While our state and local communities continue transitioning from pandemic response to long-term recovery and action, Connecticut Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Fund with the support of generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations and others.

Through the Fund we will be investing in long-term nonprofit capacity building, in improving access to preventative services and systems, and in systemic change that will have lasting positive impact across our region. Grants from the Recovery and Resiliency Fund will continue to focus on equitable outcomes for residents, by prioritizing grants to organizations serving high need, vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; and communities of color, among others.


You can be part of this vital local recovery effort by supporting the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund. 



Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Fund should email Derek Santiago (dsantiago@conncf.org) to discuss their project and to receive information about how to apply.

Before contacting staff, please review the following areas of investment from the Fund. COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund grants will be made to:

  1. Address and reduce inequitable outcomes for low-income communities and people of color who have been most effected by the pandemic.
  2. Build an organization’s capacity and resilience to respond to the effects of the pandemic.
  3. Improve or address gaps due to insufficient or inequitable systems (i.e. health, housing or education).
  4. Conduct research or planning to better understand how to improve service delivery and systems in the long-run.


Through June 3, 2021, $209,120 has been distributed from the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund to local organizations. Click on the image below to view the list of awards per organization. 



In addition to the COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund, through July 20, 2021, the committee has approved $789,008 in grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund. View the COVID-19 Response Fund grants awarded per organization HERE