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Healthy Communities Eye Research Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Municipalities in Eligible
Towns to Promote Eye Research, Education, and Care

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) - Earl and Shirley Herbst Eye Research Fund

Deadline Date:

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


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Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and municipalities in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills area for programs and projects that promote eye health. Eligible programs are those that support research, improve awareness of eye disease and treatment, and support ophthalmic educational opportunities for area medical providers.

Possible Projects:

- Community health education on eye disease.
- Support for research institutions (preference is given to Connecticut-based research).
- Support of education and training for doctors and health care providers involved in eye disease research (preference is given to those based in Connecticut).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177936

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average amount is between $5,000 and $10,000. Grants for larger amounts can be considered. Please contact the staff to discuss requests for larger amounts 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 multi-year 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:

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

- 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.
- Must have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
- Located within and/or providing services to residents of the Foundation's 21-town service area (see Geographic Focus and the link in Grant Coverage Areas below).
- Possess a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This registration must be renewed annually.

Capital campaign requests may be submitted, but support is limited. Please discuss with a member of the program staff prior to submitting a funding request.

Grants for equipment are limited. As such, please discuss your specific equipment need with the Foundation before submitting a request, and be sure to include at least one bid or quotation with your proposal.

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:

Eye research grant proposals are accepted twice per year. The application deadlines are February 5 and October 5. The grant review and decision process lasts approximately 10 weeks from the deadline date.

Click here to view the Foundation's overall grant guidelines:
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Contact Information:

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

Most 2018 application links will “go live” on Monday, December 18.

Contact Ellen Carter, director of community leadership, at 203.753.1315, x114 or

Grant Coverage Areas:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: The 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills