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Ion Bank Foundation Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Communities for Arts
Health, Education, Economic Development, and Human Services

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Ion Bank Foundation - Connecticut Community Foundation

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofits in eligible communities for programs and projects that make these communities a better place in which to live, work, and prosper. Funding is intended to support proposals in a variety of areas, such as health, education, economic development, human services, and the arts.

Eligible communities include: Ansonia, Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury.

Types of Grants:

Through its competitive program, the Foundation makes program and capital grants. Specifically, it seeks projects that will improve the quality of life for residents, increase the sense of community and provide lasting benefits, particularly for youth and those in need.

The Foundation will consider requests as follows:

- For new, enhanced, or expanded projects based on a documented need, having a strong project plan, specific outcomes and a feasible budget. Priority is given to requests having the highest correlation to the Foundation’s goals of promoting education and encouraging and supporting homeownership.

- For ongoing projects or programs that have proven specific benefits to the community.

- Note: The Foundation gives priority to providing programs or services over capital or equipment. Grants for previously incurred expenses are specifically prohibited. The Foundation gives lower priority to requests for publicly owned capital or equipment.

- Preference is afforded to those requests with broad, visible community involvement in the design and fundraising for the project.

- Requests from schools or for programs offered in schools by nonprofit organizations must include the approval of the superintendent as indicated by signing the grant application form.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175377

Term of Contract:

Although multi year requests will be considered, the agency must make a strong case for the need for multi year funding in its initial request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- The applicant is either a public institution or a private tax-exempt organization under Sections 501(c) (3), 501(c) (4) or 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

- Political, lobbying, or religious activities are ineligible. Religiously affiliated organizations may propose nonsectarian projects.

- The applying organization must have an established board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.

- Must be Located in or serving residents of Ansonia, Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, and/or Woodbury.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and guidelines.

Organizations may submit only one grant request per round.

The Ion Bank Foundation reviews grant requests three times per year.

- For April consideration, grant applications should be submitted by February 26, 2017
- For August consideration, grant applications should be submitted by June 24, 2017
- For December consideration, grant applications should be submitted by October 28, 2017

Contact Information:

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

Email the completed application and budget (including the CRA form) of the agency’s nonprofit determination letter and operating budget to

Contact Information:

For further information about the Foundation or to discuss your proposal, please contact June M. Jarvis at, 203. 729.5291 or Josh Carey at, 203.753.1315.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Ansonia, Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury

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