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

Women’s Mentoring Network (WMN)

Technology Education for Low-Income Women in Fairfield County

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Legal Aid to Families facing Eviction and Foreclosure

The Partnership for Strong Communities

Preventing Homelessness

Future 5

Safe and Quiet Remote Study Space for Stamford area College Students

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

Community Policing Training for New Haven PD

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

Comprehensive Afterschool Programming for Kids in New Haven

Junta for Progressive Action

Coordinated Support Services for New Haven Families in Crisis

Angel of Edgewood

Serving Meals to Hartford’s Most Vulnerable

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH)

Homeless Shelter Diversion

Connecticut Health Foundation

Community Health Workers and Contact Tracing

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Economic Support and Workforce Development

PT Partners

Community Advocacy in Bridgeport Public Housing

Havenly Treats

Working with Immigrant Communities to Fight Hunger

Achievement First

Virtual Summer School for Elementary and Middle Schoolers


Peer Mentorship Programs for Recent High School Graduates

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

Addressing Domestic Violence Statewide

Charter Oak Communities

Rent Relief Pilot Program for Communities of Color

Salvation Army of Southern New England

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

Clifford Beers

Statewide Mental Health Resources


Supporting Home-based Childcare for Frontline and Essential Workers

Food Rescue US

Delivering Meals to Those Who Need Them

Circle of Care

Relief for Families of Pediatric Cancer

Community Health Center Association of CT (CHCACT)

Community Healthcare

Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS)

Confronting Financial Insecurity

Connecticut Foodshare

Getting Food To Where It’s Needed

Nuvance Health

On the Front Lines

United Way of Connecticut

Helping our Neighbors

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

Helping Those Who Keep Us Healthy


Combating School Closures