The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation’s Cycle Grants available for operating expenses, programs that can operate remotely, and technology/equipment needed to facilitate remote work for employees or to serve clients remotely, and other COVID-19 related needs.
Donor Name: Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Cities: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury (Lakeville), Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/30/2022
Size of the Grant: $1,500
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”) is the community foundation located in and serving Northwest Connecticut. The Foundation enhances life for citizens in its 20-town service area by:
- Awarding grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to students
- Helping donors create lasting, local legacies
- Encouraging local philanthropy and volunteerism
- Building endowments for future generations
The Foundation has five areas of concentration:
- Arts & Culture
- Civic & Education
- Social Services
- Grants are designated as:
- Small ($1,500 and under); or
- Traditional (over $1,500).
- In addition, application requests are grouped into three categories:
- Program (funding a new program or an expansion of existing programs);
- Furniture, fixtures or equipment;
- Capital/renovation projects.
To qualify for a grant from the Foundation, an applicant must:
- Qualify per the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt organization. Most grantees qualify under Section 501(c)(3), although there are other eligible nonprofits such as schools or governmental agencies, for certain projects. Organizations may contact the Foundation to discuss eligibility;
- Serve residents in one or more of the 20 towns within the Foundation’s service area;
- Provide a service that meets one of the Foundation’s five focus areas of concentration;
The Foundation is also interested in funding innovative projects and/or programs that promote collaboration among nonprofit organizations within its service area.
For more information, visit Cycle Grants.