Capital Grants

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


Grant Guidelines

The Foundation focuses its limited capital grants funding towards one-time capital needs that are essential to direct program services in New Britain and Waterbury. Agencies serving communities outside New Britain and Waterbury are encouraged to use the Community Grants application to apply for capital needs up to $5,000, or to submit a Letter of Intent (below) for larger requests (typically up to $10,000). Visit our Grant History page for a list of recent capital grants.
The application process consists of two steps.

  1. Organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent, which can be submitted at any time apply here
  2. Only select projects will be invited to submit a full application. If invited, you will be notified when to log in to the Grants Portal to complete the application.

Organizations that are considering requesting a capital grant should contact Maria Sanchez, Director of Grantmaking & Community Investment, at (860) 612-3375 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
  • Government or municipalities

Have questions?

American Savings Foundation strives to be accessible to anyone seeking information about grants, scholarships, or with general questions. Contact us today to get the assistance you need.

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