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Healthy Communities Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Areas to Address Community Health Priorities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF)

Deadline Date:

02/05/18 11:59 PM EST (Midnight)


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Grants averaging between $5,000 and $10,000 to Connecticut nonprofits and municipal entities in the Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills area for initiatives that promote community health. Proposals can include control and prevention of chronic disease, access to healthy food, mental health care, and substance abuse prevention.

Healthy communities grants advance community health priorities in the Foundation’s 21 town region, including:

- Access to care
- Prevention and control of chronic disease
- Reduction of health system inequities
- Increased availability of affordable, nutritious food
- Mental health care
- Substance abuse prevention
- Eye health
- Physical fitness

Possible projects include:

- Initiatives that improve population health, ensure access to quality care, and empower individuals to actively participate in managing their health.

- Efforts to expand and connect community resources to work toward a common vision of health that addresses the unique needs of the Foundation’s 21-town region. Promote collaboration from multiple sectors to improve conditions and outcomes related to health and well-being of the region.

- Support for community awareness and increased dissemination of evidence-based prevention and chronic disease management programs (may include diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, asthma, falls).

- Identification of barriers to implement effective prevention models and development of strategies to address these barriers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177935

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes.
- Located within and/or providing services to residents of the 21-town service area. (see the link in Grant Coverage Areas for details)
- Must have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
- Possess 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:

Ineligible for funding:

- Requests for political or religious purposes
- Requests from municipalities or religious organizations for buildings or associated expenses (however, the Foundation may consider support for equipment if it is specifically part of an eligible programmatic request)
- Requests for capital expenditures on buildings not owned by a nonprofit

Pre-Application Information:

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:

Ellen Carter, Director of Community Leadership
203.753.1315 x 114

Connecticut Community Foundation
43 Field Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Grant Coverage Areas:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills