Capital Grants

Capital grants support projects that are closely aligned with American Savings Foundation’s mission, and the needs of the community. 

See Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Capital requests may be for funding for one-time capital expenses, or for large capital campaigns.  Requests can include new construction, renovations, and equipment.  Visit our Grant History page to see our recent capital grants.
The proposal process consists of two steps.

  1. Organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (see below)
  2. Selected projects will then be invited to submit a full proposal. If invited, you will be provided the capital proposal guidelines

Organizations that are considering applying to the Foundation for a capital grant should contact Maria Sanchez, Director of Grantmaking & Community Initiatives, at (860) 827-2556 or by email, well in advance of their proposed project date.

In order to apply:

  • Organization must be tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3)

Ineligible for funding:

  • Religious institutions, except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community at-large
  • Primary or secondary schools -- public, private independent, or parochial -- or colleges and universities
  • Endowment funds
  • Private Foundations

Letter of Intent Process

The letter should not be more than 1-3 pages and should include the following:

  • A project description, including a general statement of the need
  • Total project cost
  • Status of the project
  • An outline of the fundraising plan. Include a copy of any feasibility study
  • Anticipated amount of request to the Foundation (optional)
  • Limited number of attachments, if necessary

Mail or hand-deliver only.  Email submissions will not be accepted.
American Savings Foundation
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

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