Responsive Grants

The following webinar shares information about the responsive grant processes at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.


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 Open
Valley Community Grants Civic engagement grants to community groups and organizations; grants range from $250 to $2,500.

March 5, 2021,
5 p.m.

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

Flexible funding; apply for single or multi-year

February 25, 2021, 5 p.m.


Racial Equity + Creative Healing Through the Arts (New in 2021)

COVID-19 Response and Racial Justice; small grant program that puts artists and arts organizations back to work. Grants range from $5,000 - $20,000 per-year for up to two years.


Available May 1, 2021

Scholarships Scholarships Varies Contact the school Guidance Counselor

BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership

Two-year leadership development program for nonprofit professinals; $15,000 for two years.

June 4, 2021


Consultant Support Program

Short-term project for building capacity; one time only



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.



Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Grant Application

Funding needs related to pandemic; in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven. Grants range from $15,000-$50,000.



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Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Program Officer


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