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Quinnipiac River Fund

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for
Environmental Protection and Preservation of a Local River

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Quinnipiac River Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH)

Deadline Date:

01/22/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofits in eligible areas for programs that reduce river pollution, support the environment, and educate the public about the Quinnipiac River. The purpose of these grants is to promote environmental stewardship and protection of the river.

The Foundation's 20 town service-area includes: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

The following types of proposals are supported:

1. Research what pollutants are in the Quinnipiac River
2. Research methods of reducing pollution, or otherwise improving the Quinnipiac River's environmental health
3. Address means of reducing both non-point and point sources of pollution to the River
4. Researching the permitting process, researching particular permits, and making recommendations as to findings
5. Study the ecology of the Quinnipiac River and the New Haven Harbor
6. Provide public education about the Quinnipiac River and its watershed
7. Purchase land on the Quinnipiac River for conservation purposes, or to reduce pollution and improve public access to the River.

Requests for capital projects (building, equipment, vehicles, and other depreciable items) will be evaluated as to their ability to enable the organization to more significantly serve its constituency. Typically, The Foundation awards only one large capital grant per year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166092

Term of Contract:

Most grants are made for one to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit organizations that are tax exempt, charitable and educational in purpose, or individuals sponsored by such organizations, are eligible for funds. Generally, the Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Projects that do not generally receive consideration:
- Religious activities
- Endowment campaigns
- Lobbying
- Travel
- Previously incurred debts
- Funding deficits

More on eligibility: http://www.cfgnh.org/StrengtheningNonprofits/AboutOurGrantmaking/EligibilityCriteria.aspx

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application for the 2018 grant cycle is Monday, January 22, 2018.

How to apply: http://www.cfgnh.org/StrengtheningNonprofits/AboutOurGrantmaking/HowtoApply.aspx

FAQs on applying: http://www.cfgnh.org/StrengtheningNonprofits/AboutOurGrantmaking/FAQsAboutApplyingforGrants.aspx

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_384/default5.asp?SA=SNA&FID=35112&SESID=39535&RL=

Denise Canning
dcanning@cfgnh.org
203-777-7076

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge