Event Sponsorships

Photo courtesty of Palace Theater, Waterbury

Sponsorship Grants

Two opportunities to apply in 2020!

We award two types of sponsorship grants (up to a combined total of  $2,500) to support events in our 21-town service area hosted by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, libraries, over-55 communities and/or senior centers. Sponsorships are open to agencies who provide the majority of their programs and services in our 21-town area.

Two types of sponsorship grants:

  • Underwriting grants are for one-time charitable events and/or educational programs that are open to the public and held in our 21-town service area;
  • Challenge grants match dollar-for-dollar (up to the grant amount) contributions received in response to a fundraising challenge made during your organization’s event that are open to the public and held in our 21-town service area.

Organizations may request up to a total of $2,500 for an underwriting grant, a challenge grant, or a combination of both. Typically, though, our grant awards are between $500 and $1,000. Carefully consider the amount you are requesting based on the anticipated event attendance, community impact and event budget.

Sponsorship grants are limited to one approved grant per calendar year per organization. Golf tournaments, 5ks, walk-a-thons or other sports activities are ineligible for funding.

2020 Sponsorship Application Deadlines

Two opportunities to apply in 2020:

Apply by January 31 for events held after April 15, 2020. Final grant decisions will be made on Feb. 28.

Apply by July 31 for events held after October 1, 2020. Final grant decisions will be made on Aug. 27.

You may apply at any time prior to our sponsorship deadlines. It is to your advantage to apply early!


Most Recent Event Sponsorship Grantees

Cynthia Merrick

If you need more information or have questions, contact: Cynthia Merrick, Director of Development, cmerrick@conncf.org | 203.753.1315, x112