Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation engages in strategic grantmaking to organizations and programs that achieve clear gains for residents of our region.

Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation engages in strategic grantmaking to organizations and programs that achieve clear gains for residents of our region.

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

All grant applications must begin with a Letter of Intent (LOI) of up to two pages in length, summarizing the program or project for which funding is being sought. We do not have specific deadlines for Letters of Intent, they are accepted at any time and generally, we will respond to one within two weeks of receipt. Grant application deadlines for those invited to apply for funding after an LOI has been reviewed are February 15, June 15, and October 15. If you wish to coordinate submission of your Letter of Intent with any of these dates, we recommend submitting a Letter of Intent at least two weeks before a grant application deadline. Prior to submitting your letter of intent, we ask that you review our Community Investment Guidelines for complete information on our grants process and areas of interest.

Please note that only those who have submitted a Letter of Intent and been invited to submit a formal grant application should do so using the Community Foundation Grant Application Guidelines, Grant Request Budget, and the Organizational Budget for Grant Application.

For more detailed grant application guidance and information or to discuss your proposal before submitting a Letter of Intent, please call or e-mail Kaylah Smith, Program Associate, at 860.229.6018, x305. To discuss applying for funding through the Foundation’s First Years First Early Childhood Initiative, please call or email Joeline Wruck, Director of Community Initiatives and Program Services, at 860.229.6018, x307.