To date we have awarded over $1.1M  in grants and have supported the following organizations and initiatives:

    • Ben’s Lighthouse
    • Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. School Based Health Center, Newtown Middle School
    • Embrace Hope
    • Family & Children’s Aid
    • Heart of Hope-Newtown Chapter
    • Heart 9/11
    • Lunding/Bannerstone Consulting
    • Newtown Community Center- Playmakers 
    • Newtown Community Center – CMAK Foundation Race4Chase
    • Newtown Kindness
    • Newtown Police Department
    • Newtown Public Schools
    • Newtown Youth Academy (NYA)
    • Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS)
    • Northwest AHEC
    • Recovery & Resiliency Team
    • Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN)
    • The Ana Grace Project
    • The Avielle Foundation
    • The Tapping Solution Foundation
    • Town of Newtown, Center for Support & Wellness
    • Wheeler Clinic

Per our mission, the Foundation provides funding for non-profit organizations that are working to support recovery efforts with groups and individuals impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School on 12/14/12.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation provides funding for 501(c)(3) non-profits, accredited educational institutions/schools, and municipalities working to support continued recovery efforts with those impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School on 12/14/12. The Foundation accepts applications for small grants, under $1,500* on a rolling basis depending on available funding. We choose to invest in the infrastructure of organizations that deliver valuable services to the community. The Foundation is therefore eager to partner with organizations that:

  • Focus and emphasize direct service to those most impacted starting with the families of victims, surviving SHS students and staff, emergency responders, and others suffering traumatic effects from 12/14/12
  • Recognize the importance of connecting individuals and groups to cohesive relationships and who have a record of doing so in the community
  • Actively collaborate with other community organizations to complement services and create a network of support
  • Offer programs and services that are supported by research and best practices in the field of trauma and disaster recovery
  • Make data informed decisions in programming and planning
  • Demonstrate solid sustainability plans

Please contact Executive Director, Lucie Connell for a grant application. Please note that applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding is no longer available. The application review process takes approximately 8 – 10 weeks. 

*grant amounts are subject to change throughout the year.