Please note: Grants made prior to 2021 do not have a  Root Cause or Strategy listed.

The Trust does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Grantee Amount Root Cause Strategy Date
Partnership for Strong Communities
A two-year general operating grant of $900,000 per year to the Partnership for Strong Communities in support of its work to end homelessness and create affordable homes in Connecticut.
$900,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
A one-year general operating grant of $85,000 per year to support Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’ ongoing work to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Connecticut.
$85,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change June 21, 2022
Center for Children’s Advocacy
A two-year general operating grant of $80,000 per year to Center for Children’s Advocacy in support of its systemic reform work to increase services, supports and access to housing for unaccompanied youth and young adults facing housing instability in Connecticut.
$80,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power June 21, 2022
National Alliance to End Homelessness
A two-year general operating grant of $360,000 per year to the National Alliance to End Homelessness to build stronger support for ending homeless in the United States.
$360,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
National Public Radio
A two-year general operating grant of $250,000 per year to National Public Radio in support of its national coverage of issues related to poverty, housing instability and homelessness.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
A two-year general operating grant of $300,000 per year to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities for their ongoing work to shape federal and local policies in support of affordable housing and programs for people experiencing or facing homelessness.
$300,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Funders for Housing and Opportunity
A three-year general operating grant of $500,000 per year for this cross-sector, national funder collaborative working to better the life outcomes of the 12 million renter households in the United States who spend more than half of their income on housing or who are homeless.
$500,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power June 21, 2022
The Economic Security Project
A one-year general operating grant of $300,000 to the Economic Security Project for their work to advance cash-based policies like guaranteed basic income and shift public and policymaker understanding about cash-based benefits.
$300,000 Insufficient income and assets Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Fair Share Housing Center
A two-year general operating grant of $150,000 per year to support the Fair Share Housing Center’s work with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make recommendations about ways HUD can use its regulatory authority to better support individuals with prior criminal legal system involvement in finding safe, healthy, and affordable places to live.
$150,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change June 21, 2022
Housing Narrative Lab
A two-year general operating grant of $250,000 per year for the Housing Narrative Lab’s work to shift public beliefs about who becomes homeless and why through narrative and message research, narrative education and training, rapid-response storytelling, and communications technical assistance.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Living Cities
A three-year operating grant of $250,000 per year to support Living Cities’ efforts to reduce the racial wealth gap of Black, Indigenous and Latino/a/x people in U.S. cities.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
Make the Road CT
A two-year general operating grant of $50,000 per year to support Make the Road CT’s housing justice campaign that will elevate and address housing inequities among the Latino/a/x population in Bridgeport and Hartford.
$50,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Build and shift power June 21, 2022
National Low-Income Housing Coalition
A one-year project grant of $250,000 for National Low-Income Housing Coalition’s work with states and localities to sustain the progress made through federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), bridge the gap created by the loss of ERA and invest in long-term, equitable housing solutions particularly for Black, Indigenous and Latino/a/x people with extremely low incomes.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 21, 2022
National Low-Income Housing Coalition
A three-year general operating grant of $300,000 per year to continue NLIHC’s work advancing racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice.
$300,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Technical Assistance Collaborative
A one-year general operating grant of $150,000 to Technical Assistance Collaborative to provide education, technical assistance, and advocacy nationally to end homelessness.
$150,000 December 14, 2021
United Way of Greater New Haven
A one-year grant $30,000 to support efforts that increase collaboration, data collection and referrals between the housing and workforce sectors in Connecticut.
$30,000 December 14, 2021
Youth Action Hub
A three-year general operating grant of $100,000 per year to the Youth Action Hub to build and shift power of extremely low-income BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth and young adults with lived expertise.
$100,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
A Way Home America
A three-year general operating grant of $250,000 per year to support AWHA’s advocacy and work in community to prevent and end homelessness for Black, Indigenous, youth of color, and LGBTQ++ youth.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power December 14, 2021
Community Solutions
A three-year general operating grant of $250,000 per year to fund the creation of the Community Race Equity Portfolio within the Built for Zero team.
$250,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Build and shift power, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
A one-year grant of $50,000 to CWEALF to provide legislative advocacy on issues impacting Secure Jobs families.
$50,000 December 14, 2021
Funders Together to End Homelessness
A three-year general operating grant of $300,000 per year to Funders Together to End Homelessness to continue their work mobilizing philanthropy to use its voice, influence, and expertise in ways that will advance lasting solutions to ending homelessness.
$300,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change December 14, 2021
Center for Leadership and Justice
A one-year general operating grant of $100,000 to the Center for Leadership and Justice to continue its resident engagement and organizing efforts around issues and policies that affect low-income residents.
$100,000 Insufficient income and assets, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power December 14, 2021
Connecticut Bar Foundation
A one-year project grant of $100,000 to the Connecticut Bar Foundation for an evaluation of the state's Right to Counsel program.
$100,000 Insufficient income and assets Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Economic Hardship Reporting Project
A one-year general operating grant of $75,000 to the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to expand storytelling about the root causes of homelessness and housing instability.
$75,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Invisible People
A two-year general operating grant of $75,000 per year to Invisible People to amplify and expand their efforts to educate the public about homelessness through news articles, scripted films, mini-documentaries, and video/social media storytelling.
$75,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
National Center for State Courts
A one-year project grant of $100,000 to the National Center for State Courts for the evaluation component of its Eviction Diversion Initiative.
$100,000 Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
National Fair Housing Alliance
A two-year general operating grant of $250,000 per year to the National Fair Housing Alliance in support of advocacy, enforcement, community organizing and communications to ensure communities can access safe, secure, healthy housing.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
National Parent Leadership Institute
A one-year project grant of $200,000 to the National Parent Leadership Institute to engage parents with lived experience of housing instability on housing policy work and to co-create a participatory grantmaking plan.
$200,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Private Equity Stakeholder Project
A one-year project grant of $100,000 to the Private Equity Stakeholder Project to highlight the role that corporate landlords play in driving disproportionate rates of evictions among communities of color.
$100,000 Insufficient income and assets Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will December 14, 2021
Beyond the Bridge
A one-year project grant of $300,000 in support of the documentary, Beyond the Bridge (via Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance).
$300,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
Boston University
A one-year project grant of $100,000 the Boston University Center for Antiracist Policy to develop a pilot Racial Policy Tracker in Washington, D.C.
$100,000 Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
Center for Community Progress
A three-year general operating grant of $300,000 per year to the Center for Community Progress to transform vacant, abandoned and deteriorated properties into assets for communities.
$300,000 Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A one-year project grant of $247,000 to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in support of the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response.
$247,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power September 15, 2021
Fairfield County’s Center on Housing Opportunity
A one-year project grant of $75,000 to Fairfield County's Center on Housing Opportunity (via Supportive Housing Works) to implement The Way Forward, a narrative change playbook.
$75,000 Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
Funders for Housing and Opportunity
A three-year project grant of $500,000 to Funders for Housing and Opportunity (via New Venture Fund) to administer the Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities' grant fund.
$500,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power September 15, 2021
Habitat for Humanity
A one-year general operating grant of $250,000 to Habitat for Humanity to build affiliates' capacity to develop anti-racist campaigns and develop a Shared Equity Accelerator.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
National Coalition for the Homeless
A one-year project grant of $100,000 to the National Coalition for the Homeless to develop a Lived Experience Training Academy.
$100,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power September 15, 2021
National Low-Income Housing Coalition
A one-year project grant of $250,000 to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition for End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE).
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will September 15, 2021
Economic Security Project
A one-year grant of $300,000 in support of the Economic Security Project's efforts to advocate for guaranteed basic income.
$300,000 Insufficient income and assets Anti-racist policy change June 15, 2021
Connecticut Voices for Children
A one-year general operating grant of $150,000 to Connecticut Voices for Children in support of policy and advocacy to advance affordable housing and economic justice
$150,000 Insufficient income and assets, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 15, 2021
Corporation for Supportive Housing
A one-year general operating grant of $75,000 to the Corporation for Supportive Housing in support of their work addressing racial equity and transforming the supportive housing sector in Connecticut.
$75,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power June 15, 2021
Forge City Works
A one-year general operating grant of $550,000 to Forge City Works for their work focused on food access, job training, sustainable and equitable social enterprises and the expansion of employment opportunities in Hartford.
$550,000 Insufficient income and assets Build and shift power June 15, 2021
Connecticut Association for Human Services
A one-year general operating grant of $50,000 to the Connecticut Association for Human Services in support of Keep the Promise Coalition.
$50,000 Build and shift power June 15, 2021
True Colors United
A one-year general operating grant of $100,000 to True Colors United in support of their work to build and shift power towards those most impacted by the issue - LGBTQ and BIPOC youth with lived experience of homelessness.
$100,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Build and shift power, Shift public and political will June 15, 2021
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A one-year general operating grant of $300,000 to the Center for their ongoing work to shape the course of federal and local policies in support of affordable housing, particularly by strengthening and investing in programs and initiatives for people experiencing or facing homelessness or those with low or extremely low incomes.
$300,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Shift public and political will June 15, 2021
National Public Radio
A one-year general operating grant of $250,000 to National Public Radio in support of its national coverage of issues related to poverty and homelessness.
$250,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Shift public and political will June 15, 2021
Partnership for Strong Communities
A one-year general operating grant of $900,000 to the Partnership for Strong Communities in support of its leadership and advocacy related to the elimination of homelessness, the creation of affordable homes, and the development of strong communities in Connecticut.
$900,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing, Racist housing, zoning, and land use policies Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will June 15, 2021
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
A one-year general operating grant of $85,000 to support CCEH’s ongoing work making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Connecticut.
$85,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change June 15, 2021
Center for Children’s Advocacy
A one-year general operating grant of $80,000 to Center for Children’s Advocacy in support of its systemic reform work to increase services, supports and access to housing for unaccompanied youth and young adults with housing instability in Connecticut.
$80,000 Insufficient income and assets, Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power June 15, 2021
National Alliance to End Homelessness
A one-year general operating grant of $360,000 to National Alliance to End Homelessness to build stronger support to ending homeless in the United States.
$360,000 Lack of pathways to decent, permanent housing Anti-racist policy change, Build and shift power, Shift public and political will June 15, 2021