Foundation / Corporation
Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation
04/01/18 Postmarked or Receipt
Grants to Connecticut nonprofits for programs in the areas of education, the cultural arts, and healthcare issues. Funding is intended to enhance the quality of life in the Windham communities and the state. Priority is given to integrated, comprehensive proposals and collaborative efforts. The Foundation prefers to support proposals for new initiatives, special projects, and expansion of current programs.
Funding for salary (but not fringe or agency overhead) may be considered for the person(s) directly facilitating the submitted project, typically for contracted specialists and persons hired specifically for a submitted project.
Funding for equipment or products may be considered, on a limited basis, when the equipment or product is a significant factor in the outcome of a program or project that meets the Foundation’s grant making goals.
Lower-priority proposals are those requesting routine expenses for established programs, although in some cases they may be considered at the discretion of the committee, particularly for essential services to those in need.
GrantWatch ID#: 178736
Grants from the Foundation are usually awarded for one year only. For projects in those areas in which the Foundation has a special interest, requests for multi-year and general operation support may be considered.
Grants are made only to non-profit charitable organizations which are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, grants are limited to projects that benefit State of Connecticut. Occasionally, projects that benefit other states may be considered.
In general, municipalities are a lower priority for discretionary grants, although special projects and programs facilitated by nonprofit organizations working within municipalities are considered.
In some cases, with the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation’s prior approval, 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.
In general, no grants will be awarded to individuals; religious institutions (unless the program benefits the community at large); endowments; capital campaigns; fundraising events; political or lobbying activities; budget expenses or deficits; retroaction funding, building or renovation projects.
To apply, fill out the form found at the URL below. Only one grant application may be submitted in any twelve-month period.
The Board of Trustees meets semiannually to consider grant requests. Application must be received by November 1 and April 1 to be acted upon at the following meeting.
Applicants are welcome and applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Foundation’s staff either by telephone or in person. Upon receipt of the completed proposal, staff may request additional information or schedule a site visit. Members of the Board of Trustees prefer not to be contacted directly.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jeffrey P. Ossen Foundation
P.O. Box 291
North Windham, CT