Valley nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for funding. Apply now.

Questions? Email Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Impacting the Valley

One of the most effective ways the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) impacts the Valley is through grant distribution to qualified organizations from unrestricted, preference or field of interest, Donor Advised, and designated funds that carry out donor charitable intentions, respond to needs, and anticipate community opportunities. Learn more ยป

Responsive Grants

The following webinar shares information about the responsive grant processes atThe 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 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 Closed
-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.

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Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Program Officer


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