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.

Event Sponsorship Grantees (with event dates)

  • Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, $1,000, Cocktail Brunch by the Pond, Sept. 22
  • Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, $1,000, 18th Annual Coqui Awards, Sept. 27
  • Naugatuck Historical Society, Naugatuck Historic Home Tour, Oct. 5
  • Waterbury Ballet Company, Disco Night!, $500, Oct. 5
  • Naugatuck Senior Center, $250, Apple Harvest Festival, Oct. 10
  • Quilts that Care, $500, 7th Annual Fundraiser, Oct. 10
  • Community Services Council of Woodbury, $1,000, Neighbors Townwide Progressive Dinner, Oct. 13
  • Sacred Heart Church, Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach, $948, Wine and Cheese Reception, Oct. 15
  • Annie C. Courtney Foundation, $500, Ice Cream Social, Oct. 25
  • Naugatuck YMCA, $500, Bewitching Night, Oct. 26
  • Main Street Waterbury, $1,000, Wine on Main Street, Oct. 26
  • Palace Theater Group, $1,000, Casablanca in Concert with Waterbury Symphony, Nov. 2
  • Naugatuck Valley Project, $500, 7th Annual Micah Dinner, Nov. 16
  • Brass City Cares, $750, Friendsgiving Dinner, Nov. 19
  • Brass City Harvest, $1,000, Brass City Regional Food Hub Grand Opening Harvest Gala, Nov. 21
  • Railroad Museum of New England, $500, 5th Annual Santa Train Special Family Event, Nov. 30
  • Shakesperience Productions, $1,000, The Gift of Peace (6 performances), Dec 5
  • Waterbury Chorale, $1,000, Christmas Concert, Dec. 8
  • Washington Friends of Music, $1,163, Summer Concert Festival (4 concerts)
  • Naugatuck Youth Services, $500, Keep Being Awesome Celebration, March 8
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, $1,000, A Night at the Club benefit, March 12
  • Cheshire Community Food Pantry, $1,000, Annual Gala, March 13
  • Morris Public Library, $830, Annual Auction and Gala, March 28
  • St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, $1,000, Annual Banquet, April 3
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, $1,000, Out of the Shadows Dinner, April 7
  • Landmark Community Theatre, $2,500: 2019 Theatrical Season, February 2-19
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, $1,000: Out of the Shadows Dinner, April 3
  • Waterbury Exchange Club, $1,000: Wine & Beer Tasting, April 10
  • Litchfield Historical Society, $500: History Bites 2019, April 12 – June 7
  • TheatreWorks New Milford, $1,000: Senior Nights, April 25, July 11, September 19, December 5
  • The Wheels Program of Greater New Milford, $1,000: Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser, May 2019
  • Litchfield Performing Arts, $1,000: Spring Spirits – a Fundraiser for Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships, May 4
  • Madre Latina, $1,000: Achievers Gala & Award Ceremony, May 4
  • Connecticut Choral Society, $1,000: Bernstein @ 100, May 5
  • Literacy Volunteers on the Green, $1,000: A Celebration of Literacy, May 11
  • Acts 4 Ministry, $1,000: Inspiration Event, May 15
  • Children’s Community School, $1,000: Annual Awards Dinner-50 Years!, May 16
  • Naugatuck Community Choir, $1,000: Spring concerts, May 17, 19
  • ASAP!, $1,000:  ASAP! Celebrates 20 Years, June 1
  • New Milford Chore Services, $1,000: “Kick-Up-Your-Heels” Dance Party, June 1
  • The Glebe House & Gertrude Jekyll Garden, $1,000: Cocktail Hour Fundraiser, June 1
  • Waterbury ARC, $1,000: Wine & Beer-Tasting Event, June 5
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, $1,000: 3rd Annual Home Matters Dinner & Benefit, June 5
  • Gunn Memorial Library, $1,000: Library Luminaries Cocktail Party, June 8
  • Audubon Center at Bent of the River, $560: Let’s Go Birding Together, June 15
  • Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, $1,000: A Night of Jazz, Soul and a Little Rock and Roll, June 15
  • Kent Singers, $1,000: Summer Great Works concert: Bach’s St. John Passion, June 17
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, $1,000: Picnic & Pops, July 7
  • Town of Warren Parks and Recreation Department, $1,000: Summer Concert Series, July 13, July 7, August 24, September 7
  • Waterbury Youth Services, $500: 2019 Annual Back to School Rally, August 21
  • StayWell Health Center, $1,000: Summer’s End Fete, September 6
  • The Warren Land Trust, $1,000: 30th Anniversary Community Picnic, September 15
  • Main Street Ballet, $1,000: The Nutcracker, December 7-8
  • Shakesperience Productions, $1,000: Shakespeare In the Litchfield Hills, August 7 – 11
  • St. Vincent DePaul Mission, $1,000: Annual Banquet, April 11
  • Bridgewater Senior Center, $1,000: Summer picnic, July 12