Rockfall Foundation Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies to
Preserve the Lower Connecticut River Valley

GrantWatch ID#: 176056
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Rockfall Foundation


11/16/16 Postmarked or Hand-Delivered by 12:00 PM

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Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 to Connecticut nonprofits, municipalities, and schools for programs and projects that promote the preservation the Connecticut River watershed and its surrounding areas. A Grant Applicant Workshop will take place on September 14. Funding will be provided for environmental planning activities, internships, as well as environmental education programs.

The goals of the grants program are to preserve and enhance the environment in the Lower Connecticut River Valley and to increase public knowledge of and respect for its natural resources. (For the purposes of these grants, this area includes the Towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.)

Special consideration will be given to projects that impact youth (preschool through college) or are multi-generational.

For the 2016-2017 Grant Cycle, Rockfall will entertain grant applications for amounts ranging from $500 to $15,000. Multiple grants will be awarded, but only one grant in excess of $10,000 can be awarded.

The Rockfall Foundation welcomes grant applications from nonprofit organizations, towns, and schools.

Applicants must be certified as nonprofit under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) or be a municipal agency. Prospective applicants may partner with a 501(c)(3) or a municipality, as coapplicants, to comply with this requirement. A letter of agreement of this partnership from the host entity must be included with the application, stating that they agree to be equally responsible for compliance with all grant requirements.

Proposals must have ties to the Lower Connecticut River Valley towns (Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook) in order to be considered. This includes projects, programs, or applicants based in the area towns.

Proposals that focus on the Connecticut River corridor or Long Island Sound will also be considered as long as there is a demonstrated impact on the focus towns.

Please be aware that funding can be provided for materials, transportation, program/presenter fees, intern stipends and similar items. Items such as food and regular operating expenses (e.g. insurance, rent, etc.) will not be funded. Regular salaries and benefits are not generally funded, but may be considered if a substantial benefit is perceived. Funding must be applied to the item/activity described in the application form. Substitutions are not permitted unless prior approval has been obtained. Rockfall also discourages repeat recipients from becoming dependent on Rockfall and looks for them to seek additional sources of funding.

Grant Applicant Workshop:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 5:00 – 6:00 PM at deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT.

RSVP by phone or e-mail to Tony Marino (see contact information below).

Application Deadline:
Applications must be received at the Rockfall Foundation by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Applications emailed, postmarked, or hand delivered after the deadline will not be considered.

All applications must include all required back up materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please refer to the Application Form for required information.

Match Requirement:
All grants require at least a 50% match, which can include in-kind services.

Grant Award Announcements:
Grant awards will be announced in mid-February, 2017. Funds will be available April 1, 2017.

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

Applications may be hand-delivered to: Rockfall Foundation, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457.

Applications submitted electronically should be sent to

If you have any questions please contact Tony Marino at the above email address or at 860.347.0340

Towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham , East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook

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