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Southbury Community Trust Fund Grant Program

Grants to Southbury, Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies for Youth,
Health, Seniors, Social Services, Environment, Arts and Culture

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF)

Deadline Date:

10/05/18 11:59 PM EST (Midnight)

Description:

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Grants averaging between $5,000 and $10,000 to Southbury, Connecticut nonprofits and municipal entities for programs that benefit the community. Eligible projects can be in the areas of basic needs, transportation, affordable housing, youth development, arts and culture, environment, health and wellness education, senior services, and cultural heritage. Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate collaboration and strong partnerships.

Possible Projects:

Social and Community Services: Support Southbury residents by providing access to basic needs, transportation, and affordable housing.

Wellness and Health Education: Promote a healthy, vibrant community by encouraging access to prevention programs, fitness, and access to care for all ages.

Enhancement of Youth Development: Foster positive identity, strong values, social competencies, commitment to learning, community service, empowerment, leadership, and resilience for Southbury youth.

Aging and Livable Communities: Develop and promote programs that enable older adults to age in place successfully. May include: connecting older adults with benefits and services; reaching people who are underserved; home maintenance, chore, and home safety programs; and building age-friendly communities.

Arts and Culture: Promote access to performing arts and fine arts programs for community enrichment.

Environmental Awareness: Encourage the preservation, protection, and conservation of land, water, and wildlife.

Culture Heritage: Support Southbury’s tangible cultural heritage and town history.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176754

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average amount is between $5,000 and $10,000. Grants for larger amounts can be considered; in that case applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation to discuss the the project in advance of submission.

Term of Contract:

- Grant support is available over multiple years, although it is considered one year at a time.
- If interested in pursuing multiyear funding, simply submit an initial request for one year. In the following year, you may request continued funding through the Foundation’s online grant application.
- Due to the time required for funding decisions, the funding period should not begin before May 1, 2018. (If you plan to start a program in April, please contact the respective Program Officer to discuss in advance).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be a nonprofit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes.
- Programs must benefit Southbury residents.
- Must have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
- Must have a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This registration must be renewed annually. Learn more, confirm registration, or file for an exemption here: http://ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1654&q=459952

Ineligible Requests:

- Grant requests for political or religious purposes are not accepted.
- Religious organizations or municipalities are not eligible to apply for grants for buildings or expenses related to buildings. However, they may apply for equipment that is specifically part of an eligible programmatic request.
- Grant requests for capital expenditures on buildings not owned by a nonprofit are not accepted

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are February 5 and October 5, 2018 by 11:59 PM EST (Midnight).

Community volunteers review the requests by priority area and final decisions are made by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The grant review and decision process lasts approximately 10 weeks from the deadline date.

Grants Guidelines:
http://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/grant-guidelines/

FAQs:
http://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/grant-guidelines/faq/

Preview the application here:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/47200-Connecticut-Community-Foundation

Please note: If you are purchasing equipment or technology, you must provide at least one bid.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:
https://app.smarterselect.com/program/apply/42526?apply=true

For more information, please contact:

Ellen Carter, Community Leadership Director
203.753.1315, x114
ecarter@conncf.org

Bilal Tajildeen, Program Coordinator
203.753.1315, x 106
btajildeen@conncf.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Southbury