Regional Impact Grants: Norwich Youth

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 13, 2021 2:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: New London County, Connecticut

Location of residency: Preferred: New London County, Connecticut Other eligible locations: United States

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NOTE: We encourage all applicants to contact the Community Foundation with questions or to discuss your ideas prior to starting an application. New applicant organizations are required to contact us before beginning an application.

About Norwich Youth Grants

Norwich Youth Grants support youth development programs and services for economically and socially disadvantaged Norwich youth, to help fill the gap in services left by the closing of the YMCA of Southeastern CT in Norwich.

This grant opportunity aligns with our Empower Youth and Basic Needs & Rights strategic priorities. We are able to offer this grant opportunity due to the generous legacy gifts of Grace & Lewis Sears and Jeannette Frisbie. 

Priority is given to programs that empower youth:

  • enhance quality early childhood education and intervention services;
  • support mentoring programs that encourage relationships between youth and caring adults;
  • support access to programs that promote mental and physical health as well as those that address disconnected youth;
  • enhance educational opportunities in science, literacy, arts and culture, especially for those that use experiential learning;
  • support post-secondary education access and job readiness.

Grantmaking will not exclusively address these desired outcomes, but the Foundation will look for opportunities to contribute to problem-solving and strengthening the systems that address these issues for Norwich youth.

Grant Amount

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests between $5,000-$15,000.

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


  • Applicants generally must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, schools, municipal or governmental agencies, or partner with a nonprofit fiscal agent. 


  • Preference is given to programs that:
    • are offered by Norwich-based organizations
    • are collaborative in nature and are rooted in evidence-based, solution-oriented approaches;
    • include specific and measurable outcomes and affect positive change over the long term.


  • We do not provide funding for capital or endowment campaigns, litigation costs, religious programming, endowment campaigns, deficit funding or debt retirement. We do not typically make grants for special events. 
  • We do not make grants to individuals or to for-profit endeavors.
  • Applicants may not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state and/or local laws.