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Neighbors for Neighbors Fund

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
to Provide Basic Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut - United Ways of Southeastern Connecticut and Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Deadline Date:

09/28/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Connecticut nonprofit and faith-based organizations, agencies, schools, and public institutions in eligible areas to address the basic needs of local vulnerable populations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Applicants must serve residents impacted by COVID-19 in the following communities of Eastern Connecticut: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, and Woodstock.

The Fund’s resources initially will be directed to organizations providing direct assistance to high need, vulnerable populations -- including low-income individuals, residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, communities of color, and individuals with disabilities, among others -- to address immediate basic needs such as healthcare, food, shelter, childcare, and other supports to ensure stability and well-being.

Priority will be given to:

  • Organizations meeting the basic needs of people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Operating support for human service organizations at financial risk due to the COVID-19 crisis/loss of income.
  • Capital/equipment and tools to improve program delivery at risk due to COVID-19 or increase program capacity. May include technology, equipment, emergency supplies, and other critical capital.  
  • Proposals that address improvements to current system delivery to benefit the most vulnerable citizens.

Grants are intended to fill funding gaps that cannot be addressed with other funders, municipal, state, or federal support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189493

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range from $500 - $25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:
- Eligible entities (listed below) that serve the needs of residents impacted by COVID-19 in the following communities of Eastern Connecticut: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham and Woodstock.
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Community organizations using a fiscal agent.
- Faith-based institutions serving the broader community.
- Schools, municipal agencies, and other public institutions.

The Neighbors for Neighbors Fund will not make grants directly to individuals. Funding is not provided for capital or endowment campaigns, litigation costs, religious programming, endowment campaigns, deficit funding or debt retirement. Grants typically are not given for special events.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2020

Please note: Any applicants who received a grant from Round One and would like to reapply for Round Two must have spent funds from the initial funding and submitted an Interim or Final Report by September 17, 2020.

Neighbors for Neighbors Fund Grant Information and FAQs: https://www.cfect.org/Our-Initiatives/Response-to-COVID-19-Neighbors-for-Neighbors-Fund

Grant application information: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant

Grant FAQS and Tips: https://www.cfect.org/Nonprofits/Grant-FAQs-Tips

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfect

Questions can be referred to: Stephanye R. Clarke at stephanye@cfect.org.

For questions with the Online Grants Center, contact grants@cfect.org.

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
P: 860.442.3572
P: 1.877.442.3572 (toll free)
F: 860.442.0584 (fax)
E: admin@cfect.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eastern Connecticut: The communities of Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham and Woodstock.

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