In addition to our regular grantmaking, the Foundation also has special funds that solicit applications throughout the year.
Newton C. and Elsie B. Brainard Fund
The Brainard Fund supports qualified individuals or their spouses experiencing financial hardship due to substantial healthcare bills incurred through a serious or chronic illness.
To find out if you are eligible for Brainard Fund support:
- Download the brochure (PDF) to learn more about qualifications for support.
- Call 2-1-1 and ask about the Brainard Fund to find out if your healthcare provider is involved in this program. There are 12 participating agencies. If you are eligible, you will receive guidance on next steps for applying for assistance.
Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund
This fund supports nonprofits in the Greater Hartford region in the areas of education, elder and health care. In addition, the fund supports summer youth programs with an application deadline of March 15th. For eligibility criteria, interested organizations should contact Sally Weisman, director of development.
H. Louise Ruddell Charitable Fund
This fund supports nonprofit programs and services that benefit the citizens of Manchester, CT as well as institutions working for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Grants are made for a broad range of civic needs in the areas of education, recreation and health. Applications are due by the end of the year, with a decision typically made in early spring. For eligibility criteria and application procedures, interested organizations should contact Dawn Grant, program officer.
Natale and Norma Sestero Fund
This fund supports nonprofit programs and services that benefit the citizens of Glastonbury, CT. Grants are made for a broad range of community needs. The deadline for applications is typically in the fall of each year. For eligibility criteria and application procedures, interested organizations should contact Dawn Grant, program officer.
Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund
This fund supports nonprofits serving the residents of Suffield, CT. Grants are made for projects that will address basic needs or improve the quality of life for residents in Suffield. The deadline for submission is February 5. For eligibility criteria and application procedures, interested organizations should contact Betty Ann Grady, development officer.