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Quinnipiac River Fund

Grants to Greater New Haven, Connecticut Nonprofits for the
Environmental Enhancement of Local Water Bodies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

01/18/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Haven area to enhance the water quality of the New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac River, and related watersheds. Funding is intended to support environmental research projects, advocacy, land purchases, habitat restoration, and public education.

Examples include:

1. Studying the pollution of the waterbodies.
2. Studying the ecology of the waterbodies.
3. Researching methods of reducing pollution, or otherwise improving the environmental health of the waterbodies.
4. Addressing means of reducing both non-point and point sources of pollution to the waterbodies.
5. Researching the permitting process, researching particular permits, and making recommendations as to findings.
6. Providing public education about the waterbodies.
7. Purchasing land in the watersheds for conservation, pollution reduction, and/or improving public access.
8. Environmental advocacy (note: funding cannot be used for litigation).
9. Habitat restoration.

Projects involving the education of schoolchildren will be considered for grant funding only if they contribute to improving the environmental quality of the Quinnipiac River and its watershed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166092

Term of Contract:

Most grants are made for one to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be defined as tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or any applicable statute of the Internal Revenue code. While grants are occasionally made to governmental agencies, local nonprofits receive priority. Requests will be considered from groups that do not have tax-exemption status, provided that they have a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status. In projects involving a partnership of agencies, a single agency with the appropriate tax status and financial management capacity must assume the role of lead organization.

Applicants must provide services within the Foundation's 20 town area: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, North Branford, North Haven, West Haven, Oxford, New Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Orange, and Woodbridge.

Applicants must adhere to a policy of non-discrimination (see Supporting Documents below) on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, and sexual preference in all aspects of organizational operations including hiring, leadership and service provision.

Individuals are not eligible for grants.

Grants available for capital campaigns are limited. 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.

Projects that do not generally receive consideration:

- Religious activities
- Endowment campaigns
- Lobbying
- Travel
- Previously incurred debts
- Funding deficits

The Foundation doesn't provide permanent funding for projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5 p.m., January 18, 2019. All grant processes must be submitted online.


FAQs on Applying for Funding:

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Denise Canning

Sarah J. H. Fabish
Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships

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