Grants to Community-Based Organizations

While local organizations often have a more intimate view of what is needed, they are also often underfunded and underappreciated compared to their larger, national counterparts. With a robust network of local organizations and resources to share, 4-CT can help these groups support their community to their full potential.

4-CT believes supporting these smaller organizations is fundamental and issues small grants to community-based organizations that are best positioned to support their community but who may struggle to receive funding in a competitive grant-making process due to budget or capacity restraints.

The Covid-19 pandemic magnified the importance of local non-profits in providing direct assistance to those who need it the most in their communities. To enhance the nonprofit sector’s ability to sere their communities when and how they need, 4-CT invested in the following programs. As of Nov. 1, 2020, 4-CT is dedicating the majority of our work to direct cash assistance.

Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW)

Partnership for Strong Communities

https://www.scowinc.org/

Women’s Mentoring Network (WMN)

Technology Education for Low-Income Women in Fairfield County

http://wmninc.org

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Legal Aid to Families facing Eviction and Foreclosure

https://www.ctfairhousing.org/

The Partnership for Strong Communities

Preventing Homelessness

https://www.pschousing.org/

Future 5

Safe and Quiet Remote Study Space for Stamford area College Students

http://futurefive.org

Center for Advanced Policing (CAP) at University of New Haven

Community Policing Training for New Haven PD

https://www.newhaven.edu/academics/centers-institutes/center-for-advanced-policing/index.php

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP)

Comprehensive Afterschool Programming for Kids in New Haven

http://www.leapforkids.org/

Junta for Progressive Action

Coordinated Support Services for New Haven Families in Crisis

http://www.juntainc.org/

Angel of Edgewood

Serving Meals to Hartford’s Most Vulnerable

http://www.angelofedgewood.org/

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH)

Homeless Shelter Diversion

http://www.cceh.org/

Connecticut Health Foundation

Community Health Workers and Contact Tracing

http://cthealth.org/

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Economic Support and Workforce Development

https://www.lisc.org/connecticut-statewide/

PT Partners

Community Advocacy in Bridgeport Public Housing

http://ptpartnersbpt.org/pt-partners/

Havenly Treats

Working with Immigrant Communities to Fight Hunger

https://havenlynhv.org/

Achievement First

Virtual Summer School for Elementary and Middle Schoolers

http://achievementfirst.org/

ReadyCT

Peer Mentorship Programs for Recent High School Graduates

http://readyct.org/

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

Addressing Domestic Violence Statewide

https://www.ctcadv.org/

Charter Oak Communities

Rent Relief Pilot Program for Communities of Color

http://charteroakcommunities.org/

Salvation Army of Southern New England

Combating Hunger in the State’s Hardest-to-Reach Places

https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southern-new-england/

Clifford Beers

Statewide Mental Health Resources

https://www.cliffordbeers.org/

EdAdvance

Supporting Home-based Childcare for Frontline and Essential Workers

https://edadvance.org/

Food Rescue US

Delivering Meals to Those Who Need Them

https://foodrescue.us/

Circle of Care

Relief for Families of Pediatric Cancer

https://thecircleofcare.org/

Community Health Center Association of CT (CHCACT)

Community Healthcare

http://www.chcact.org/

Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS)

Confronting Financial Insecurity

http://www.cahs.org/

Connecticut Foodshare

Getting Food To Where It’s Needed

http://ctfoodshare.org/

Nuvance Health

On the Front Lines

https://www.nuvancehealth.org/en

United Way of Connecticut

Helping our Neighbors

http://www.ctunitedway.org/

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

Helping Those Who Keep Us Healthy

http://www.crec.org/

Scholastic

Combating School Closures

http://www.ctartawards.net/