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SI Financial Group (SIFG) Foundation Grant

Grants to Rhode Island and Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Health, Education, Arts, Human Services, and Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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SI Financial Group (SIFG) Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/30/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $25,000 to Rhode Island and Connecticut nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life in communities where the funding source has a business presence. Program areas include health, human services, education, community development, arts and culture, and the environment.

Grants are made to organizations serving the Communities where SI Financial Group does business. SI Financial Group operates branches in the following locations:

-Connecticut: Brooklyn, Canterbury, Colchester, Dayville, East Hampton, Enfield, Groton, Hebron, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Moosup, North Windham, Norwich, Pawcatuck, South Windsor, Tolland, and Willimantic.

-Rhode Island: Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Wakefield, and Westerly.

The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide the following:

- Community development via affordable housing, job training and programs that assist the economically disadvantaged.
- Basic human services and health programs for those considered at risk or in need.
- Educational projects that expand learning beyond the classroom and increase literacy.
- Cultural and artistic enrichment programs that build audiences for the arts, especially among underserved populations.
- Environmental projects that help preserve, protect and revitalize natural resources.

The Foundation considers requests from organizations that:

- Deliver effective programs with measurable outcomes in response to community needs
- Are financially stable
- Receive and provide strong leadership
- Collaborate to maximize effectiveness

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178429

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards are generally between $500 and $25,000 however, occasionally a project may warrant a larger grant.

Term of Contract:

In most cases, support is given for a period of one year, and organizations must reapply for a grant each year they wish to be considered for additional support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Federally recognized, under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, organizations and most charitable, educational and civic institutions serving the Communities where SI Financial Group does business are eligible for grants.

Information about SI Financial Group branches may be found on the link in Additional Geographic Information.

In general, organizations that are funded by taxpayers are a lower priority, although special projects and programs facilitated by nonprofit organizations working within municipalities are considered.

In some cases, with the SIFG Foundation’s prior approval, nonprofit organizations that do not have a tax-exempt letter may submit a proposal under a sponsoring tax-exempt organization that will assume expenditure responsibility for the duration of the project. The applying organization must provide the SIFG Foundation with the sponsoring organization’s tax exempt letter and its written assurance that it will oversee the project.

Generally, no grants will be awarded to individuals; political or fraternal organizations; religious institutions (unless the program benefits the community at large); or political or lobbying activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for grants are accepted twice a year: March 31 for awards in June and September 30 for awards in December.

All requests are reviewed in a competitive process and must be received no later than 5:00 PM on or before the “Due Date.” In fairness to all applicants, late applications will not be considered.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Email applications to
Fax: 860-456-5212
Attn: Catherine Pomerleau

Mail or drop off applications to:

SI Financial Group Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Catherine Pomerleau
803 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Sandra Mitchell

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Brooklyn, Canterbury, Colchester, Dayville, East Hampton, Enfield, Groton, Hebron, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Moosup, North Windham, Norwich, Pawcatuck, South Windsor, Tolland, and Willimantic;   Rhode Island: Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Wakefield, and Westerly