Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Grants Available to Nonprofits Serving the Valley

DERBY- The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is accepting grant applications from nonprofits that serve its 5 town region covering Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton and Oxford, CT. Grant amounts, application deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by grant process; details and applications are available on the VCF website at
Grantseekers are encouraged to attend an informational orientation session about the types of competitive grants available on February 3, 2016 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth Street in Derby CT. Participants will learn the criteria required for applications and the timelines for submission for VCF’s Community Grants (application due 5:00 pm on March 4), Sponsorships (open year-round), Responsive Grants (application due 5:00 pm on Mar 31) and Needs & Opportunities Grants (open year-round) processes.
A Nuts & Bolts Workshop for Needs & Opportunities and Revolving Response Grants is being scheduled for early February for those who want more, in-depth guidance on completing the application. Registration is required for all sessions; for more information and to register, please contact Beth Colette at 203-751-9162 or
Thanks to the generosity of Valley donors, hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year are distributed from the Foundation. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven toward building a stronger community by: working closely with donors to grow and deepen the impact of their philanthropy; identifying and supporting grassroots leadership; and strengthening nonprofits and promoting philanthropy through technical assistance programs.
To learn more about how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please contact Sharon Closius, President & CEO, at or 203-751-9162 or visit VCF’s website at or follow VCF on Twitter at
(This is a press release from Valley Community Foundation)

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