Grassroots Leaders 2018-06-27T15:30:46+00:00

Grassroots Grants

Grassroots Grants

Over 40 Waterbury residents got together at our forum in January 2017 for to discuss resources and ideas for improving the city’s neighborhoods.

Developing Neighborhood Leaders

Connecticut Community Foundation developed its grassroots grants program in 2016 with the help of Waterbury residents and community leaders. The grants aim to support Waterbury residents in building healthier and more vibrant communities in the city.

What does “grassroots” mean?

Helping community members identify the positive changes they want to see and then supporting them in pursuing their goals. Community change is accomplished by working with residents rather than doing things for them.

Applying for grassroots grants

New guidelines and application link will be published in August 2018.

Previous Grants

View grants awarded

The Grassroots Grantmaking Committee

View current committee members

Bilal Tajildeen

For more information, please contact:
Bilal Tajildeen, Program Coordinator, | 203.753.1315, x106