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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits for Capacity Building and Programs to Benefit Underserved Populations

Impact Fairfield County (FFC) Grant


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Impact Fairfield County (FFC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Connecticut: Fairfield County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 11/13/23
Deadline: 02/02/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to address local needs. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a proposal. Eligible applicants are public charities targeting underserved populations. Funding may be requested for new or existing programs and for capacity building. Funds must be fully utilized within Fairfield County or for the full benefit of Fairfield County residents.

The Impact Fairfield County Grant will provide restricted funds to develop new programs; enhance, expand or strengthen existing programs; and/or improve organizational capacity that advances the nonprofit organization's core mission.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To apply for an Impact Fairfield County Grant, organizations must be:
• Classified as a “public charity” with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
• Operating in, serving residents of, and fully expending funds in Fairfield County, CT
• Targeting underserved populations
• In possession of three years of independently prepared, audited financial statements
• A new awardee -- not a recipient of an Impact FFC $100,000 Grant for at least 3 years

Impact Fairfield County will not provide grants for:
• Debt reduction, operating deficits, or interim or bridge funding
• Endowment funding
• Individuals or private or community foundations
• Scholarship funding directly to individuals (including direct grants for legal aid)
• Activities that are religious or partisan, legislative, or political in nature
• Fundraising events, fund drives, or annual appeals
• Medical Research
• Pet or animal welfare
• Capital funding not central to success of proposed grant
• Pass-through funding

Pre-Proposal Conference
Applicant Information Session (Optional)
RSVP due by Friday, September 15
Tuesday, September 19 / 10:30-11:30am at Pequot Library, Southport

Proposal Brainstorming Workshop (Optional)
Virtual time slots will be available. Register online in early September.
Wednesday, October 11

Pre-Application Information
2023-2024 Important Dates:
- Letters of Inquiry Accepted Online: Opens Monday, October 17
- Letters of Inquiry Due Date: Monday, November 13
- Invitation to Submit Full Proposals: Notification by Friday, January 12
- Full Proposals Due: Friday, February 2
- Site Visits Conducted: March 4 - April 8
- Finalists Announced: Announced by Friday, April 12
- Finalists Presentations & Grant Awards Announcement: Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 8

Application Process:


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Number of Grants
Impact FFC will award one or two grants.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant Proposals must have a total budget of at least $100,000, with no more than 20% of funds to be used for general operating costs.

Term of Contract
Grant proposals must use the full amount of the grant within 24 months.

Contact Information
Letter of Inquiry Online Application:

Questions about the Impact FFC grant process may only be sent to

Impact Fairfield County
PO BOX 7666
Greenwich, CT 06836

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