Types of grants

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

Not sure which grant process is for your organization?
View the presentation from the VCF 2017 Grants Orientation session. Watch the recorded Grantseekers Webinar from February 9.

Valley Community Foundation Grant Processes

Grant Process Purpose Deadline Application
Valley Sponsorships events ongoing online 
Valley Community Grants civic engagement efforts  closed 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 closed online 
For more information, please contact Denise Canning, Grants Manager, at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.


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