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
Chapin Hall
The first year of a two-year grant for the second phase of the Direct Cash Transfer Program (DCTP) for Youth Empowerment, which includes a pilot and evaluation
$240,000 December 15, 2020
Heartland Alliance
Third year of a three-year grant in support of work to increase economic opportunity for people who experience homelessness or housing instability
$411,512 December 15, 2020
Charter Oak Cultural Center
For support of Beat of the Street, Connecticutís first street paper
$5,000 December 15, 2020
United Way of Connecticut
For advocacy for the targeted expansion and enhancement of the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
$15,000 December 15, 2020
Invisible People
For support of outreach and research
$15,000 December 15, 2020
National Coalition for the Homeless
Funding for a research study entitled "Experiences of Homelessness among Latinx Youth and Young Adults" conducted by Racial Equity Partners
$15,000 December 15, 2020
Connecticut Public
First year of a five-year grant to support an investigative journalism unit that will deliver in-depth watchdog reporting on topics of interest and concern to statewide and regional audiences, with a particular focus on systemic inequities
$30,000 October 26, 2020
Supportive Housing Works
Funding for a formative and summative evaluation to assess the overall outcomes of a homelessness prevention model in Connecticut
$80,000 October 26, 2020
Private Equity Stakeholder Project
Funding for a project focused on tracking evictions at LIHTC-backed, HUD-backed, and other rent restricted properties and challenging rent increases, evictions and foreclosures by Wall Street landlords
$100,000 October 26, 2020
Right to the City Alliance
Support for a national grassroots network of 90 community organizations to grow and amplify the leadership of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities so they have greater impact in local, regional, and national housing policy decisions
$235,000 October 26, 2020
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
For the Homelessness Accountability, Research and Communications Campaign
$265,000 October 19, 2020
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Membership and donation to CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
$7,500 September 22, 2020
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
To support additional efforts to help tenants in need of rental assistance and who are at risk of eviction due to COVID-19
$5,000 September 22, 2020
Connecticut Women’s Education And Legal Fund
Second year of a two-year grant for the evaluation of the Secure Jobs 2.0 initiative.
$50,420 September 22, 2020
Center for Children’s Advocacy
A one-year general operating grant in support of systemic reform work to increase services, supports, and access to housing for unaccompanied youth and young adults with housing instability in Connecticut (total giving $80,000 in 2020).
$30,000 September 22, 2020
Community Solutions
To support technical assistance to strengthen community efforts to end chronic and veteran homelessness through the Build for Zero initiative
$250,000 September 22, 2020
True Colors United
In support of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness to broaden the scope and reach of youth collaboration in the field
$100,000 September 22, 2020
Forge City Works
A general operating grant in support of work focused on empowerment, community building, and the expansion of employment opportunities in Hartford (formerly Billings Forge Community Works)
$550,000 September 22, 2020
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Funding to support the Keep the Promise Coalition
$50,000 September 22, 2020
Connecticut Voices for Children
To support their public policy work to promote the well-being of Connecticut’s children and families
$150,000 September 22, 2020
Rapid Results Institute
Race equity consultant for organization
$15,000 August 26, 2020
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
To support efforts to help tenants in need of rental assistance and who are at risk of eviction due to COVID-19
$15,000 August 19, 2020
Supportive Housing Works
Facilitation for Connecticut's 1,000 Homes Initiative
$15,000 August 3, 2020
Partnership for Strong Communities
Race equity consultant for organization
$14,875 August 3, 2020
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Membership
$3,590 August 3, 2020
Partnership for Strong Communities
A one-year general operating grant in support of leadership and advocacy related to the elimination of homelessness, the creation of affordable homes, and the development of strong communities in Connecticut
$900,000 June 16, 2020
Corporation for Supportive Housing
A one-year general operating grant to improve vulnerable individuals and families’ access to housing and services and ensure a stable foundation for recovery, independence, and self-sufficiency in CT
$150,000 June 16, 2020
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
A one-year general operating grant to support CCEH’s ongoing work making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Connecticut
$85,000 June 16, 2020
Center for Children’s Advocacy
A one-year general operating grant in support of systemic reform work in increase services, supports, and access to housing for unaccompanied youth and young adults with housing instability in Connecticut.
$50,000 June 16, 2020
National Alliance to End Homelessness
A one-year general operating grant to support their work to build stronger support for ending homelessness in the United States
$360,000 June 16, 2020
New Venture Fund/Funders for Housing and Opportunity
The first year of a three-year general operating grant for continued support of Funder’s for Housing and Opportunity, a cross-sector, non-partisan, national funder collaborative with a shared vision: That all renters, regardless of income, can afford safe, stable housing in communities that support better health, economic mobility, and educational achievement
$500,000 June 16, 2020
United Way of Greater Waterbury
Contribution to COVID-19 rapid response fund for regional homelessness needs
$20,000 June 16, 2020
Middlesex United Way
Contribution to COVID-19 rapid response fund for regional homelessness needs
$20,000 June 16, 2020
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Contribution to COVID-19 rapid response fund for regional homelessness needs
$20,000 June 16, 2020
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Contribution to COVID-19 rapid response fund for regional homelessness needs
$20,000 June 16, 2020
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Contribution to COVID-19 rapid response fund for regional homelessness needs
$20,000 June 16, 2020
Supportive Housing Works
For small and large group facilitation and strategic guidance during this 1000 Homes Initiative in Connecticut
$85,000 June 16, 2020
Forge City Works
Sponsorship for event
$5,000 June 16, 2020
DreamKit
Funding for youth with lived expertise of homelessness to participate in a survey and statewide convening
$2,500 June 16, 2020
Connecticut News Project
For ongoing reporting on policy-making, government, and politics in Connecticut
$15,000 June 16, 2020
Council of State Governments
Year two project grant to the Council of State Governments Justice Center in support of its work with state and local governments to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails through the Stepping Up initiative.
$125,000 April 17, 2020
National Public Radio
A one-year general operating grant to National Public Radio in support of its national coverage of issues related to poverty and homelessness.
$250,000 April 17, 2020
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A one-year general operating grants to expand CBPP's capacity to help shape the course of policies at both the federal and local levels that address homelessness and seek to expand access to affordable housing.
$50,000 April 17, 2020
Race Forward
To support a race equity conversation and training for government officials and philanthropy in Connecticut
$3,955 April 17, 2020
Sunrise County Economic Council
To support the convening of the Whole Family Approach to Jobs Initiative
$3,000 April 17, 2020
American Academy of Politics and Social Science
To fund publication of a volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science tentatively titled, "The Dynamics of Homelessness: Trajectories and Policies
$5,000 April 17, 2020
Open Communities Alliance
In honor of the service of our board member Shelley Geballe, to support Open Communities Alliance's work to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice
$10,000 April 17, 2020
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Membership
$6,165 April 17, 2020
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Sponsorship of the CCP Annual Conference
$5,000 April 17, 2020
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Sponsorship of the Housing First Partners Conference
$15,000 April 17, 2020