Event Sponsorship Grantees 2018-03-02T07:19:43+00:00

Connecticut Community Foundation awards two types of sponsorship grants of up to $2,500 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, libraries, over-55 communities and/or senior centers for events held in the Foundation’s 21-town service area. Sponsorships are available to agencies whose majority of programs and services take place in our 21-town area.

2017-18 Event Sponsorship Grantees (with event dates)

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, $1,000, 2nd Annual Home Matters Dinner and Benefit, March 15
  • Shakesperience Productions, $1,000: Sweets to the Sweet, March 22
  • Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, $1,000: Recipe for Success, March 24
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, $1,000: Out of the Shadows, April 11
  • History Bites Consortium, $500: History Bites 2018: Local Treasures, April 12 ‐ June 7
  • Joyful Noise, $1,000: Brahms Requiem, A Journey for the Soul, April 14
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, $1,000: Wines of the World,  April 20
  • TheatreWorks New Milford, $1,000: Senior Nights, May 3, July 12, September 20, December 6
  • Oxford Public Library, $800: Grand Opening Celebration, May 5
  • Madre Latina, $1,000: The Achiever Gala and Award Ceremon, May 5
  • Friends of Litchfield Community Greenway, $1,000: “Tour, Taste and Toast the Greenway,” May 11
  • Literacy Volunteers on the Green, $1,000: Celebration of Literacy, May 12
  • Palace Theater, $1,000: Palace 10.3 — Party of the Decades, May 18
  • Bethlehem Land Trust, $1,000: Wine and Beer Tasting and Auction, May 19
  • The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, $1,000: An Evening of Cocktails and Festive Dinners with Friends, May 19
  • Town of Prospect Parks and Recreation, $1,000: Summer Concert Series, June ‐ August
  • Merryall Center for the Arts, $1,000: Merryall Celebrates Gay Pride Month, June
  • ASAP!, $1,000: Celebration of Young Writers, June 2
  • Waterbury ARC, $1,000: WARC Annual Wine and Beer‐Tasting Fundraiser, June 6
  • New Milford VNA and Hospice, $1,000: 100th Anniversary Gala, June 15
  • Bridgewater Library Association, $500: Project Summer, June 16 ‐ August 8
  • Gunn Memorial Library, $1,000: Library Luminaries, June 16
  • Are You Dense?, $1,000: Are You Dense Music Fest, June 16
  • Historic Overlook Community Club, $1,000:  Make Music Waterbury, June 21
  • Acts 4 Ministry, $1,000:  Inspiration Annual Event, June 28
  • Litchfield Community Center, $1,000: SummerFest Gala, July 21
  • Waterbury Youth Services, $500: 21st Annual Back to School Rally, August 22
  • Litchfield Land Trust, $1,000: Sunset Party, September 7
  • Main Street Ballet Company, $1,000: The Nutcracker, December 1-2
  • St. Michael’s Parish, $500: Free Community Winter Concerts, December 16, January 20, February 17
  • Shakesperience Productions $1,000: Fall Festival Tour, September and December
  • Friends of Thomaston Opera House $1,000: Toast with Friends wine tasting, October 13
  • Are You Dense $1,000: Girls Dinner and Auction, October 27
  • Naugatuck YMCA $1,000: Night of Monopoly, November 2
  • Wheels Program of Greater New Milford $1,000: Fundraiser Breakfast Buffet, February or March, 2018 (TBD)
  • Gift of Adoption CT Chapter $750: Evening at Litchfield Distillery, November 4
  • Litchfield Community Center $1,500: Starry Nights Café, November 4 and April 7
  • Salvation Army $1,000: Kettle Campaign Kick Off, November 9
  • Ball & Socket Arts $1,500: Rocket Socket Launch Party, November 11
  • Naugatuck Valley Project $1,000: MICAH Awards Dinner, November 11
  • Friends of the Roxbury Library $500: Roxbury Kitchen Tour, November 11
  • Oxford Historical Society $400: Tellabration (storytelling), November 12
  • Mattatuck Museum $1,000: Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad, Opening Reception, November 19
  • Warner Theatre $1,000: Holiday Movie Event, November 25
  • Railroad Museum of New England $500: Santa Train Special Family Event, November 25
  • Glebe House, Woodbury $1,000: Holiday Gala and Festival, December 1 and 2
  • Housatonic Valley Association $1,000: Auction for the Environment, December 3
  • CT Choral Society $1,250: Candlelight and Carols concert, December 10
  • Brass City Ballet $500: The Nutcracker, December 16 and 17
  • Landmark Community Theatre $2,500: 2018 Theatrical Season
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation $1,000: Community and Alumni Speakers Series,  2018 TBD
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn $1,500: Spring Open House, January 9, 2018
  • Litchfield Historical Society $1,000: “Gina’s Journey,” film screening and discussion, February 4, 2018
  • Children’s Community School $1,400: Annual Dinner, March 2018
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury $1,000: A Night at the Club, March 8, 2018
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra $1,000: Music in Great Spaces: Bourbon and Bach, March 24, 2018
  • Morris Public Library $750: Art Around the Box, March 24, 2018
  • St. Vincent de Paul Mission of Waterbury $1,000: Annual Banquet, April 12, 2018
  • Goshen Players $1,000: 2018 Theatrical Season
  • New Milford Chore Services $1,500: Kick Your Heels Up Dance Marathon, April 27, 2018
  • Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, $1,000: Annual Benefit: June 17
  • New Milford Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice, $1,000: Moonlight Blues and Barbeque: June 23
  • Town of Prospect Parks and Recreation, $500: Summer Concert Series Dates TBD
  • Audubon Center Bent of the River, $500: Firefly Night: July 8
  • Waterbury Baptist Ministries, $800: Terrific Tuesdays concerts:  Tuesdays in July
  • Connecticut Family Support Network, $900: Care for the Caregiver- The Special Needs of Special Parents: July 12, September 14, October 11
  • Bridgewater Senior Center,  $1,000: Patio Party: July 29
  • Susan B. Anthony Project, $1,000: Momix in the Garden: August TBD
  • Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities, $1,000: Farmer’s Table Dinner: August 5
  • Friends of Boulder Knoll, $800: Farm to Table Dinner, August 17
  • Connecticut Partnership for Children, $500: Barefoot Summer Festival: August 20
  • C.O. Sports Academy, $500: Back to School Rally: August 22
  • Waterbury Youth Service System, $500: 20th Annual Back to School Rally, August 23
  • Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury Public Library, $1,000: Celebrating 80 Years of the Hodge Memorial Library: August 27-October 26
  • Steep Rock Association, $1,000: Family Picnic: September 9
  • Bridgewater Land Trust, $500: Day on the Farm: September 16
  • Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, $1,000: Boots and Britches Ball: September 16
  • Litchfield Performing Arts, $1,000: Gatsby In The Hills: September 16
  • Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, $1,000: Jazz on the Lake at Tranquility Farm: September 23
  • Town of Woodbury, $500: Fall Festival: October 1
  • Prospect Historical Society, $500: Vintage Quilts and Victorian Tea: October 1
  • Quilts that Care, $500: 5th Annual Fundraiser: October 12
  • Main Street Waterbury, $500: Wine on Main Street: October 14
  • Mount Olive Senior Center, $1,000: 42nd Anniversary: October 27
  • Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, $1,000: Annual Harvest Luncheon: November 7
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, $500: Winter Concerts: December 17 (2017), January 21 and February 18, 2018
  • Possum Queen Foundation, $1,000: Possom Queen Contest: January 1, 2018
  • Brass City Harvest: $1,000, 10th Anniversary Gala, Sept. 16
  • Clay & Wattles Theater Company: $750, 2017 Season, June 10-Aug. 13
  • Connecticut Junior Republic: $1,000, 16th Annual Scholarship Dinner, June 1
  • Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation: $500, 5th anniversary opera, Oct. 7
  • Friends of Beacon Falls Library: $1,000, Italian Comedy Wedding Dinner Show, April 1
  • Greater Waterbury YMCA: $500, Kids Marathon Program, May 24
  • Greenwoods Counseling Referrals: $1,000, A Spring Garden Party, June 16
  • Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury: $1,000, 16th Annual Coqui Awards Dinner, Sept. 29
  • Institute for American Indian Studies: $500, Native American Stone Ceremonial Sites in the Northeast, Oct. 28
  • Jane Doe No More: $1,000, 10th Anniversary Gala, April 28
  • Kent Singers: $1,000, Summer Great Works: Mozart Requiem, June 11
  • Landmark Community Theatre: $1,000, Theatrical season through Dec. 10
  • Litchfield Land Trust: $1,000, Fall Sunset Party, Sept. 29
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury: $1,000, Wines of the World dinner, April 21
  • Literacy Volunteers on the Green: $1,000, Speak Easy, May 6
  • Madre Latina Organization: $1,000, Gala and Award Achievers, May 6
  • Main Street Ballet Company: $500, The Nutcracker, Dec. 2-3
  • Naugatuck Community Choir: $750, Spring concert, May 19 and 21
  • Palace Theater: $1,000, Palace 10.2 City Lights, City Nights, May 19
  • Pratt Nature Center: $1,000, Birthday Gala, March 25
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury: $1,000, Out of the Shadows Dinner, April 5
  • Southbury Historical Society: $750, History Bites, March 30-June 8
  • TheatreWorks New Milford: $750, Senior Nights, (4 dates)
  • Town of Warren Parks and Recreation: $750, Summer concert series
  • Washington Friends of Music: $1,000, Concert season, (5 dates)
  • Waterbury Arc: $500, Wine Tasting, June 7
  • Waterbury Exchange Club: $1,000, 23rd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, April 19
  • Watertown Historical Society: $500, 12th Annual Watertown House Tour, Sept. 30
  • Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust: $500, Fall Celebration, Sept. 16
  • Wolcott (Charles Rietdyke) Senior Center: $1,000, Health and Safety Fair, May 5
  • Woodbury FFA Friends: Family and Alumni: $1,000, 3rd Annual Farm to Table Harvest Dinner, Sept. 23