We have three types of grants, each with their own application process. However, the first step for each is the same: Review the Grantseeker Guidelines. Once you have reviewed the guidelines, follow the steps based on the type of grant you are seeking.
PROGRAM GRANT (UNSOLICITED)
To apply for this type of grant:
- Review the Grantseeker Guidelines to see if your project aligns with our funding priorities.
- Schedule a call with our program officers to discuss your grant idea. You can schedule a call by clicking here.
- If your idea aligns with our strategic objectives, we may ask you to submit a concept paper that further describes the work and expected outcomes. All concept papers must be submitted electronically through the foundation’s applicant portal. Click here for step by step instructions for registering and submitting a concept paper through the grantee portal.
- After submitting your concept paper, you may be invited to submit a full proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the foundation’s applicant portal. Click here for step by step instructions for submitting a proposal through the grantee portal.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
If you are interested in responding with an application to an open request for proposals (RFP) from the foundation, please visit the applicant portal to apply.
PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY GRANT AWARDS
CT Health occasionally awards grants for between $1,000 and $25,000 to organizations and institutions that respond to our overall mission or specific priority areas. President’s Discretionary Grant Awards are accepted throughout the year, and decisions are made at the discretion of the president & CEO and approved by either the board chair or program committee chair. To view the application, click here. To apply for a President’s Discretionary Grant Award, please visit our applicant portal.
UPDATE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis, the Connecticut Health Foundation has temporarily shifted the focus of the President’s Discretionary fund. The foundation will only accept proposals that (1) address the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis on communities of color in Connecticut, or (2) bridge funding for nonprofits as they await federal or state financial assistance. The foundation will revise the criteria as the situation warrants. If you have an idea you would like the foundation to consider funding in 2021, please email Garrick Wong, director of grantmaking, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for step by step instructions for submitting a discretionary grant proposal through the grantee portal.