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Grants Available to New Haven Civic Groups - Projects Should Demonstrate Leadership; Benefit New Haven Neighborhoods

Application Deadline February 11, 2011

New Haven, CT (December 23, 2010) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, is accepting grant applications through its Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program, formerly known as The Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The Program has been re-named to emphasize the purpose of helping New Haveners build their leadership and organizing skills and to inspire leadership among new individuals and groups in New Haven’s neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Leadership Grant Program provides grants of $100 to $3,000, and training to individuals and civic groups to help them to carry out their agendas. In addition, it supports projects that improve life for residents and visitors to New Haven’s neighborhoods. The grant application, eligibility criteria and guidelines are availabl.... Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011.

This year, The Community Foundation will prioritize grant proposals involving activities and events that support student achievement efforts by enriching the educational experience of children, youth, and/or families. Priority will also be given to activities taking place in the vicinity of, or that benefit children, youth and families in the vicinity of the four K-8 pilot Boost! schools (Barnard, Clinton Ave., Troup and Wexler Grant) identified by the New Haven Public School System, as part of its school change reform efforts. Although activities and events in other areas will be considered as funds allow, those activities that contribute to the educational experiences of children in the identified schools and surrounding neighborhoods will be given higher priority for support in 2011.

Since 1928, donors to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven have built the community's endowment of nearly 800 named funds valued at approximately $300 million. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation visit www.cfgnh.org.

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