Apply For A Grant

The YWL proudly supports many local charitable organizations and volunteer agencies through funding and service. For the upcoming 2019-2020 cycle we are focusing on children, with the theme Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Future.  With this slogan we aim to focus on projects and programs impacting children in the community.  We think kids can encompass a broad array of issues, from nutrition to education, to mental and physical well being just to name a few.  If you believe this theme aligns with certain project(s) being pursued by your organization, we encourage you to submit an application for funding.

We ask you to be as detailed as possible with respect to specific needs and their related costs.  The criteria we use to evaluate applications includes the following:

  • How well the application fits within the theme Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Future
  • The general stability and quality of the organization seeking funding from the YWL.
  • The overall impact of the proposed project. Data on past success rates, number of people who will be helped etc. is always useful. 

We welcome both large and small requests. Grants are awarded with the stipulation that the money must be spent in full within one year of receipt. The YWL Charity Research Committee will meet in the fall of 2019 to begin our evaluation process. We will decide final appropriations after our year-end fundraiser in late May 2020. Funds will be distributed in June 2020 and all applicants will be notified of our decision at that time.  Please note that we only fund program costs, we do not fund general overhead/operating costs. 

The application deadline is August 1, 2019.  A copy of the application can be found here.

Lindsay Burns

Charity Research Chairperson

Young Women's League of New Canaan, Inc. -- P.O. Box 981, New Canaan, CT 06840

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