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Nonprofit Grants

CHEFA’s Annual Nonprofit Forum provides our Grant clients with timely topics for discussion.

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CHEFA FY 2023 Nonprofit Grant Program Update

The FY 2023 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program is currently in the LOI review stage. All LOI applicants will be notified of a decision to move forward with a full application or declination by February 1, 2023.

If your organization is asked to move forward with a full application, those will be due on March 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM. The CHEFA Grant Committee will review those applications in May 2023 and announcements of awards or declinations will be made shortly thereafter.

CHEFA expects to announce the opening of the FY 2024 Nonprofit Grant Program RFP for LOI on our website and the CT Council for Philanthropy website late in October 2023.

Contact Betty Sugerman Weintraub, Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach for More Information
BWEINTRAUB@CHEFA.COM or (860) 761-8428

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. In addition, many of the programs funded by these grants will be conducted in multiple counties, and statewide. Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach stated “CHEFA continues to provide vital support to Connecticut nonprofit organizations. Our grants for both capital expenditures and program grants are making a meaningful difference for residents of the state.”

“As we continue to celebrate 20 years of the CHEFA Grant Program we are proud to assist these important organizations with their fundamental work. The grants represent investments in our core priority sectors at a critical time.”

Jeanette W. Weldon, CHEFA Executive Director

CHEFA’s Board of Directors voted at their May 18th Board Meeting to award,
$1,007,724 in total funds.

CHEFA’s Grant Program was established in 2002 and has provided more than $42 million dollars since inception to CT nonprofit organizations supporting capital projects/purchases, and programs.

CHEFA is one of the only funders providing grants statewide in Connecticut and funds both program and capital project grants.

FY 2022 Nonprofit
Grant Award Recipients

Contact Betty Sugerman Weintraub, Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach for More Information
BWEINTRAUB@CHEFA.COM or (860) 761-8428

Grant Management System Link

Are you looking for the link to our Grant Management System to submit a report?  If so, please call or email Betty at the email/phone number listed above and she will send you the link.  If Betty is not available please email Rebecca Hrdlicka at for assistance. 

See below for FY 2020 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Awards Recipients.

Grant Recipients

FY 2020 Nonprofit
Grant Award Recipients

FY 2019 Nonprofit
Grant Awards