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Grant Program News

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Dr. Estela R. Lopez, Board of Directors at CHEFA

November 09, 2021

CHEFA celebrates 20 Years of philanthropic leadership

Established in 2002, the CHEFA Grant Program has awarded more than $40 million for programmatic and capital expenditures to statewide organizations representing four of the most important sectors of the state’s economy: healthcare, education, childcare, and culture.

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October 27, 2021

One of Connecticut’s “best-kept secret” programs has handed out $40 million over the last 20 years.

With two decades behind us and the next decade beginning, the future continues to look bright for CHEFA’s Grant Programs. With an eye toward established and innovative grantmaking, community involvement, and collaboration with key Connecticut stakeholders, we will continue to be a philanthropic leader funding impactful statewide programs and projects supporting the state’s residents.

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April 08, 2021

CHEFA in the Community: Oak Hill/CT Institute for the Blind

As part of our FY 2019 Nonprofit Grant Program CHEFA awarded Oak Hill/CT Institute for the Blind a grant in the amount of $73,947 for medical equipment and facility upgrades for people with disabilities and chronic health issues. This grant provided needed assistance to a young girl, who has a disability and requires assistive technology […]

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June 29, 2020

CHEFA Funds Statewide Effort to Support COVID-19 Response-Provides $3M in Assistance to Healthcare, Education, Childcare and Cultural Organizations Throughout Connecticut

Wednesday June 24, 2020 – The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) Board of Directors awarded $3M in grants as part of the newly established FY 2021 CHEFA COVID-19 Grant Program. Jeanette W. Weldon, CHEFA Executive Director stated, “Many Connecticut residents are suffering as a result of the COVID crisis. These CHEFA grants will […]

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June 02, 2020

CHEFA Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Connecticut Healthcare, Education, Childcare and Cultural Organizations

May 20, 2020-The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to assist education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural organizations throughout Connecticut.   The eighteen awards provide grants to entities in four out of the eight Connecticut counties, including: Hartford, New Haven, New London, and Fairfield. In addition, two grants will […]

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February 12, 2020

CHEFA Makes Major Commitment to Supporting Connecticut Workforce

In an effort to support workforce and economic development in the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA or Authority), is proud to announce a major commitment to statewide workforce initiatives. CHEFA’s Board of Directors met on January 15th and awarded FY 2020 Targeted Grant Program grants totaling $1 Million Dollars to four […]

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