United Bank Foundation Connecticut - Grants of $5,000 or More

United Bank Foundation of Connecticut

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Grant amount: More than US $5,000

Next deadline: Apr 15, 2019

Later deadlines: Aug 15, 2019, Nov 15, 2019, Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Hartford County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County

Location of residency: United States

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United Bank Foundation Connecticut - Over $5,000

The Foundation was created in 1998 by Rockville Bank. We are dedicated to supporting community activities and the promotion of charitable causes in the Connecticut communities served by United Bank.

The Foundation changed its name in 2014 to the United Bank Foundation Connecticut following strategic merger of Rockville Bank and United Bank.

The United Bank Foundation Connecticut and the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and families in the communities served by United Bank. Special consideration is given to organizations and programs which promote and support community development and benefit disadvantaged or low to moderate income individuals and families in the areas of:

  • Affordable Housing: Programs that provide access to housing for families and individuals by providing credit counseling/credit repair or financial literacy education.  
  • Community Service: Investments in health care, education, job training, work-force development, childcare, credit services or financial services.  
  • Economic Development: Programs that support or benefit small businesses, small farms and job creation efforts.  
  • Neighborhood Revitalization or stabilization: Programs which attract or retain business or individuals to low to moderate income geographies distressed or underserved areas (as designated by the federal, state, local or tribal governments) or disaster areas. 

Additional areas of interest that are important to us:

  • Education--Initiatives at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels that raise the aspirations of students in the Community, support early literacy as well as initiatives that support the education process.  
  • Health and Human Services--Programs that are essential to the underlying medical care of the Community. Initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness and provide access to the services needed for economic self-sufficiency. 
  • Youth Programs-- Programs that assist in improving the quality of life for children in the Community or programs that foster education, learning and leadership as well as build early literacy skills. 
  • Cultural Programs-- Programs that assist in enriching the quality of life for residents of the Community by cultivating an appreciation of the art, music, museums, libraries, and other cultural resources. 

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


  • Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non- profit or have “public charity” status or its equivalent. 
  • Applicants must be located in or provide service in a community served by United Bank.
  • In some cases, site visits will be scheduled before funding decisions are made.
  • The Foundation will generally consider request for support from organizations every other year (for example if you receive funds in 2014 we will not review a proposal from your organization in 2015). 


  • Priority is given to:
    • Organizations and programs whose mission benefits disadvantaged and/or low to moderate income individuals and families
    • Organizations and programs that have United Bank employee or customer involvement


  • Organizations receiving funds from the United Bank sponsorship program are not eligible to apply for a grant from United Bank Foundation MA or United Bank Foundation CT in the same calendar year. 
  • The Foundation will not consider multiple requests to support the same program from the same organization in consecutive years.
  • Organizations should not make application to both the MA and CT Foundation.
  • The Foundations do not support the following types of organizations and requests even if an applicant meets all other eligibility and grant-making criteria above: 
    • Fraternal, labor and political organizations or lobbying groups
    • Individuals
    • Staff costs/salaries/benefits or internship stipends