Responsive Grants

Grantseeker Information Webinar participation is strongly encouraged, even for experienced Grant applicants. The webinar will share information about all the grant processes of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.


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 Rolling Online 
Valley Community Grants Civic engagement grants to community groups and organizations; grants range from $250 to $2,500. 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2020 Online 
Valley Needs and Opportunities Grants Grants for innovative programs and emergency needs; grants range from $250 to $10,000. Rolling Online 
Responsive Grants
-General Operating
-Capital Project


Flexible funding for general operating, programmatic or capacity building needs.

Grant awards $7,500 and above. 

5:00 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2020

-Capacity Building


Program is for direct service programs; Capacity Building is for organizational infrastructure improvement.

Grant awards up to $20,000.

Scholarships  Scholarships  Varies  Contact the school Guidance Counselor


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


253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418


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