Grant Recipients

Grant making is at the heart of what we do as a community foundation. Our trusted nonprofit partners do tremendous work to move our community forward.  Our goal is to support a diversity of services and programming that touch virtually all aspects of our community.

2024 Recipients

In 2024, The Guilford Foundation (TGF) distributed $117,800 to 42 community-serving organizations through its grantmaking program. The awards, ranging from $1,000 to $8,000, support vital area programs and services utilized and valued by Guilford residents.  Applications were up 38% from 2023 increasing our reach to new community serving organizations.

The review process is grounded in rigor and starts with the Community Investment Committee establishing priorities for the year to provide a decision-making framework. This year’s guiding principles are mental health, basic needs, and strengthening our community.



The breakdown of The Guilford Foundation’s 2024 grant distribution by focus area is as follows:

    • $16,000 to 7 organizations focused on mental health (awareness, prevention, and treatment)

    • $33,000 to 11 organizations addressing basic needs (food, shelter, and emergency assistance)

    • $68,800 to 24 organizations that strengthen the community (child and youth development; justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); arts and culture; and other innovative initiatives)

The the available funding for the annual grant process is linked to the value of The Guilford Foundation’s endowment. Through the incredible generosity of our donors, assets have more than doubled, growing from $2.9 million in 2019 to the current value of $6.5+ million, over the past five years. As a result of the larger endowment, TGF more than doubled the number of grants given to the community.

The Guilford Foundation 2024 Grant Recipients (alphabetical order):

Apk Charities Corporation
Before & After School Care Program, GCC
Benincasa Community, Inc.
BHcare, Inc.
Camp Hazen YMCA
Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic
Community Dining Room, Inc.
Community Nursery School
Covenant to Care for Children, Inc.
Guilford A Better Chance
Guilford Agricultural Society
Guilford Art Center
Guilford Center for Children
Guilford Garden Club
Guilford Keeping Society
Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Inc.
Guilford Social Services
Guilford Social Services
Guilford Youth Mentoring
Jordan Porco Foundation
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
Legacy Theatre


Move to Heal
Neighborhood Music School
North Guilford Nursery School
Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center
Recovery Move™
SARAH Foundation
Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning
Shoreline Arts Alliance
Shoreline Village CT
Sound Life Connections Inc
Soundview Family YMCA
Special Olympics Connecticut
Starship Dance Theater & Company
SYD’S Book Shack & Boutique
The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society
The New Haven Homeownership Center
Women & Family Life Center

For a list of the 2024 grant recipients and funding, click here.

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