VCF Community Grants

Valley Community Foundation


Grant amount: US $250 - US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 9, 2019 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

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

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Applications for the Valley Community Grants Program are considered through a request for proposal process. These grants are responsive to community groups that are volunteer or nonprofit in nature that serve Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton and have less than 2 full-time or less than 4 part-time staff. 

Grants can be for new or recurring programs and will support civic and community engagement efforts. Grants range from $250 to $2,500; up to $40,000 is budgeted for this grant process. 

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

Eligibility:

  • These grants are responsive to community groups that are volunteer or nonprofit in nature that:
    • serve Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton, and
    • have less than 2 full-time or less than 4 part-time staff. 
  • The Valley Foundation welcomes grant requests from non-profit organizations defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or any applicable statute of the Internal Revenue code that provide services in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
    • Requests will be considered from groups that do not have tax-exemption status, provided that they have a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status.
  • To be considered for a grant, all applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a policy of non- discrimination on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin and sexual preference, in all aspects of organizational operations -- hiring, leadership, and service provision.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals are not eligible for grants but can be eligible for academic scholarships.
  • Projects that support religious activities, endowment campaigns, lobbying, travel, previously incurred debts, or funding deficits generally will not receive consideration.
  • The Valley Community Foundation does not provide permanent funding for projects. 
    • Most grants are made for one to three years, with continuing support contingent upon availability of support and achievement of stated measures and benchmarks.
    • There are times, however, when requests for longer-term funding are considered and supported, in accordance with the Foundation's strategic goal to put community assets on solid ground.


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