Foundation / Corporation
Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) - Earl and Shirley Herbst Eye Research Fund
Grants averaging between $5,000 and $10,000 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.
- 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).
The Foundation seeks proposals that:
- Align with priority areas listed above
- Address documented community needs
- Summarize the organization’s track record in successfully implementing programs
- Adopt evidence-based programs and models, when appropriate
- Demonstrate potential for drawing additional or sustaining support
- Clearly explain the project plan and provide a realistic budget that aligns with stated goals
- Advance broader community plans and priorities, when applicable
- Describe local presence (even if an agency is based outside the Foundation’s service area, it may have a local office, staff or partnerships)
GrantWatch ID#: 177936
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.
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.
USA: Connecticut: Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills