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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 2022 Nonprofit Grant Program Update

The FY 2022 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program is closed and in the review process for selected applicants. This group of applicants will be notified of Board of Director decisions by mid-late May 2022.

If you are seeking information about the FY 2023 nonprofit Grant Program, please check this website in late October for the release of the RFP.

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. 

CHEFA Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Connecticut Healthcare, Education, Childcare and Cultural Organizations for FY 2020 Nonprofit Grant Cycle

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 be conducted in multiple counties, and three, statewide. Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Grant Program Manager stated, “the grant awards demonstrate CHEFA’s ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse group of organizations that provide vital services in communities throughout our State.” 

Jeanette W. Weldon, CHEFA Executive Director stated, “we are proud to assist these important organizations with their vital work. The grants represent investments in our four core priority sectors at a critical time.” 

CHEFA’s Board of Directors voted at their April Board Meeting to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although the FY 2020 Nonprofit Grants were submitted prior to the crisis, CHEFA will offer awarded organizations the option to convert their grant funds to general operating support.  In addition, the grant period will be eighteen months vs. twelve months and grant reporting timeframes will each be extended by six months. 

For the FY 2020 Nonprofit Grant Program, CHEFA received 162 Letters of Interest. This represent a 41% increase in applications, up from 115 in FY 2019. Ultimately, 45 organizations submitted applications 

CHEFA’s Nonprofit Grant Program was established in 2002 and has provided more than $15.5 million dollars since inception to CT nonprofit organizations supporting capital projects/purchases, and programs.  In total, CHEFA’s three grant programs (Client, Nonprofit, and Targeted) have distributed over $34 million dollars to CT organizations. 

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

See below for FY 2020 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Awards Recipients.

Grant Recipients

FY 2020 Nonprofit
Grant Award Recipients

FY 2019 Nonprofit
Grant Awards