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Multiple Funding Opportunities from The Community Foundation, Deadlines Approaching

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces several grant opportunities with various application deadlines in the coming weeks. For complete details, visit www.cfgnh.org/grants

The Neighborhood Leadership Program at The Community Foundation will accept applications through Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Noon. The Neighborhood Leadership Program is an eight month training and grant program that supports community leaders in imagining, developing, testing and realizing projects which build community and provide positive outcomes in New Haven neighborhoods and contiguous towns. Learn more here.

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is also accepting applications for the 2016 grants cycle. Grants are awarded to gender-specific initiatives that are intentional, equitable and well-informed. An orientation session for interested applicants will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Learn more here.

The Community Foundation is also accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations through Thursday, March 31, 2016 for its Responsive Grants process, which is done in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. Responsive Grants are generally awarded to address operating, programmatic or capacity building needs. Amounts vary from $7,500 and up; eligibility restrictions apply, including adherence to The Community Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy. Applicants who are unfamiliar with the grant process are encouraged to register for an informational webinar to be held in mid- February. Learn more here.

The Community Foundation also accepts applications for event sponsorships year-round. Sponsorships are awarded only for events and may not exceed $2,500 per event. It is recommended that your organization submit a sponsorship application at least 60 days in advance of the event. Learn more here.

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation forGreater New Haven has awarded more than $20 million in grants and distributions annually for the past few years. The endowment is valued at more than $500 million and composed of hundreds of individually named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by taking measures to improve student achievement, create healthy families in New Haven, promote local philanthropy through www.giveGreater.org® and encourage better understanding of the region. 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. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnhor follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh.

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