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Ion Bank Foundation Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Communities for
Youth, Homeownership, Education, and Those in Need

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Foundation / Corporation

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Connecticut Community Foundation - Ion Bank Foundation

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofits for community benefit programs in eligible communities. Funding is intended to enhance the quality of life, add to the sense of community, and benefit youth and needy individuals. A broad range of projects benefiting local residents will be considered, with an emphasis on encouraging homeownership and promoting education.

Through annual contributions to a wide range of organizations, the Foundation has made a difference in local communities 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. The Foundation makes program and capital grants.

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.

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

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.

- The Foundation gives lower priority to requests for publicly owned capital or equipment.

- Grants for previously incurred expenses are specifically prohibited.

Pre-Application Information:

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

- For April consideration, grant applications should be submitted by February 24, 2018
- For August consideration, grant applications should be submitted by June 23, 2018
- For December consideration, grant applications should be submitted by October 27, 2018

The grant review and decision making process takes approximately 8 weeks from the grant submissions deadline date.

- 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.

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