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FY 2024 Nonprofit Grant Program Update

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) is currently reviewing applications from selected nonprofit organizations for the FY 2024 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program. We expect to notify all applicants by May 17th of the Board decisions.

The FY 2025 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program is anticipated to open in late October 2024 with a Letter of Interest process (LOI). Please check our website in the early Fall for exact dates.

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

Grant awards are subject to funding availability.

For additional information please reach out to Betty Sugerman Weintraub, Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach at 860.761.8428 or

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

June 1, 2023-The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants through its FY 2023 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program. The grants were made in the education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural sectors. Grants were made for both program and capital expenditures.

The eighteen awards provide grants to entities throughout Connecticut. Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach stated “CHEFA is one of the only statewide funders in Connecticut and one of the only funders providing both capital and program grants. For over twenty years, CHEFA grants have provided vital support to Connecticut nonprofit organizations. Our grants are making a meaningful difference for residents of the state.”

“The grants represent investments in our four core priority sectors that every day are meeting the needs of residents throughout Connecticut. CHEFA’s support of the Nonprofit community through grants, tax-exempt bonds and loans, and other financing continues to provide resources to essential organizations working to solidify the fabric of our state.”

Jeanette W. Weldon, CHEFA Executive Director

CHEFA’s Board of Directors voted at their May 17th Board Meeting to award $1,007,453 representing a significant commitment to the nonprofit community. In addition, the Board had previously voted to dedicate $100,000, of the overall funds available to be awarded, to the Cultural sector, a new initiative meant to provide specific support to a vital sector spurring economic activity throughout CT.

The awards come at a time that the nonprofit community is seeing an end to some of the pandemic-era funding that has supported their programming and operations.

CHEFA’s Grant Program was established in 2002 and has provided more than $46 million dollars since inception to CT nonprofit organizations.

FY 2023 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