Connecticut Community Foundation is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive community in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills through grantmaking, encouraging community engagement and strengthening nonprofits.
The Foundation distributes on average $2.5 million annually in grants and scholarships, which includes about $1.5 million in grants that are directed by Foundation staff and committees. In all our efforts, the Foundation values our partnerships with nonprofits and dialogue with community members to inform our investments of funding, time and influence.
Our Approach to Grantmaking
Foundation staff and volunteer committees are dedicated to being curious, transparent and bringing the spirit of collaboration to the grant process. We are eager to learn from our grantees’ lived experience and are working to simplify the barriers to receiving funding. Change takes time; we encourage grantees to provide feedback on what is working and what needs improvement.
Organizations can apply for funding for the same project over multiple years and can apply for more than one grant from the Foundation during a competitive round. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.