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We believe that how we work and partner with community is just as important as what we fund. We strive to be true partners in the work we fund, without directing it.

Current Grant Opportunities

FCH accepts applications to the Capacity Building Grant Program during a Fall and Spring cycle.

FCH’s Capacity Building Grant Program has been created to support the organizational health of nonprofits that serve our community. Through this grant program, the foundation accepts requests up to $30,000 annually for needs related to:

  • Operational infrastructure
  • Scaling a program or initiative
  • Stabilizing a program or initiative

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FCH accepts applications to the Cultivating Health Grant Program on a rolling basis.

Compared to many other foundations, FCH’s assets are modest. We aspire to have an outsized impact with our grant dollars by being aware, responsive, and nimble. Our Cultivating Health Grant Program is for:

  • Nonprofits seeking to answer big questions about their operations or future direction
  • School districts or towns that want to improve their work internally, work with committees, or pursue a new collaborative effort with another community
  • Initiatives that seek to plan for, create, or increase access to community-level infrastructure

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FCH accepts applications to the Rapid Response Grant Program on a rolling basis.

Our Rapid Response Grant Program supports the emergency and/or time-sensitive needs of organizations whose work aligns with the Foundation for Community Health’s mission and funding priorities.

In 2023, the total amount of funds available to this program is less than $5,000.

Eligible organizations must be 501(c)3 organizations or initiatives with 501(c)3 fiscal sponsors. Work must benefit the residents in one or multiple towns within the Foundation for Community Health’s catchment area.

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One of the affordable housing properties in Norfolk, CT. This multi-unit building was renovated for affordable housing by the Foundation for Norfolk Living.

Photo by Shana Sureck.

Current Loan Opportunities

Good sites for affordable housing sell quickly in this real estate market. FCH’s Revolving Loan Program for Affordable Housing offers loans to affordable housing nonprofits serving northwest Litchfield County, Connecticut. Loans provided through the program serve as bridge financing until long-term or permanent funding is secured.

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Members of the Litchfield County Opiate Task Force, a collaborative effort in northwest Connecticut. FCH provided seed funding to staff the task force which currently is sustiaining its operations through federal funding.

Photo by Anne Day.

Our focus areas

Information about our current strategic framework and what the foundation funds.
Our Focus Areas
Children's summer program at HYSB

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau’s 2022 Summer Youth Program.

Photo by Anne Day.

How to apply

We receive applications through our online portal. Check out our resources to learn how to create an account, apply, and more.
Application process

Explore past grants

Learn more about our grantee partners and work happening throughout our region.

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