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Targeted Grant Program

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CHEFA Awards $650,000 Under Groundbreaking Enterprise Capital Initiative

February 1, 2024 – The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded $650,000 in grants through its FY 2024 CHEFA Targeted Grant-Enterprise Capital Initiative.

CHEFA has committed to providing $250,000 in Enterprise Capital philanthropic support in 2024-2025 so that All Our Kin, an organization that trains, supports, and sustains home-based early childhood educators, can make its services accessible to many more providers, including those residing in the most rural parts of the state. CHEFA also committed $400,000 in Enterprise Capital philanthropic support to Freedom Reads, a Hamden-based non-profit dedicated to building “freedom libraries” in every correctional facility throughout the country, starting right here in Connecticut.

This grant marks a significant step forward in philanthropic innovation, representing the first-of-its-kind grant funding in Connecticut. Unlike traditional grants, the Enterprise Capital Grant is designed to provide long-term, flexible capital to support an organization’s sustainability and statewide expansion efforts. It underscores CHEFA’s dedication to fostering equitable opportunities for all Connecticut residents. Read more about these initiatives in the associated media, linked below:

All Our Kin

$250,000 grant award

Expanding Proven Model for Raising Family Child Care Quality Statewide

Read the All Our Kin / CHEFA joint press release

Freedom Reads

$400,000 grant award

Expansion of Freedom Read’s Work in Connecticut Prisons

Read the news article from CT Insider

CHEFA is proud of the impact and commitment these awards make to our community. CHEFA’s Grant Program was established in 2002 and has provided more than $49 million dollars since its inception to CT nonprofit organizations.

Previous Targeted Grant Awards

FY 2023 Targeted Grant Program Health Equity Awards

FY 2023 CHEFA Targeted Grant Awards

FY 2022 CHEFA Targeted Grant Awards

Grant Management System

Are you looking for the link to our Grant Management System to file a report? If so, please email for the link or email Rebecca Hrdlicka at for assistance. 

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