Foundation Grants List 2/3/2021

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York

Funding Information

  • This program will award up to $100,000 twice a year, in the spring and fall.
  • The process is competitive and the maximum award to an organization is $20,000. 

Types of Support Available

The areas of support for which qualified organizations may apply are listed below. The minimum award will be $5,001 and the maximum award will be $20,000. If your request is for $5,000 or under, please utilize the Small Grants Program.

  • Program – Programs that address a specific, demonstrated community need. The foundation is especially interested in programs that strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion in the following systems: housing, mental health, criminal justice, education and food security.
  • Capital – Proposals for property purchase, equipment purchase, facilities improvement, and capital campaigns. A minimum of 2 estimates must accompany a capital request.
  • Operating Support – Proposals from established organizations that are in financial distress due to a reduction in traditional funding sources for operations (e.g. individual contributions, event revenue, federal/state/local budget reductions). They will also consider requests for short-term assistance that will improve long-term sustainability.
  • Capacity Building – Proposals that build organizational capacity. Of particular interest are proposals that build the organizations capacity to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion in to both operations and programming.
  • Economic and Community Development – Proposals that strengthen the community by strengthening the local economy and encourage local ownership and development of resources particularly in underserved communities

Who May Qualify?

  • Any 501(c)(3) where a grant will benefit significantly (but not necessarily exclusively) residents of the Foundation’s service area: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and/or Tioga counties.
  • Certain local government agencies, municipalities and public-school systems within the Foundation’s service area.
  • Organizations requiring a 501(c)(3) as a fiscal sponsor may be eligible to apply.


  • An organization may submit only one proposal to the Community Grants program during a calendar year.
  • Organizations may not resubmit a proposal for a project previously funded or declined by the Community Foundation unless given permission to do so by Program Officer.
  • To support the need for their project, applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize and specifically reference information in any of the foundation’s regional need assessments.
  • Capital requests (repairs, equipment, etc.) require a minimum of 2 estimates.

For more information, visit Community Foundation for South Central New York.

Connecticut Community Foundation

Connecticut Community Foundation is seeking applications for Women and Girls Grant Program to identify, convene and support programs that promote advocacy and skill development while fostering resilience, self-esteem and self-respect among girls and young women.

Funding to support the women’s issues funds have been provided by many generous donors over the past 20 years. These donors were inspired to honor important women in their lives and to encourage the success of future generations.

Funding Projects

  • Creation of inclusive, welcoming, and supportive conditions and positive role models
  • Outreach that builds participation and inclusion of underrepresented populations
  • Meaningful youth involvement in creating the program’s plans and or implementation
  • Programs that contribute to positive youth development and utilize the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets; programs that have established achievable and meaningful goals for participants, as well as tracking systems to follow progress; and programs that include teenage and pre-teen girls.
  • Multiple organizations working collaboratively on establishing goals, developing curricula or schedules, and addressing training needs, implementation and evaluation efforts.
  • Planning grants that allow organizations the opportunity to explore and plan for a potential project. Costs associated with analyzing feasibility, solidifying partnerships, developing work plans or proofs of concept are eligible.


In order to apply for funding, an organization must:

  • Be a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipal entity seeking a grant for public purposes. Organizations may also have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, if they do not have their own nonprofit status.
  • Have a board, representative of the community, of which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.
  • Possess a Nonprofit Registration to Solicit Funds (or exemption, if appropriate) from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. This registration must be renewed annually.

They encourage requests that:

  • Provide services or support to the communities located within their 21-town service area
  • Support system change and advocacy efforts
  • Include support for core nonprofit operations such as staff time, overhead and evaluation
  • Support organizations led by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)

For more information, visit Connecticut Community Foundation.

Julia Taft Refugee Fund

U.S. Embassy Amman in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals for the 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working to assist non-Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Type of activities that can be funded under this program
Below are just a few examples of the kinds of activities that can supported by this grant. Please make sure that there is a strong tie to the local context and that proposed activities build on the competencies / capacity of the proposing organization:
  • Improve the mental health of the refugee community.
  • Provide a shelter for 150 women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Support livelihood and vocational training program for refugees.
  • Train refugees in running small businesses.
  • Support health care for persons with disabilities.
  • Support a women and girls’ empowerment project for urban refugees.
Funding Information
  • Minimum Award Amount: $5,000
  • Maximum Award Amount: $25,000
Eligibility Criteria
  • The funds are meant to support sustainable (beyond one year) projects that assist refugees of all nationalities in Jordan.
  • Consideration for support is given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities.
  • The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.
  • Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g.: NGO, community-based organization; faith-based organization).
  • Local NGOs and projects targeting Syrian and non-Syrian refugee populations will be given priority.
For more information, visit US Embassy.