Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Women & Girls Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Friday, January 3, 2020

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Women & Girls Fund invites nonprofits to apply for grants. Programs that serve women and girls in the development of economic self-sufficiency by means of education, financial literacy and social services are eligible for grants. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for programs and capital needs.

The application deadline is February 29, 2020. Grant applications can be completed and submitted online at

The Women & Girls Fund was established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls. The Fund has awarded more than $50,000 to organizations that work to help women and girls develop skills, attain economic security, and improve their quality of life.

In recent years, the Women & Girls Fund has awarded grants to support summer internship programs, career-development seminars, and provided laptop computers for educational and employment research.

The Fund has also supported child-care scholarships and transportation assistance for working mothers, programs that enhance economic opportunities and promote self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships, and leadership-assertiveness workshops for high school girls.

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $110 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $4 million.



Nicole Carlson Easley
Communications Director
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Christina Tranquillo
Program and Communications Associate
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

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