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Community Foundation Workshops and Grant Opportunities Available to Local Nonprofits in 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to support and strengthen nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven region, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is once again offering a series of workshops and several competitive funding opportunities. Workshop topics, grant deadlines and detailed eligibility criteria for each grant process is available at www.cfgnh.org or by calling 203-777-2386.


Training Workshops and Online Resources for Nonprofits
In 2015, a series of monthly workshops are planned by The Community Foundation covering a range of topics to strengthen the infrastructure of local nonprofits and maximize their effectiveness in delivering important services to the people residing in Greater New Haven. Early workshop topics will cover grant application writing and how to apply for a competitive Responsive grant from The Community Foundation. Additional topics planned for the year include: social media marketing, general marketing and planning, fundraising, donor retention, major gift acquisition and retention, budgeting and financials and planned giving.

Also online at www.cfgnh.org, nonprofit executives and staff can learn about best practices, tips and tools for organizational operations and links to resources on a variety of topics at the Nonprofit Management Resource Center.


For more information about the training workshops, visit www.cfgnh.org or contact Jackie Downing at 203-777-7072.

Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits Serving Greater New Haven
Organizations defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or any applicable statute of the Internal Revenue code and that provide services to one or more of the following towns are eligible to apply for a competitive grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, North Branford, North Haven, West Haven, Oxford, New Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Orange and Woodbridge.

Grant amounts range from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the grant process; funding is available for event sponsorships, general operating support, immediate needs, specific programs and special areas of interest. For greater detail on each competitive grant process and deadline dates to apply online, visit The Community Foundation’s website at www.cfgnh.org/grants.
Scholarships are also available and distributed throughout the year from approximately 100 funds at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven; scholarship grants are awarded to individual students and paid directly to the student’s school. The majority of Foundation scholarship funds are designated to be awarded to students attending specific schools; applications and deadline dates vary. Scholarship seekers are encouraged to talk to their school Guidance counselors about funding opportunities. Visit www.cfgnh.org/scholarships to access online applications, deadline dates and other helpful resources.

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded $21 million in grants and distributions in 2013 from an endowment of approximately $430 million and comprising hundreds of individually named funds. In addition to its grant-making, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by taking measures to improve student achievement, reduce New Haven’s infant mortality rate, promote local philanthropy through www.giveGreater.org® and encourage community awareness at www.cfgnh.org/learn. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s 20 town service area includes: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.cfgnh.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnh or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh.

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