Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Applications available for grants process at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation

NEW HAVEN  – Pre-applications are being accepted from nonprofits serving the 20-towns covered by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its affiliate the Valley Community Foundation. "Funding is available through the annual Responsive New Grants process, the largest competitive grantmaking process available through the two foundations," according to a statement 

Pre-applications must be completed online and submitted by 5 p.m. March 2, the statement said.

A complete list of eligibility criteria is located at or

"The Responsive New Grants process is intended to be a source of flexible funding and is open to all requests for projects and organizational support that meet the eligibility criteria. Any nonprofit that creates positive sustainable impact in the areas of: arts and culture, basic needs, civic vitality, economic success, quality education, the environment, health and wellness and children and youth is encouraged to apply."

"In 2011, more than $3 million in single and multi-year grants was awarded through the Responsive New Grant processes of the two foundations."

The statement also said: "The first step to applying for a grant through the Responsive New Grants process is submitting a pre-application online. Applicants are encouraged to attend a webinar scheduled for Feb 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participation in the webinar is not required to apply for a Responsive New Grant or to start the pre-application process. However it is strongly encouraged, even for experienced applicants, as there are changes from last year."

 To register for the webinar, visit or

For more information about the Responsive New Grants process, contact Denise Canning, Grants Manager, at or call 203-777-7076.


Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. Folks at CFGNH wrote it. we post it as a public service.



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