The Letter of Intent must be submitted using The Fund’s online grant management system.

The Letter of Intent process is two-fold:

  1. Letters of Intent must be submitted by the deadline.
  2. If an organization’s Letter of Intent is accepted, a full application will be invited.

If the application is on behalf of a partnership or collaborative of organizations, only one application may be submitted. Applicant organizations must be tax-exempt under IRS Code section 501(c) 3 or have a fiscal agent/sponsor that is a 501 (c) 3.

Grant requests cannot exceed $25,000.

There is no guarantee that the funding requested will be awarded.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Commitment to true collaboration; shared goals, strategies and resources among all partners and stakeholders
  • Commitment to demonstrating outcomes by tracking and analyzing data
  • Sound organizational fiscal management and stability
  • Diverse organizational funding streams
  • A focus on the success of youth in The Fund’s catchment area with specific attention to Hartford, New Britain and Middletown
  • Evidence of the ability to effectively measure of one or more of the following indicators either at a population or programmatic level:
    • Children and youth exhibit developmentally appropriate numeracy skills
    • Children and youth exhibit developmentally appropriate literacy skills
    • Children and youth exhibit developmentally appropriate socio-emotional skills
    • Children and youth demonstrate a decrease in summer learning loss
    • Children and youth demonstrate a decrease in chronic absenteeism
    • Efforts contribute to the creation or continued development of statewide systems that support the achievement of one or more of the above indicators

The Fund will not support the following:

  • Organizations that have the IRS Private Foundation designation
  • Individuals
  • Endowment funds
  • Religious institutions, other than for their provision of nonsectarian community services
  • Capital projects
  • Performances, conferences, trips, events, ceremonies and/or fairs
  • Annual campaigns
  • Sponsorships
  • Scholarships