Responsive Grants

The 2019 responsive grants application process is closed. Sign up for our Grantseeker Information Webinar (held on December 10, 2019) to learn about the changes to our 2020 grant processes.

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Special Announcement for Grantseekers:
Good news! Improvements have been made to our 2020 Responsive Grants process to shorten the length of time from when you apply to when you are notified. We've also made some other changes designed to make it easier for you to apply. A note of importance: the application process for General Operating Support and Capital Project Support will have an earlier due date of February 27, 2020.

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 ongoing online 
Valley Community Grants civic engagement efforts  March 7, 2019 online 
Valley Needs and Opportunities Grants innovative programs and emergency needs  Closed for 2019 online 
Responsive Grants  flexible funding  Closed for 2019 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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