Impact Fairfield County Offers Grant Opportunity

Impact Fairfield County recently announced a new $100,000 grant opportunity. Funds will be available for significant projects or programs that reach under-served populations and highlight unmet needs in the Fairfield County area. They are seeking applications proposing a new project or program or the expansion of a proven program that will have a lasting impact on the community.

Applications can be submitted in four Focus Areas: Education, Health, Culture, and the Environment.  It is anticipated that Impact Fairfield County will award one to two grant requests of $100,000 each, determined by a final vote May 11, 2016.

Organizations that apply for this grant must operate in Fairfield County. The projects or programs must be new, the expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaboration, and must serve residents of and expend funds fully in Fairfield County. Applying for a grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry. Organizations may only submit one application and must choose within which Focus Area to apply. Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted online beginning Nov. 2 and will be due Dec. 1, 2015.

Impact Fairfield County’s mission is to unite women in Fairfield with a common cause. Impact collectively raises funds to allow organizations to “dream big” and annually awards $100,000 grants to local non-profits.

For further information, visit and see the “Apply for a Grant” tab. There is also an optional applicant information session on Oct. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the offices of the Lone Pine Foundation, second floor, 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich.

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