CCF: Environment Grant

Connecticut Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 4, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Litchfield County, New Haven County

Location of residency: Counties in Connecticut: Litchfield County, New Haven County

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NOTE: Please discuss requests for equipment or capital campaigns with a member of our program staff prior to submitting a funding request.

CCF: Supporting Nonprofits

Connecticut Community Foundation serves the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. Grants, available to nonprofit organizations in our 21-town region, emphasize many priorities. 

Environment Grant


To support the conservation and preservation of natural resources in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills while increasing environmental awareness for residents of all ages. Priority is given to projects which encourage meaningful new collaborations and create lasting change.

Possible Projects

  • Efforts to clean-up or restore environmentally degraded areas.
  • Programs that conserve or preserve natural resources (including land, water, air and energy) .
  • Efforts to build environmental awareness for residents of all ages. These may include educational program for youth or training on environmentally sound development practices to builders or municipal zoning officials.
  • Scientific research or policy work that help to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Length of Funding

Grant support is available over multiple years, although it is considered one year at a time. If interested in pursuing multiyear funding, simply submit an initial request for one year. In the following year, you may request continued funding through the Foundation’s online grant application.

Connecticut Community Foundation seeks proposals that:

  • Align with priority areas listed above
  • Address documented community needs
  • Summarize the organization’s track record in successfully implementing programs
  • Adopt evidence-based programs and models, when appropriate
  • Demonstrate potential for drawing additional or sustaining support
  • Clearly explain the project plan and provide a realistic budget that aligns with stated goals
  • Advance broader community plans and priorities, when applicable
  • Describe local presence (even if an agency is based outside the Foundation’s service area, it may have a local office, staff or partnerships)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes. 
    • Must have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
    • Located within and/or providing services to residents of our 21-town service area.
      • Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
    • Possess a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
      • This registration must be renewed annually. 


    • Ineligible for funding
      • Requests for political or religious purposes
      • Requests from municipalities or religious organizations for buildings or associated expenses (however, we may consider support for equipment if it is specifically part of an eligible programmatic request)
      • Requests for capital expenditures on buildings not owned by a nonprofit