Grant Awards

The Foundation operates two grant cycles per year with deadlines of March 15 and September 15. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must be working with those impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School. NSHCF Grant Application. Past grant awards are listed here.

Fall 2017 Grant Awards

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $75,000

  • To support on-going capacity buildling

Spring 2017 Grant Awards

Newtown Public Schools – $52,000

  • To support Project Adventure ($27,000)
  • To support the Recovery Grants Specialist ($25,000)

Town of Newtown – $20,000

  • To support a care navigator position for 12/14/12 related services within the Town Center for Support & Wellness.

Resiliency Center of Newtown & Embrace Hope – $4,800

  • To support a joint summer program for youth impacted by 12/14/12.

Newtown Youth & Family Services – $26,700

  • To provide matching grant support for 12/14/12 VOCA related services.

Fall 2016 Grant Awards

Ben’s Lighthouse – $15,000

  • To support organizational capacity building.

NYA – $8,450

  • To support strategic planning of a Newtown Playmaker initiative.

Heart 9/11 – $50,000

  • To support the pilot of the HEART SMART program within the Newtown Police Department.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $42,250

  • To support summer 2017 programming and staff related costs for treatment and center operations.

Sandy Hook School Wellness Initiative – $1,800

  • To provide a weekly trauma informed yoga program to Sandy Hook School staff.

School Based Health Center (Newtown Middle School) – $9,000

  • To support expanded hours for mental health support for students impacted by 12/14/12.

 Spring 2016 Grant Awards

Newtown Public Schools – $25,000

  • To support a grant writer for the school system to sustain 12/14 related services.

Bannerstone Consulting – $9,750

  • To support capacity building for grantees and strategic support for the leadership in the community.

  Fall 2015 Grant Awards

 Ben’s Lighthouse – $16,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue offering services to the community.

Embrace Hope – $15,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer Equine Assisted Therapy to those impacted by the tragedy.

Family & Children’s Aid (FCA) – $35,000

  • To support additional trauma training of staff working with clients impacted by 12/14/12.

Heart 9/11 – $40,000

  • To support the final phase of program implementation with the Newtown PD.

Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) – $44,762

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer services to those impacted by the tragedy.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $45,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer services to those impacted by the tragedy.

Bannerstone Consulting – $8,000

  • To support capacity building for grantees and strategic support for the leadership in the community.

Town of Newtown – $50,000

  • To support a care navigator position for 12/14/12 related services within the Town Department of Social Services.

 Winter 2015 Grant Awards

The Tapping Solution Foundation, Inc.$7,500

  • To support for the continuation of the trauma mastery training program for clinicians who are working with those in the community who are experiencing complex trauma & PTSD.

Newtown Youth Academy, Inc. & Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. (FCA) – $4,895

  • To support for 3 six week Life is Good Playmaker groups.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $18,000

  • To support for Camp Creativity & Positive Discipline courses.

Ben’s Lighthouse – $9,818

  • To support the summer Scratch Mentoring Program.

The Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers – $20,000

  • To support the December 2 & 3, 2015 conference and community events with Dr. Bruce Perry.

Newtown Kindness – $800

  • To support Charlotte’s Free Lemonade aimed at encouraging community connections, kindness, and giving back.

The Avielle Foundation, Inc. – $20,000

  • To support Brain Health First Aid trainings and discussions in Newtown and support implementation of social/emotional learning programs.

Professional Development Series – $12,577

  • To provide, in partnership with the Newtown Recovery & Resiliency Team, professional development series re: complex PTSD, complicated/prolonged grief, and compassion fatigue to service providers working with those most impacted.

Spring 2014 Grant Awards

 The Tapping Solution Foundation, Inc. – $16,500

  • To support a public and professional trauma education series, PTSD training for professionals, and support training and supervision of licensed mental health professionals in EFT/Tapping for trauma mastery.

 Wheeler Clinic, Inc. – $15,900

  • To conduct a training of all teachers in the Newtown Public Schools on Youth Mental Health First Aid (completed 11/2014).

 Northwest AHEC – $7,600

  • To conduct Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings for private school staff and community members.

 TOTAL GRANT AWARDS TO DATE   –  $651,352