About BCF Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Branford Community Foundation (BCF) grant application process. BCF provides four types of investments into the community:

  1. Competitive Grants: An annual process to review and support organizations and programs that serve the Branford Community. This is our primary funding opportunity through which most of our grant making occurs. Prior to submitting a request, click here to read our grant making policies and procedures.
  2. Emergent Grants: BCF understand that projects and emergencies arise that cannot be accommodated by an annual grant cycle. We reserve a small pool of funding for these types of grant applications, and applicants must clarify why the application was not submitted through the Competitive Grant process.
  3. Sponsorships: BCF is proud to partner with GSB to support organizations serving the Branford community through sponsorship of qualifying events. Sponsorships are a single event (i.e gala, road race, etc) or a series of individual events held by an organization over a given time period, to increase visibility or for fundraising.
  4. Scholarships: Scholarship awards for graduating seniors from Branford High School are reviewed and recommended by the Branford High School Guidance office. Questions about scholarships may be addressed to (203) 315-6730.

If you have questions regarding any of these opportunities, please contact Program Director Jennifer Mullett.

For news about previous grant awards and other investments, click here.


2024 Grant Recipients

  1.  Tail To Paw Animal Support (2024 Vet Care To the Community – $2,000.00)
  2. Branford Compassion Club (Branford Compassion Club Neuter/Spay Program – $1,000.00)
  3. Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance (2024 BACA Operating Expenses – $3,000.00)
  4. Shoreline Arts Alliance (Tassy Walden Workshops for Diverse Voices – $1,000.00)
  5. Stony Creek Museum Inc. (DINO WEEK IN THE CREEK – $4,000.00)
  6. Legacy Theatre (Restoration and Display of Historic Stony Creek Puppet House Puppet – $2,000.00)
  7. Community Dining Room (Operating Expenses – $4,000.00)
  8. Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (Engaging The Branford Community with Literacy Support – $3,000.00)
  9. Women & Family Life Center (Guided Assistance Program 2024 – $6,000.00)
  10. Children in Placement, Connecticut Inc. (2024 Guardian ad Litem Program – $1,500.00)
  11. Feed Branford Kids (2024 Feed Branford Kids Operating Expenses – $8,000.00)
  12. Peace Love and ACCESSability (Educational project-designing to Connecticut police departments – $1,000.00)
  13. SARAH Inc. (2024 Enhanced Enrichment Project – $2,500.00)
  14. Special Olympics Connecticut (Special Olympics Connecticut Central Shoreline local program support – $3,000.00)
  15. East Shore District Health Dept. (2024 Reducing Fecal Contamination in Short Beach Waters – $2,500.00)
  16. Branford Garden Club (Plastic Plant Pots Reduction Education and Sustainable Gardening – $800.00)
  17. Move to Heal CT (Move to Heal 2024 Operating Expenses – $2,000.00)
  18. Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center (Flashboard Bingo – $4,200.00)
  19. BHcare, Inc. (Adult Welcome Center Sponsorship – $2,500.00)
  20. Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc. (Jennifer Cretella – $3,000.00)
  21. The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. (Improvements to the CT Hospice summer swimming pool program for Branford residents – $2,000.00)
  22. Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning (2024 Technology Initiative $ 1,000.00
  23. Shoreline Village CT (Shoreline Village 2024 – $4,000.00)
  24. Read to Grow, Inc. (Supporting childhood literacy in Branford through Books for Kids program & Popcorn and PJs – $2,000.00)
  25. Branford Early Learning Center (2024 Children and Family Resource Guide for Branford Families – $2,500.00)
  26. Society of Nepalese in America (Nepali Language and Culture Class for kids – $2,000.00)
  27. BHS Project Graduation (2024 Branford High Project Graduation – $2,000.00)
  28. Camp Hazen YMCA (2024 Financial Assistance to Support Youth from Branford, CT – $3,000.00)
  29. James Blackstone Memorial Library (2024 Summer Reading Program – $1,600.00)
  30. Soundview Family YMCA c/o Central Connecticut Coast YMCA (2024 Soundview Family YMCA Y Be Fit Youth Program – $2,000.00)
  31. The Cove Center for Grieving Children (2024 Guilford Cove Family Program – $3,750.00)
  32. Soundview Family YMCA (2024 Every Second Grader Learns to Swim – Branford Public Schools – $4,000.00)
  33. Traveling Toys, Inc. (2024 First Toy Lending Library for Children and Teens at the James Blackstone Memorial Library – $2,500.00)
  34. Branford FRC at Indian Neck School (2024 Family-Child Yoga Program – $3,700.00)


Photo by Bill O’Brien