The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation are excited to share the news of a significant improvement coming soon to our online grantmaking system.  On July 1, 2019, we will unveil a new grants portal, which we believe is more user-friendly and will streamline our competitive grant application processes.

In order to prepare for the system transition, grantmaking opportunities will cease for 2 weeks, from June 21 to July 1, 2019. Further information on the grants portal, including support on how to access the portal and submit an application, will be available on our website, starting on July 1, 2019.

Types of Grants

Below is a list of the competitive grant opportunities at VCF. Each grant process is unique and has specific requirements. 

Valley Community Foundation Grant Processes

Grant Process Purpose Deadline Application
Valley Sponsorships events ongoing online 
Valley Community Grants civic engagement efforts  March 7, 2019 online 
Valley Needs and Opportunities Grants innovative programs and emergency needs  ongoing online 
Responsive Grants  flexible funding  Closed General Operating Support

Project Support

Capacity Building Support
Scholarships  scholarships  varies  contact the school Guidance Counselor

For more information, please contact Valerie Knight-DiGangi, Program Officer, at Valley Community Foundation. 

Special Interest Grant Opportunities

The following grant opportunities are offered through our partner in philanthropy, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Name Purpose Deadline Application
The Community Fund for Women & Girls social and economic advancement of women and girls Jan. 30 online 
For more information, please contact Kara Straun, Grants Manager, at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.


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