Recent Grantees

Together with scores of charitably-minded individuals, families, businesses and civic organizations, we have awarded more than $50 million in grants and scholarships since 1983. In 2017 their generosity allowed us to put $6.6 million to work in Eastern Connecticut and beyond - a new grantmaking record, thanks in large part to our donor advisors who made a remarkable impact in our region. 

2018 and 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 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, with the help of other Norwich-based funds and donor advisors, including the John E. and Elizabeth M. Martin Fund and the Hargus Family Fund.  

2018 Grantees

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $183,650 in grants in 2018. Grantees List

2017 Grantees

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

Southeast General 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 support programs directed toward two of our community impact priority areas: Empower Youth and Promote Basic Needs & Rights

2018 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $1,040,236 in grants in 2018. Recent Grantees

2017 Grants

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

Windham Area Grants

About These Grants

  • These grants are specifically intended to promote the general welfare of under served residents of the town of Windham, and to promote their self-sufficiency through education and employment, per the specific priorities of a fund created by the transfer of assets from the original Willimantic Welfare Bureau.
  • These grants reflect one of our Grantmaking Priorities, which is to Promote Basic Needs & Rights

2018 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $30,433 in grants in 2018. Grantee List

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $29,463 in grants in 2017. 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 for Animals & the Environment, which is intended to promote environmental education and conservation in New London County, and the Mary Janvrin & Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals & Nature which emphasizes the preservation of the natural environment and habitat for birds and other animals.

2018 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $677,500 in grants in 2018. Recent Grantees

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $524,844 in grants in 2017. 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, and the Steven M. Lewis Best Friends Survival Fund for Animals & the Environment, 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.

2018 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $57,500 in grants in 2018. Grantee List

2017 Grants

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

Northeast Area Women & Girls 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.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $10,015 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

2016 Grants

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

Norwich Area Women & Girls 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.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $8,476 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

2016 Grants

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

Southeast Area Women & Girls 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.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $118,622 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

2016 Grants

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

Windham Area Women & Girls 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.

2017 Grants

Our Grants Committee awarded a total of $22,500 in grants in 2017. Recent Grantees

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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