Our Grantmaking Priorities
The grants we make annually through the competitive process reflect our vision of a healthy, thriving, sustainable Eastern Connecticut with greater equity for all.
The Community Foundation is dedicated to integrating the values of equity and social justice into our grantmaking and community initiatives. Our board and staff have undertaken a process to listen and learn, and to integrate what we are learning, as well as constituents’ voices, into our strategic priorities: Basic Needs & Rights, Youth Empowerment, Environmental Conservation & Education, and Animal Welfare.
We are prioritizing funding for programs that seek to eliminate racial and economic disparities in our region and that engage the voices of constituents of color and other end-users of services in program planning. Examples include youth-led social change and environmental justice programs.
Priority will be given to programs and initiatives that: