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Grants to Guilford, Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies
for Education, Housing, Human Services, Youth, and Arts

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Guilford Foundation

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Grants to Guilford, Connecticut nonprofit organizations and government agencies to promote the quality of life for local residents. Program areas include arts, education, environment, health, human services, housing, heritage enhancement, seniors, youth, and families. Grant applications should address a need within a focus area and demonstrate impact on the organization, project, community, or persons served.

The mission of the Guilford Foundation is to “connect people who care with causes that matter to them,” to enrich the quality of life in Guilford, now and for generations to come. The Foundation fulfills this mission by building and maintaining a charitable endowment and making prudent grants that serve to address the ever-changing needs of the Guilford community.

The Guilford Foundation holds several “field of interest” funds, including funds dedicated to youth, veterans or active military, the environment, and design/build efforts. During the application review process, the Board works to match applications with corresponding fields of interest funds.

Applications should include some of the following elements:
-Address a documented need or concern of focus area;
-Recognize and build on a community’s or organization’s strengths and assets;
-Build the capacity of community organizations and/or individuals to help themselves;
-Foster cooperative approaches to community issues through collaborations based on shared visions and mutual responsibility;
-Serve as a catalyst for attracting other resources, such as matching gifts; and
-Build infrastructure within the organization in order to meet its mission.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178206

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants are awarded to 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations and 170(c)(1) governmental agencies serving the Guilford community.
- Grants will be awarded to organizations that positively impact Guilford within the focus areas identified above.
- Grant awards cannot be used retroactively to pay costs for programs or services that have occurred in the past.
- Applications from previous grantees are welcome; continued funding will be considered by CIC, but is not guaranteed.

The Guilford Foundation will not normally award grants to:
-Debt reduction
-Political organizations and campaigns
-Replace government funding sources

Pre-proposal Conference:

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of two identical information sessions, to be held at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, February 27th at 10:00 am.

RSVP to Jennifer Mullett.

Organizations unable to attend either meeting are encouraged to contact Liza Janssen Petra with questions about the grant guidelines or application process prior to submitting a grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 Application will be available as of January 1, 2019. The deadline to submit a completed application to the Guilford Foundation for consideration for competitive funding is March 15, 2019.

CIC may request to meet with applicants in person during the grant review process.

Grant award decisions will be announced on of after April 30, 2019.


Contact Information:

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

To RSVP to an information session or submit an application:

Jennifer Mullett, Foundation Coordinator

Organizations unable to attend either meeting are encouraged to direct questions to:

Liza Janssen Petra, Executive Director
(203) 640-4049

Guilford Foundation
Street Address: 44 Boston Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35
Guilford, CT 06437

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USA: Connecticut: Guilford