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 (Candid) 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 (subscription).


Chronicle of Philanthropy's, Inc. offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects. (Subscription)

GuideStar (Candid) 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.


CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance)
The Alliance represents hundreds of Connecticut-based nonprofit organizations across all categories, from health and human service programs to arts and culture. They share the passion and purpose behind each and every one of our member’s mission and channel that purpose into a powerful, unified voice. They lead from a position of strength, representing organizations while presenting a united front before the Connecticut Legislature, state agencies, other advocacy organizations, the public, and the media. As a collective voice they develop strategies and public policies that make it possible for nonprofits to thrive.

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.