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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Support Animal Welfare Programs

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Geographic Focus

USA: Connecticut

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Animal Welfare Grants

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #170002

Grant Description

Grants of up to $35,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to support animal welfare programs in eligible towns. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for the protection, care, and humane treatment of animals and wildlife. Eligible programs benefit any of the 42 towns served by the Foundation:

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.

Priority will be given to programs that:

  • Provide support of veterinary care for domestic animals, including spay and neuter services, for low-income families and abandoned pets;
  • Encourage responsible pet ownership and the adoption of abandoned animals;
  • Support healthy wildlife as well as their natural habitats; and 
  • Make positive, therapeutic connections between people and animals.

For preferences and additional considerations, see the URL for Full Text. 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants generally must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, municipal or governmental agencies, or partner with a nonprofit fiscal agent. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or to for-profit endeavors.

The Foundation does not provide funding for capital or endowment campaigns, litigation costs, religious programming, endowment campaigns, deficit funding, or debt retirement. The Foundation does not typically make grants 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.

Additional Geographic Information:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The link to the grant application will be available by November 1, 2021.
- Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, January 14, 2022.
- Final decisions will be made and applicants will be notified by the end of April 2022..

If you are new to the Foundation or are applying for a new program, please contact the Community Foundation for feedback on your proposal. Call Jennifer O'Brien to discuss your idea or to submit a letter of intent.

General Eligibility Criteria: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant
Online Grant Center: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant/Online-Grants-Center
FAQs: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Grant-FAQs-Tips

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests of $5,000 to $35,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will consider a limited number of multiyear grants (please call to discuss in advance of submission). The Foundation's policy for three-year grants requires taking a fourth year off from funding.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfect

Direct questions and submit a letter of intent to:
Jennifer O’Brien, Program Director
860-442-3572
JennOB@cfect.org

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

P: 860.442.3572
P: 1.877.442.3572 (toll free)
F: 860.442.0584 (fax)

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