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NewAlliance Foundation Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts, Youth and
Education, Community Development, and Health and Human Services

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Foundation / Corporation

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NewAlliance Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/01/19 Postmarked or Hand Delivery by 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to benefit the funding source’s communities in the areas of arts, health and human services, community development, and youth and education.

Eligible communities include: Branford, Centerbrook, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Coventry, Danielson, Dayville, East Hartford, East Haven, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Glastonbury, Guilford, Hamden, Hebron, Madison, Manchester, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Putnam, Seymour, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Storrs, Tolland, Vernon, Wallingford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Willington, Willimantic, Windsor, Woodbridge, and Woodstock.

Focus Areas and Funding Priorities:

The Foundation supports organizations that meet high standards of artistic merit and community involvement. The Foundation's two funding priorities in the arts are:

- Organizations or programs that demonstrate significant efforts to reach a broad and diverse audience, engage underserved populations, and/or expand participation in arts programming.
- Organizations or programs that offer well-designed educational and interpretive activities that develop young audiences.

Community Development
The Foundation supports organizations that address the vitality, economic health, and the well-being of every sector of the community. The Foundation's two funding priorities in community development are:

- Organizations or programs enabling people to become economically self-sufficient through the development of job readiness skills, employment preparedness, and literacy improvement.
- Organizations or programs that stabilize neighborhoods by supporting home ownership, fostering environmental stewardship and protection, and creating food security.

Health and Human Services
Often those who are the most vulnerable are at risk because of poor health, lack of shelter or food, or because they are children. The Foundation supports organizations that provide direct assistance to those with the greatest need and provide early intervention for troubled children. The Foundation's two funding priorities in health and human services are:

- Organizations or programs providing for the most basic of human needs, such as shelter, food, clothing, and access to health care to those in need.
- Organizations providing preventative and intervention services to children.

Youth and Education
The Foundation strives to protect and enrich local children and believes every child is entitled to quality education. The Foundation supports organizations that inspire and encourage youth to succeed academically and that directly impact outcomes in educational success. To be competitive in this funding priority, you must show how your organization or program directly impacts the academic performance of the youth you serve. Your impact measures must confirm this outcome. The Foundation's two funding priorities in youth and education are:

- Organizations and programs that expand educational opportunities to help students acquire the core math, science, literary and/or technology skills needed to prepare them to join the workforce of the future and compete successfully.
- Organizations providing after school or summer programming which extends learning opportunities and improves academic success.

Types of Grants:

General Operating Support - The Foundation will consider unrestricted general operating requests from organizations that:

- Have missions that address one or more of the Foundation's funding priorities;
- Have programs that exclusively serve people within the Foundation's service area;
- Deliver effective programs in response to community needs;
- Are financially stable;
- Receive and provide strong leadership.

Program Support - The Foundation will consider requests to support programs that are highly effective and innovative and do not duplicate other programs or services.

Sponsorships - The Foundation will consider, on a limited basis, an event sponsorship request designed to raise funds to support an activity or program directly related to an organization’s mission or purpose. The Foundation invites you to contact them in advance of submitting a request for sponsorship support to discuss your event. Please check the Funding Calendar to plan properly for deadlines and Foundation board meetings.

Capital Campaigns: The Foundation will consider requests for capital support from organizations that meet all other funding criteria. Capital requests include: brick and mortar activities; equipment expenditures; facility construction; capital improvements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175967

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will consider funding up to 10% of an organization’s annual operating budget or $25,000 maximum. The percentage is based on an organization’s total cash income for the last completed fiscal year. It does not include the assigned value of in-kind contributions.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are encouraged from eligible organizations which primarily serve residents in one or more of the 44 communities the Foundation serves ( and which are tax exempt under IRS code section 501(c)3 or are a municipal entity (note: state agencies, departments, and commissions are not eligible to apply).

The Foundation only accepts applications from organizations with at least 12 months of 501(c)3 nonprofit incorporation as designated by the Internal Revenue Service and who demonstrate a mature budget, show additional community support, and have a track record of effective programming. The start-up of new nonprofit organizations will not be funded.

The Foundation does not consider applications from fiduciary or fiscal agents acting on behalf of organizations who do not have IRS confirmed non-profit status. Exceptions will be made only in the case the fiduciary is a community foundation.

The Foundation does not fund the start-up of new programs in our service area by organizations located outside its service area.

The Foundation does not fund programs located outside the service area that require those in the towns the Foundation serves to travel outside the service area to take advantage of programs or services.

Please note that the NewAlliance Foundation does not make grants to the following types of applicants:

-For-profit organizations
-Religious institutions, except for non-sectarian programs benefiting the community-at-large
-Service clubs, fraternal organizations or third parties raising funds for a charity
-Parent Teacher Organizations or associations
-State agencies, departments and commissions
-Organizations raising money to re-grant funds to specific causes
-Organizations raising money for specific diseases

NewAlliance Foundation does not make grants to support the following:

-Projects taking place in areas not listed under Communities We Serve
-Political activities, including lobbying expenses or other activities influencing the outcome of the legislative or electoral process
-Interest expenses paid on loans or payment to eliminate or reduce existing deficits
-Feasibility studies
-Trips, tours, transportation costs or conference attendance
-Golf tournaments
-Requests from individual schools for specific in-school programs
-Animal causes
-Team sponsorships or individual sports people
-“A-thon” fundraising events

Pre-Application Information:

Relevant Deadlines for 2019:

For consideration at the grantmaking board meeting on March 4, 2019, you must complete the online application cover sheet and submit a printed application, either postmarked by December 3, 2018, or by hand-delivery before 5 PM on December 3, 2018.

For consideration at the grantmaking board meeting on September 23, 2019, you must complete the online application cover sheet and submit a printed application, either postmarked by July 1, 2019, or by hand-delivery before 5 PM on July 1, 2019.

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Please Note: The Foundation will consider funding up to 40% of budget expenses for the program or project for which support is sought; therefore support from other funding partners is required. The “10% grant guideline” remains in effect, regardless of program or project size.

Contact Information:

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

Submit Your Application To:

Kim A. Healey, Executive Director
NewAlliance Foundation
195 Church Street, 7th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Questions are welcome and should be directed to:

Maryann Ott, Managing Director
(203) 859-6555

Susan Burlingame, Administrative Assistant
(203) 859-6543

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USA: Connecticut