Grants & Scholarships
The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) distributes grants to qualified organizations from unrestricted, field of interest, donor advised, and designated funds that carry out donor charitable intentions, respond to needs, and anticipate community opportunities.
Grants from donor advised funds are made with the participation of the donors, after review by VCF. Grants from designated Funds are made to meet the charitable interests expressed by organizations or individual donors. VCF also holds endowment funds dedicated to providing financial assistance to students for secondary, college, and graduate school education.
The Valley Community Foundation also works with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in making investments in this community and is building flexible Funds for additional grantmaking.
Click here to view a pdf of How an Idea Becomes a Grant.
Attention Guidance Counselors:
To ensure that donor intent is being honored, the Foundation requires schools to complete a scholarship remittance form. Contact Deb Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 203-751-9162 if you have questions about the completing the form.