Responsive Grants

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

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Grant Process Purpose Application Available Application Deadline
Valley Sponsorships For events hosted by nonprofit organizations or groups located in or serving Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton. Sponsorships may not exceed $2,500. Ongoing Rolling
Valley Community Grants Civic engagement grants to community groups and organizations; grants range from $250 to $2,500.

January 1, 2023

March 3, 2023

Valley Needs and Opportunities Grants Grants for innovative programs and emergency needs; grants range from $250 to $10,000. Rolling Open

Consultant Support Program

Short-term consultancy for organizational building capacity and work in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Ongoing

Rolling

Responsive General Operating Support Grants

General operating support (flexible funding) only for organizations with >50% of population served living in Greater New Haven and/or the Valley; organizations must have had active programming for 2 years; up to $50,000 (1-year grants)

January 9, 2023

March 2, 2023
Responsive Program Support Grants Program support only for organizations with <50% of population served living in Greater New Haven and/or the Valley; organizations must have had active programming for 2 years; up to $50,000 (1-year grants)

January 9, 2023

March 2, 2023
Responsive Grants
-Capital

Capital funding for organizations serving Valley residents; organizations must be in business and offering programs for at least 3 years. Up to $60,000 (1- or 2-year grants).


Letter of intent by August 1, 2023

Nonprofit Management Cohort: A Program for Emerging Leaders of Color

Two-year leadership development program for nonprofit professionals of color; up to $10,000 for two years.

April 3, 2023

June 5, 2023

Basic Needs Fund For basic materials needs support; grant amounts vary.

TBD

TBD
Scholarships Scholarships Varies Contact the school Guidance Counselor

Valley Community Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Response and Recovery; small grant program that provides flexible resources to organizations working on the response and recovery phase of the COVID -19 pandemic. Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Ongoing

Rolling






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Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Director of Programs

203-751-9162

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