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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 Announces FY 2023 Nonprofit Grant Program Letter of Interest

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) announces it will open the FY 2023 Nonprofit Grant Program RFP for Letters of Interest (LOI) on October 27, 2022. The LOI process will be open through December 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Please note days and times on your calendar in order to ensure LOI submission within the deadline.

Organizations whose mission statement AND the capital project or program are related to CHEFA’s four grantmaking priorities of childcare, culture, education, and healthcare (as determined by CHEFA in its sole discretion) are invited to submit a Letter of Interest for grant amounts between $5,000-$75,000 and projects/programs effective during the time period of approximately June 30, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

Please Note: CHEFA does not fund Basic Human Needs (food/soup kitchen/pantries; shelter/housing, etc.)

To access the RFP for Letter of Interest on or after October 27, 2022 please go to the CHEFA website “Grant Programs” tab, Nonprofit page.

Grant awards are subject to funding availability.

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 Kara Stuart 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