Resources for Grantseekers and Nonprofits

As part of the Council’s mission to promote effective philanthropy, we seek to enhance the grantmaker/grantseeker relationship. In addition to convening gatherings where grantmakers and grantseekers come together to share information, we provide select information and resources for grantseekers.  

Grants & Opportunities for Grantseekers

Find Grant Opportunities, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other Opportunities from CCP member funders.

Free Funding Information

Foundation Center provides free funding information through Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers. There are 9 Funding Information Network locations in Connecticut that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.


Foundation Center also provides a searchable Foundation Directory Online Free.



Chronicle of Philanthropy's Database of Grant Deadlines is searchable by category or keyword.


GuideStar is a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost is an important part of their public service.


Connecticut provides subscribers with the most grants for nonprofits and small businesses. Find GRANTS for your nonprofit, 501c3, NGO, education, religious or community organization, municipal government agency or small business.

Common Application and Report Forms

The Common Application and Report forms were developed to facilitate the application and reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.



Connecticut Philanthropy Digest

Read a summary of recent activities by Connecticut foundations and grantmakers, including grant awards. The Connecticut Philanthropy Digest is compiled and distributed monthly to media outlets, local legislators and grantmakers in order to raise the profile of philanthropy throughout Connecticut.

Grantmaker News

Find the Latest News about Connecticut grantmakers.


Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance
The largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve.

Independent Sector
Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Our nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.

National Council of Nonprofits
A trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. They serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. The Council identifies emerging trends, shares proven practices, and promotes solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.