Archive for Grants

TGF Youth Advisory Group Awards $29,000 to Community and GHS Programs

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG), a youth-run grantmaking body of The Guilford Foundation, distributed $29,000 to the community-serving nonprofits at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Through the Guilford Interact Student Advisory Fund, $14,000 in grants were awarded to area organizations providing critical services that impact Guilford’s…

TGF Awards $117,800 Community Impact Grants to 42 Area Nonprofits

The Guilford Foundation (TGF) announces the distribution of $117,800 in community impact grants to 42 area nonprofits. These grants, ranging from $1,000 to $8,000, support vital programs and services that significantly benefit Guilford residents. In 2024, TGF experienced a record-breaking year, receiving 52 grant applications—a 38% increase from…

Community Matters – Local Nonprofits Benefit from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding

Written by Sigrid Kun, Guilford Events Magazine The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) addressed the negative economic impacts resulting from COVID-19. The town allocated $1 million of this federal funding to bolster the vital work of local nonprofits still recovering from the pandemic. The Guilford Foundation was…

Community Matters – Basic Needs and Mental Health Services

A priority for THe Guilford Foundation for our grantmaking is to focus on services that help community members in times of crisis and need, which include basic needs such as food and shelter as well as mental health. Here are a few local nonprofits that received grant funding…

TGF Sets Annual Grant Application Deadline for March 15

The Guilford Foundation (TGF) announced its 2024 annual grant deadline is March 15, 2024. Last year, TGF awarded 28 competitive grants to community-serving organizations, ranging from $1,000 to $12,000, with an average award of $4,000. “Our annual grantmaking is really at the heart of local philanthropy. It’s remarkable…

Guilford Foundation Awards $1 Million to Area Nonprofits

Published December 19, 2023 in Guilford CourierWritten by Ben Rayner On most days, the Guilford Free Library is a quiet and reserved space for patrons to study and read. Last week, however, applause and excitement overtook the bookstacks as The Guilford Foundation (TGF) announced the 34 awardees of…

Doubling of ARPA Funds to $1M is Windfall for Guilford Nonprofit Organizations

Published December 18, 2023 in CT InsiderWritten by Sarah Page Kyrcz A total of $1 million, from the American Rescue Plan Act, was split between 34 nonprofits who serve the Guilford community. The awards ranged from $5,000 to $75,000.  The Guilford Foundation is administering the funds. “It’s just…

TGF and Town of Guilford Allocate $1 Million in ARPA Funding to 34 Area Nonprofits   

In a significant community milestone, The Guilford Foundation (TGF) and the Town of Guilford announced the allocation of $1 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support local nonprofits in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   Guilford First Selectman Matt Hoey commented, “The…

Community Matters – Enriching the Community

Many of the grants The Guilford Foundation funds provide joy and brightened spirits to the community at large, making it measurable better. Here are a few vignettes of recent grant recipients that showcase positive local impact: Guilford Art Center (GAC): The operational funding TGF provides supports its education…

Application Deadline for Nonprofit ARPA Funding is September 8

The application deadline for local nonprofits serving the Guilford community to receive federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is September 8, 2023. The Guilford Foundation was selected by the town’s Board of Selectmen (BOS) to disperse $1 million, given TGF’s extensive grantmaking experience and strong…