/18

Deadline Date:

01/14/19 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Connecticut nonprofits and agencies in eligible areas for environmental projects. New applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for initiatives that will foster understanding of, and promote action for the relationship between the health of the natural world and the health and well-being of residents.

Priority is given to programs that:

- Preserve and protect environmentally significant lands, waterways and wildlife habitats – for the benefit not only of the ecosystem, but for the health, livelihood, and enjoyment of local residents;

- Engage youth in educational environmental activities in natural settings, to help them become good stewards of the environment; and

- Make positive connections between people’s mental and physical health, and their exposure to the natural world.

Grants will be awarded for new initiatives, special projects, or existing programs that address one or more of the purposes listed above. Preference will be given to programs that are collaborative in nature, regional in scope, and are rooted in evidence-based, solution-oriented approaches. Priority also will be given for proposals which benefit lower income communities or animals at greatest risk.

For 2019, the Foundation will consider environmental grants that benefit any of the following 42 towns: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, and Woodstock.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162696

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests of $10,000-$50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants may be requested for multi-year projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Not funded: Individuals, routine operating expenses, capital campaigns, litigation, deficit funding, endowment campaigns, for-profit organizations or religious programming.

More on eligibility: http://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines:
-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.

Please Note:
To streamline the process, the Foundation has eliminated the Letter of Intent (LOI) requirement for previously funded applicants. If you are a new applicant to the Foundation, or would like to discuss a new program idea, you are required to speak with Jennifer O'Brien, or submit a program description of up to two pages before December 14, 2018.

General Eligibility Criteria:
http://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant

Contact Information:

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

Begin letter of intent:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/53975-Community-Foundation-Of-Eastern-Ct

Jennifer O’Brien, Program Director
860.442.3572
JennOB@cfect.org

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320

Grant Coverage Areas:

Towns of Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, and Woodstock.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut