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General Operating Support (GOS)

Available only to nonprofits with 50% or more of the population it serves residing in the 20-town region served by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.

General Operating Support is defined as a grant made to further the general mission and work of an organization, rather than for a specific purpose or project. General Operating Support gives nonprofits flexibility to direct their spending where it is needed most and allows greater focus on achieving an organization’s mission.

One-year and multi-year grants

  • Grants are available for terms one, two, or three years.


  • Applicants must have had active programming for at least 2 years.
  • Applicants must have a published® profile.
  • An organization cannot apply if it has a current GOS grant that ends later than Dec. 31, 2024.
  • Applicants who received a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven or the Valley Community Foundation in the previous three years must be up to date with all reporting requirements.

Additional document needed to complete your application:

Additional information:

giveGreater profile due March 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

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Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Director of Programs


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