It has been the policy of the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) to make grants in a range from $250 to $10,000 to contribute to and support innovative programs and the urgent needs of our local nonprofits serving the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton, Connecticut.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, VCF is changing the priorities of our Needs and Opportunities (N&O) grant process and will give priority to requests that are directly related to program and/or staffing modifications that have been made in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Grant decisions are made on a rolling basis and range from $250 - $10,000.

Examples of potential funding include but are not limited to providing a program or service virtually, or capacity building needs such as hiring a consultant to provide budget assistance, or purchasing technology to enable virtual programming or allowing staff to work. Please note: these grant dollars cannot be used to fund past debt or general operating support for lost revenue.

Applicants must meet VCF's minimum eligibility requirements, such as being a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) or other applicable section of the Internal Revenue Code, or must have a fiscal sponsor with such appropriate status. Any grant recipient must adhere to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin and sexual preference in all aspects of organization operations.

For additional information, please contact Valerie Knight-Di Gangi, Program Officer.

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