Grant Inquiries

We know that fundraising takes time and effort, and that clear information is deeply valuable to those seeking funding. Below is important information about the Trust’s work, and specific details about what we fund, and what we do not fund.

100% of our grantmaking is focused on ending homelessness. We work in our home state of Connecticut and at the national level by funding systems change efforts. Rather than supporting homeless shelters and temporary relief work, we partner with advocates, providers, researchers, and policymakers to prevent and end homelessness.

The overwhelming majority of our funding is made to organizations that have been identified by our staff and key leaders in the field.

Before you take time to submit an inquiry, please note:

Funding is only available for initiatives that address root causes and solutions to homelessness at the national level or in Connecticut.

We do not fund:

  • local initiatives outside of our home state of Connecticut
  • direct support to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • scholarships
  • religious organizations or project for religious purposes
  • general fundraising drives or events
  • organizations without tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and supporting organizations listed under section 509(a).
  • organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination statement

Before submitting an inquiry please be sure to carefully review our Funding Approach. While we review every inquiry that we receive, due to the size of our staff, we only respond to submissions that align with our work and that we intend to explore further.


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