Grants

In order to afford an opportunity for individuals and others to financially assist non-profit organizations within our community, the Fairfield County Foundation manages a variety of restricted and unrestricted funds. Restricted funds have specific directions, which were given at the time the fund was established, and the Board of Trustees may only approve grants in accordance to the donors’ direction. Unrestricted and field of interest funds may be used to respond to community grant applications.

The Fairfield County Foundation encourages 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the Fairfield County area to partner with the Foundation in meeting its mission and to apply for assistance through Foundation grants when appropriate. The partnering organization should be located in Fairfield County or be able to demonstrate that a significant number of people or clients served by the organization reside in Fairfield County.

2018 Grant Cycle Deadlines:

Cycle 1:

  • Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday of January - January 8, 2018
  • Invitations to submit full grant sent second week of January
  • Grant Application: Due second Monday of February - February 12, 2018
  • Grant Committee recommendation to Board of Trustees for approval - March 15, 2018

Cycle 2:

  • Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday of May - May 14, 2018
  • Invitations to submit full grant sent second week of May
  • Grant Application: Due second Monday of June - June 11, 2018
  • Grant Committee recommendations to Board of Trustees for approval - July 19, 2018

Cycle 3:

  • Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday of September - September 10, 2018
  • Invitations to submit full grant sent second week of September
  • Grant Application: Due second Monday of October - October 8, 2018
  • Grant Committee recommendations to Board of Trustees for approval - November 15, 2018