These grants are designed through donor intent 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:

Programs that empower youth:

And programs that promote basic needs and rights:

What we will fund

Grants must be for the benefit of residents of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington and Waterford.

Preference is given to programs that:

We will also consider:

Contact Jennifer O’Brien, Program Director, at JennOB@cfect.org or 860-442-3572 with questions or to discuss a proposal.

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests of $5,000 to $30,000. Most awards are in the $10,000-15,000 range.

Please review our General Eligibility Criteria for Grants

Deadlines and notifications