Grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, schools, and governmental agencies for programs and services that benefit local women and girls. New applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support projects that promote the wellbeing and equity of women and girls. Grants must be for the benefit of women and girls in East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington, and Waterford.
Grantmaking priorities reflect the challenges identified in The Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut to advance the equity and wellbeing of women and girls by:
Empowering women and girls to make positive decisions.
Promoting healthy relationships and preventing domestic violence.
Advancing family economic security.
Supporting access to women's health, mental health, and reproductive health services.
Supporting public policy, advocacy, and leadership to promote equity.
Helping New London women, age 62 and older, with limited incomes to remain in their homes.
Additional preference is given to programs that demonstrate collaboration among service providers.
- Applicants must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, municipal or governmental agencies, or partner with a nonprofit fiscal agent.
- Grants are not made to individuals or to for-profit endeavors.
- Funding will not be provided 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.
Grant Applications are accepted through 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Grants will be awarded by early December.
The Foundation recommends that all grant seekers speak with Jennifer O’Brien, program director, before beginning a Grant Application. New organizations are required to contact the Foundation before beginning an application.