New Online Grants Portal

Please note: There have been technical challenges submitting grant applications on our General and Grassroots Grant applications in GOapply. Our team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Connecticut Community Foundation is excited to share that we will be using a new grants portal in 2023! We hope this new technology will improve the experience of nonprofit partners like you–making it easier for you to find grant opportunities and submit applications. The new grants portal, GOapply, has a fresh look and is more customizable and flexible so our team can better respond to nonprofit feedback and community needs.

All applicants must register a new account in 2023 to apply for funding. Registration requires approval and may take up to two business days. Please register with ample time to prepare and submit your application.

The following resources provide additional details and instructions to help you register and get started in the new portal. And, we invite you to join members of our team for upcoming virtual office hours for some additional support as you register and become acquainted with the new portal.

User Guide
Sample Applications
How to Videos
Virtual Office Hours

Grant Applications and Deadlines

See below for the schedule of funding opportunities. To start an application, click on the “apply” link, which will bring you to the Foundation’s new online grant portal.

Additional details about each grant area are available online by clicking through on the title. Most grant areas will use our General Grant Application and request that the grant area be specified during the application process.

Grant Area Application Deadline(s)

Building Equitable Opportunity

Apply
using the
General Grant Application

February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023

Health and Environmental Justice Apply
using the
General Grant Application
February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023

Older Adults

  • Grants over $3,000
  • Mini-grants (up to $3,000)
  • Town Conversations on Aging
Apply
using the
General Grant Application
February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023
Strengthening Nonprofits Apply
using the
General Grant Application

February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023

Grassroots Leadership Apply
using the
Grassroots Grant Application
Rolling
Arts and Culture

Apply
using the
General Grant Application

February 22, 2023

Special grant opportunities:

Grant Area Application Deadline(s)

Herbst Fund for Eye Research

Apply
using the
General Grant Application

February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023

Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of Naugatuck Apply
using the
General Grant Application
February 22, 2023
Southbury Community Trust Fund Apply
using the
General Grant Application
February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023
Whittemore Travel Scholarship Fund for Youth Apply
using the Whittemore Travel Application
Rolling

Women’s Funds

  • Women’s Fund
  • Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund
Apply
using the
General Grant Application
February 22, 2023
Women’s Giving Circle TBA

TBA

Pride in the Hills Fund

  • LGBTQ+

 

Apply
using the
General Grant Application

February 22, 2023
October 13, 2023

Please contact us with questions about your grant proposal or our grant application process.