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Neighbors for Neighbors Fund

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

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 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 communities 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 are going 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5 pm.

If you received funding from Round One or Round Two of our Neighbors for Neighbors Fund grant cycles, you will not be excluded from applying for future grants from this 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

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