Skip to content
An orange and white illustration of a sun, bird, and city skyline representing CHEFA logo for the organization.

Chefa Current Events

Grant Program News

A group of individuals clap in agreement in the board room.

June 29, 2023

How CHEFA is Supporting and Funding Initiatives to Increase Community Health Workers Throughout Connecticut

Connecticut’s healthcare landscape faces numerous challenges, with disparities in access and quality of care prevalent across many communities. Community health workers (CHW) play a crucial role in improving health outcomes and promoting community well-being. With the support of CHEFA’s grant programs that awarded close to $500,000 in FY 2023, efforts to expand the presence of […]

Read More

June 12, 2023

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

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants in its FY 2022 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program. The grants were made in the education, healthcare, and childcare sectors. The eighteen awards provide grants to entities in three out of the eight Connecticut counties, including: Hartford, New Haven, and Fairfield. […]

Read More

April 07, 2023

CHEFA Makes $1Million Commitment to Statewide Workforce Development

Connecticut’s effort to bolster statewide workforce initiatives received a major commitment by the CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).  A total of $1M in grant funding was awarded by CHEFA’s Board of Directors at their January 19, 2022 meeting. This is the third year, since 2019, that CHEFA has committed $1M in funding to […]

Read More

Picture of ethnic doctors looking at a sample.

January 04, 2023

CHEFA Demonstrates Philanthropic Leadership by Awarding More than $1M Throughout the State to Support Healthcare, Education and Childcare Initiatives.

CHEFA recently committed more than $1 million as part of the John M. Biancamano CHEFA Client Grant Program to support important programming throughout the state. Click here to learn more about how these funds are being used to support important initiatives throughout Connecticut, including programming to support healthcare workforce development, fight obesity, and increase access to STEM learning opportunities.

Read More

July 07, 2022

CHEFA Grant Program 20th Anniversary Forum Focuses on Health Equity

CHEFA commemorated the 20th Anniversary of its Grant Program at the annual Nonprofit Forum on June 23, 2022. The forum focused on the current state of health equity in Connecticut and what can be done to address the systemic hurdles preventing marginalized communities from having equitable access to healthcare.

Read More

June 14, 2022

The Time for Capital Expenditure Grants is Long Overdue

The Center for Effective Philanthropy published a piece by Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach, highlighting the need for philanthropy to fund capital infrastructure needs for nonprofit organizations. CHEFA is among the only Connecticut funders allowing organizations to apply for capital or program grants.

Read More