Grant Inquiries

We understand that fundraising requires a significant time commitment so we are committed to making our grantmaking process as clear and as efficient as possible. 

100% of our grantmaking is focused on ending homelessness, both in our home state of Connecticut and in supporting better practice and policy at the national level.

The majority of our funding is made to organizations independently identified by our staff, who are actively engaged with and learning from practitioners, researchers, government agencies, funder colleagues, and those who have experienced homelessness first hand. We value the knowledge and insights of our grantee partners, many of whom are leaders in the field, and rely on them for counsel.

In order to learn about new work and broaden our knowledge, we have an open inquiry process and accept unsolicited requests.

Before submitting an inquiry, please:

  • Review our Funding Approach to learn more about our focus on funding systems change.
  • Note that we do not provide funding for: local initiatives outside of our home state of Connecticut, direct support to individuals or scholarships, religious organizations for religious purposes, general fundraising drives or events, organizations without tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and “not a private foundation” under section 509(a) of the Code, or organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination statement.

We review every inquiry that we receive. Due to the size of our staff we are only able to personally respond to submissions that we intend to explore further.

Occasionally, we issue requests for proposals to pursue specific program goals. The best way to stay informed of these opportunities is to follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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