Impact Fairfield County Announces 2020 Grant Opportunity

Thursday, September 19, 2019

NORWALK, CT -- Impact Fairfield County is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant opportunity.  Grants will be awarded to non-profits for significant projects or programs that reach under-served populations and highlight unmet needs in our area.  It is anticipated that Impact Fairfield County will award 1-2 grants of $100,000 each, determined by our membership on May 5, 2020.

To apply for an Impact Grant, organizations must be:

  • A non-profit that operates in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Applying for a new project or program or the significant expansion of an existing program that solely serves residents of Fairfield County

Applying for a grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry.  Organizations may only submit one application each grant cycle.  Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted online beginning October 16, 2019 and will be due November 13, 2019.

Potential applicants may attend an optional information session.  The Applicant Information Session will be held on September 26, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the offices of the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue, 4th Floor, Norwalk, CT. New this year- at the end of the information session applicants will have the opportunity to brainstorm application ideas and obtain feedback from Impact Board Members.  RSVP is required by September 20th to  **DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, ONLY ONE REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH ORGANIZATION MAY ATTEND.

Please see attached information for further detail >>

About Impact Fairfield County
Impact Fairfield County is a collective giving circle that engages women of Fairfield County, Connecticut in local philanthropy on a deeper level. We collectively raise funds to allow organizations to “dream big” and annually award $100,000+ grants to local non-profits.  Total funding is determined by the amount of members who contribute $1,000 each toward the grants.  Excess membership funds will be divided among the non-winning finalists of the grant process for general operating support.  Grant finalists are determined through a detailed process of proposal review and evaluation by members, and the grant recipients are chosen by a vote of the membership at the Impact Fairfield County Annual Meeting in May.

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