Grants from Donor Advised Funds are approved by the VCF Board of Directors upon the request and with the participation of the Donor.
Donor Advised Funds are one of the many ways fund holders can advise on an area they are passionate about while partnering with VCF to make an impact.
2016 Donor Advised Grant Recipients:
Ansonia Public Schools
Ansonia Rescue Medical Services
Area Congregations Together, Inc.
Birthright of Greater New Haven
Birthright of the Valley
Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby
Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley
Charlotte’s Web of Prayer
Christ Episcopal Church
Clark Memorial Library
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Connecticut Hospice, Inc.
Derby Historical Society
Derby Public Library
Dimatteo Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Eagle Hose #6
The Foundation School
Friends Center for Children, Inc.
Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America
Julian A Taylor Scholarship Fund Committee
Kids for Kids, Dancing for Life
Long Hill Burial Ground Ltd.
Millbrook School Development Office
Mishkan Israel Day Camp
National Right to Work Legal Defense
and Education Foundation, Inc.
Recreation Camp Inc.
Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc.
Salvation Army, Greater Valley Corps
Seymour High School
Shelton Economic Development Corporation
Shelton High School
Shelton Historical Society, Inc.
Shelton Public Schools
Southbury Food Bank
St. Martin de Porres Academy
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Shelton, Inc.
Susanna Wesley School
University of New Haven
University of New Hampshire Foundation
Valley United Way
Working Lands Alliance
In 2016, VCF made grants between $1,400 to $10,000 which contributed to and supported nonprofits and organizations serving the Valley community.
The Needs and Opportunities grants, formerly known as the Revolving Response grants, are designed to promptly address the needs of our nonprofits through a simplified application process.
American Red Cross – SCC Chapter – To support the purchase and installation of smoke alarms to be place in the homes of Valley residents at no charge upon request. $10,000
Christ Episcopal Church – To support administrative and operating costs to maintain and operate the Kathleen C.B. Samela Food Bank. $10,000
Christian Counseling & Family Life Center
To support the purchase of security equipment including cameras, a buzzer/intercom system, a burglar and fire system, panic buttons and sound proofing to increase the safety of employees and patients. $4,000
City of Derby – To support the repair and restoration of the Civil War Monument on the Derby Green. $10,000
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – To support the Working Cities Challenge, an economic development effort that builds cross-sector collaboration and leadership to solve challenges affecting urban communities in Connecticut. $2,500
Derby Neck Library Association – To support the building and installation of a new circulation desk for the lobby. $10,000
Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network – To support cold weather emergency shelter services for homeless individuals and families in the Valley from November 2016 through the end of March 2017. $10,000
Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America– To support the replacement of the water heater and furnace at the Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation. $1,700
Mishkan Israel Day Camp – To support a summer day camp for underprivileged children from the Valley. $1,400
New Haven Symphony Orchestra – To support performances in Shelton, which include Pops Concerts, Family Concerts, and the NHSO KidTix initiative, providing free tickets to students attending Pops Concerts. $5,000
Online Journalism Project Inc. – To support the hiring of a consultant to create a business development plan for the Valley Independent Sentinel. $10,000
Oxford Land Trust, Inc. – To support the Oxford High School Youth Conservation Corps student internship program. $5,000
Seymour Ambulance Association – To support the purchase of new digital portable radios that are compatible with the Town’s digital radio system. $7,960
Seymour Public Schools – To support an educational field trip to historic sites in Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and Gettysburg. $2,792
Shelton Youth Services Bureau – To support a youth development workshop series for program staff and teen youth workers from Valley agencies. $8,500
Valley Emergency Medical Services – To support the replacement of advanced life support equipment bags as well as IV warmers. $5,000
Valley Shakespeare Festival – To support the expansion of the Festival’s Education Initiative to more grade levels and municipalities throughout the Valley. $2,000