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Community Grantmaking in New Haven

Grants to New Haven, Connecticut Nonprofits to
Strengthen Communities and Help Disadvantaged Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 177154
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Carolyn Foundation

02/01/17 11:59 PM

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to New Haven, Connecticut nonprofit organizations to benefit economically disadvantaged youth and children (ages 0-18), and promote strong and vital local communities. Please note that all programs must take place within New Haven city limits. Priority program areas are outlined as follows:

1) Economically Disadvantaged Children and Youth

The Foundation seeks to empower economically disadvantaged children and youth by supporting their families and others to inspire, nurture, educate and guide them to achieve long-term stability and well-being.

The Foundation believes that all children and families have a collection of strengths and assets that they can use to build positive lives for themselves. However many families’ economic circumstances severely limit their access to information and the range of opportunities for their children. This is a gap that the Carolyn Foundation can help address.

Therefore, as the Foundation reviews proposals, it carefully looks at the populations being served and focus efforts on those with significant economic challenges typically as indicated by eligibility for free or reduced lunch. The Foundation will seek programs that respectfully support these young people and their families.

The Foundation will do this by funding programs that:
-Enable children and youth to be successful in school.
-Provide access to resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.
-Assist children and youth to develop positive relationships with adults, life skills, and positive decision-making.
-Support families’ ability to nurture and support their children.
-Provide direct access to quality arts and creative expression.

2) Community Vitality

The Foundation seeks to enhance the vitality of New Haven, Connecticut through programs such as arts, civic and cultural organizations that build a shared understanding and commitment to the local community.

The Foundation believes that the quality of life for all people is improved by having a diverse and vibrant cultural community that nurtures and challenges its members to be the very best they can be as engaged and respectful community members. This category does not include social service programs.

The types of programs funded in the past have included:
-Programs/activities that bring together diverse communities.
-Programs that make community resources more accessible and inviting to diverse audiences.
-Programs that spotlight and share the arts, culture and heritage of community residents.
-Activities that support and empower active community engagement.

$10,000 - $25,000

The Foundation provides one-year grants. The Foundation does not intend to provide ongoing annual support for organizations.

Grant Priorities:

Evaluation Criteria:

The online application system will be available December 15, 2016. Apply by the February 1, 2017 deadline for grants paid in June 2017. Applications are due by midnight for online submission dates.

You will be notified as soon as a decision is made regarding your proposal. Typically the first declinations are sent six weeks after the application deadline.

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

Apply Online:

Becky Erdahl, Executive Director

Carolyn Foundation
1917 Logan Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (map)

P: 612.596.3266
F: 612.979.2670

Projects must take place in the City of New Haven.

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