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American Savings Foundation Encourages Local Non-Profits to apply for Community Grants

September 18, 2023

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Conn. – The American Savings Foundation’s Community Grants program is designed to meet a wide range of local needs throughout the 64 Connecticut Towns it serves. These towns include most of Central Connecticut, east through Manchester / Mansfield, shoreline towns from Madison to Old Saybrook, northwest areas in and around Torrington, and most of the greater Waterbury area. 

Recognizing that each of these towns has unique needs, and many are home to small nonprofits that work locally to address those needs, the Foundation offers Community Grants to respond to those needs. In keeping with the Foundation’s mission, Community Grants may be for up to $5,000, and support programs that provide direct services in education, human services, and the arts; with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families. Applications for grants are currently being accepted for the next review period. 

“Since launching the Community Grants program in 2019, the foundation has provided over $750,000 to both new and longstanding programs, all across the foundation’s 64-town region,” says Maria Sanchez, Director of Grantmaking and Community Investment. “These funds support everything from local arts and performance seasons, basic needs, and education and job training services for families and youth and we encourage non-profits whose programs and services align with the Community Grants opportunity to apply.”

The Foundation reviews Community Grants twice a year. The next deadline for Community Grant requests is October 12, 2023, for decision in December.  Community Grant requests range from $250 to $5,000 and can be submitted using the online application available at  

American Savings Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment which provides grants to local nonprofit organizations, and college scholarships to area students.  Since its inception in 1995 the Foundation has contributed over $70 million in total grants and scholarships in central Connecticut.  For more information, call 860-827-2556 or visit the Foundation’s website at