Norwich Youth Grants support youth development programs and services for economically and socially disadvantaged Norwich youth.

This grant opportunity is to help fill the gap in services left by the closing of the YMCA of Southeastern CT in 2009 and aligns with our Empower Youth and Basic Needs & Rights strategic priorities. Grants are made possible by the generous legacy gifts of Grace & Lewis Sears and Jeannette Frisbie, as well as the John. E. and Elizabeth M. Martin Fund, the Hargus Family Fund and several other funds.

Priority is given to programs that empower youth:

Grantmaking will not exclusively address these desired outcomes, but the Foundation will look for opportunities to contribute to problem-solving and strengthening the systems that address these issues for Norwich youth.

What we will fund

Preference is given to programs that:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests of up to $15,000. Few grants are made at the maximum amount.

Please review our General Eligibility Criteria for Grants

We recommend that grant seekers contact us before beginning an application. First-time applicants to this cycle are required to have an initial conversation with the Foundation before applying. Contact: Deb Battit, Program Officer, or 860-442-3572.

Deadlines and notifications