Foundation / Corporation
Valley Community Foundation (VCF) and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (TCF)
Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to Connecticut nonprofit and volunteer organizations working to improve the quality of life in Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, and Shelton. Funding is intended for community and civic engagement projects carried out by small, grassroots nonprofits. Grant funds can be used for general operating support, project support, and capacity building support.
The Valley Community Foundation's Community Grants supports the development and implementation of projects that will improve the quality of life in the Valley. The following are projects which are eligible for funding:
- Self-sufficiency Projects - collective buying clubs, farmers markets, community gardens
- Neighborhood identity and pride - neighborhood fairs, house and garden tours
- Beautification Efforts - mural painting(s), clean-ups, upgrading playgrounds and public spaces
- Youth Initiated Projects - youth fairs, discussion groups, school club activities
- Youth Enrichment - leadership development, mentoring, tutoring
- Athletic Activities - uniforms, athletic equipment
- Skill Learning Opportunities - workshops, speakers, seminars
- Elderly and Parent Activities - workshops, speakers, wellness activities
GrantWatch ID#: 183072
Grants range from $250 to $2,500.
Most grants are made for one to three years, with continuing support contingent upon availability of support and achievement of stated measures and benchmarks. There are times, however, when requests for longer-term funding are considered and supported, in accordance with the Foundation's strategic goal to put community assets on solid ground.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
Valley Community Foundation
253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418
USA: Connecticut: The Lower Naugatuck Valley, including Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton