The Connecticut Community Foundation is seeking applications to provide grants to support variety of programs that benefit Southbury residents. Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate collaboration and strong partnerships.
Made possible through the Southbury Community Trust Fund, grants provide support for a variety of programs that benefit Southbury residents. Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate collaboration and strong partnerships.
- Social and Community Services: Support Southbury residents by providing access to basic needs, transportation, and affordable housing.
- Wellness and Health Education: Promote a healthy, vibrant community by encouraging access to prevention programs, fitness, and access to care for all ages.
- Enhancement of Youth Development: Foster positive identity, strong values, social competencies, commitment to learning, community service, empowerment, leadership, and resilience for Southbury youth.
- Aging and Livable Communities: Develop and promote programs that enable older adults to age in place successfully. May include: connecting older adults with benefits and services; reaching people who are underserved; home maintenance, chore, and home safety programs; and building age-friendly communities.
- Arts and Culture: Promote access to performing arts and fine arts programs for community enrichment.
- Environmental Awareness: Encourage the preservation, protection, and conservation of land, water, and wildlife.
- Cultural Heritage: Support Southbury’s tangible cultural heritage and town history.
In order to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes. Organizations may also have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, if they do not have their own nonprofit status.
- Have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
- Possess a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This registration must be renewed annually.
They encourage requests that:
- Provide services or support to the communities located within their 21-town service area
- Support system change and advocacy efforts
- Include support for core nonprofit operations such as staff time, overhead and evaluation
- Support organizations led by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
For more information, visit https://conncf.org/supporting-nonprofits/southbury/