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Community Fund for Women and Girls Grant

Grants to Greater New Haven, Connecticut
Organizations to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/18/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Greater New Haven, Connecticut organizations working to positively impact the lives of women and girls. Applicants must schedule a pre-application meeting with program staff prior to applying. Applications are invited for gender-specific advocacy initiatives and programming.

The Fund values gender-specific initiatives which are:

-Clearly identifies and intentionally addresses a need or challenge faced by women and girls
-Accounts for gender difference in program design
-May include wrap-around services which promote program participant success

-Promotes equity and social justice for women and girls and maximizes their social and economic well-being
-May include program components which address other forms of inequity (class, race, sexual orientation, ability, etc.)

-Rooted in an existing best-practice
-Incorporates input from target population into program design

“Grantmaking with a gender lens means considering women [and girls] in context. It means understanding the multiple barriers that confront women [and girls] and designing programs and services to meet the particular challenges facing women and girls. It means strategically and deliberately focusing on women [and/or girls] as beneficiaries, advocates, AND leaders, and as catalysts for community development.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167224


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fund supports organizations which meaningfully impact women and girls and evaluates all requests for funding through a gender-specific grantmaking framework.

As the region’s grantmaker focused on women and girls, the Fund will only support gender-specific programming and advocacy initiatives by providing grants to:

1. Direct service organizations providing individuals with gender-specific programming.  Gender-specific programming addresses the unique needs and challenges that women and girls experience due to gender.

2. Advocacy and direct service organizations that promote social and economic advancement of women and girls broadly to achieve systemic change.

Support is not limited to organizations and programs that exclusively serve women and girls. 

Pre-proposal Conference:

An orientation session at The Community Foundation will be held on January 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Foundation staff will provide an overview of the Fund’s grantmaking framework and the application process.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to submit an application to the Community Fund for Women & Girls and be considered for funding, a brief discussion with Sarah Fabish is required. Schedule now by emailing Kelli Gibson.

Important Dates:
-Application Process Open: December, 4 2017
-Orientation Session: Jan. 11, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
-Applications Due: January 18, 2018 5:00 PM

For more information highlighting the challenges facing women and girls in Greater New Haven, please review the following report: The Status of Women and Girls in New Haven, Connecticut (see Supporting Documents).

Contact Information:

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

Register for the January 11 orientation session:

Apply Online:

Sarah Fabish

Kelli Gibson

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Greater New Haven