Apply For A Grant

The YWL proudly supports many local charitable organizations and volunteer agencies through funding and service. For the upcoming 2018-2019 cycle we are focusing on health, with the theme Healthy Together, Stronger Together.  With this slogan we aim to focus on projects and programs impacting health issues in the community.  We think health can encompass a broad array of issues, from nutrition to mental health to certain environmental and housing matters 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 Healthy Together, Stronger Together.
  • The general stability and quality of the organization seeking funding from the YWL.
  • How the proposed project(s) impacts the community.  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 2018 to begin our evaluation process. We will decide final appropriations after our year-end fundraiser in late May 2019. Funds will be distributed in June 2019 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, 2018.  A copy of the application can be found here.


Simrin Parmar
Charity Research Chairperson


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

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