Recent Grantees

Together with scores of charitably-minded individuals, families, businesses and civic organizations, we have awarded more than $43 million in grants and scholarships since 1983. In 2016 alone, their generosity allowed us to put $4.3 million to work in Eastern Connecticut and beyond. In 2017, we set a new record with our spring grants cycle, topping our previous total by 23 percent, thanks in large part to our donor advisors, who made a remarkable impact in Windham, Norwich and New London. 

2017 Grant Recipients

We invite you to click on the links below to view the full range of high impact grants to our nonprofit partners in Eastern Connecticut whose services and programs are critical to the well-being of our region.    

Norwich Youth Fund Grants

About These Grants

Norwich Youth Grants support youth development programs and services for economically and socially disadvantaged Norwich youth, to help fill the gap in services left by the closing of the YMCA of Southeastern CT in Norwich. This grant opportunity aligns with our Empower Youth and Promote Basic Needs & Rights strategic priorities. These grants are funded mainly through the generous legacy gifts of Grace & Lewis Sears and Jeannette Frisbie.  

2017 Grantees

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $156,817 in grants in 2017. Grantees List

2016 Grantees

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $151,281 in grants in 2016. Grantees List

Southeast General Fund Grants

About These Grants

The Southeast General Grants are designed to benefit the residents of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington and Waterford. Grants generally be awarded to support programs directed toward two of our community impact priority areas: Empower Youth and Promote Basic Needs & Rights

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $995,646 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $797,050 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

Willimantic Welfare Bureau Fund Grants

About These Grants

  • These grants reflect one of our Grantmaking Priorities, which is to Promote Basic Needs & Rights
  • These grants are specifically intended to promote the general welfare of the poor and needy living in the town of Windham, and to promote their self-sufficiency through education and employment.
  • This specific focus is mandated by the courts to ensure the grants reflect the priorities of the original Willimantic Welfare Bureau.
  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to ensure that residents of Windham have access to essential social and health services, good nutrition, stable housing, job training and educational opportunities, as well as the arts and culture.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $29,463 in grants in 2017. Grantee List

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $21,630 in grants in 2016. Grantee List

Environmental Grants

About These Grants

  • These grants reflect one of our Grantmaking Priorities, which is to Preserve the Environment
  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to foster a greater community-wide understanding of – and promote activities that improve – the relationship between the health of our environment and the health and well-being of our residents.
  • Our environmental grants are funded through the Peter Grayson Letz Fund, which is intended to promote environmental education and conservation in New London County.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $524,844 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $232,295 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

Animal Welfare Grants

About These Grants

  • These grants reflect one of our Grantmaking Priorities, which is to Advance Animal Welfare
  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to ensure that our region provides for the adequate protection, care and humane treatment of our animals and wildlife.
  • These animal welfare grants are funded through the Peter Grayson Letz Fund, the Jacqueline & Marc Chadourne Fund, each of which serves the residents and animals of New London County; as well as the Josephine & Gabriel Sacco Fund for Animals, which looks after animals in the town of Groton.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $50,000 in grants in 2017. Grantee List

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $196,000 in grants in 2016. Grantee List

Northeast Area Women & Girls Fund Grants

About These Grants

  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to empower women of all ages in Eastern Connecticut lead more positive, healthy, productive lives.
  • These grants are funded through the contributions of many generous donors in our area.

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $11,500 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

Norwich Area Women & Girls Fund Grants

About These Grants

  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to empower women of all ages in Eastern Connecticut lead more positive, healthy, productive lives.
  • These grants are funded through the contributions of many generous donors in our area.

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $10,000 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

Southeast Area Women & Girls Fund Grants

About These Grants

  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to empower women of all ages in Eastern Connecticut lead more positive, healthy, productive lives.
  • These grants are funded through the contributions of many generous donors in our area.

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $100,800 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

Windham Area Women & Girls Fund Grants

About These Grants

  • Through the issuance of these grants, we strive to empower women of all ages in Eastern Connecticut lead more positive, healthy, productive lives.
  • These grants are funded through the contributions of many generous donors in our area.

2016 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $27,095 in grants in 2016. Recent Grantees

To learn more about our grantmaking process, contact Jennifer O'Brien, Program Director, at jennOB@cfect.org or 860-442-3572.

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