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Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants

Connecticut Community Foundation
Oct 15, 2024

Francesca Evangelista
203.753.1315, Ext. 106


The Connecticut Community Foundation provides grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.

Activities that are supported include:

  • Collaborations that improve access to basic needs (such as food and housing) and to preventative healthcare especially for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Evidence-based prevention and chronic disease management programs for diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, asthma, mental health first aid, and falls
  • Housing advocacy efforts that address high eviction rates, safe housing (lead abatement), and affordability
  • Expanding access to behavioral health and substance abuse interventions, especially in multi-lingual and rural communities
  • System improvements that support increased access to medical and behavioral health services (such as transportation and telehealth)
  • Efforts to advocate for environmental justice and work toward reducing environmental disparities across communities

Eligible applicants in Connecticut include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, organizations with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, and municipal entities seeking a grant for public purposes.

Applicants should have a Board of Directors that is representative of the community it serves and which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated. Past grants have ranged between $5,000 - $76,000.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Obesity and weight control · Population health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Tobacco use · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Connecticut

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.