How to Apply

Once you have satisfied all of our eligibility requirements, reviewed our guidelines and funding priorities, and checked our application deadlines, please submit the items listed below.

Remember: If you have received a grant from us in the past, you must submit a final report to us before a new grant proposal will be considered. Final Report link is here: final report.

There is a two-step process to submit your application to NewAlliance Foundation.

Step One

Complete the on-line Application Coversheet prior to the application deadline. Click the submit button at the bottom of the form. This action generates an email, with an attached PDF file, to the Contact Person listed on your form. Many emails are getting caught in spam filters, so if you do not receive the form soon after submission, please check your spam filter. Open the PDF attached to the email, print and sign the form, and attach it to your hard copy application as your Application Coversheet.

Your completed grant application must include the answers to the narrative questions, your budget pages, your board list, a copy of your IRS 501.c3 designation letter, and the top page of your most recently filed 990 form, with the Application Coversheet placed on top. This is not submitted electronically, but must be either postmarked on the application deadline date or hand delivered to our office by 5:00pm on the application deadline date. Requests received after the application deadline will be deferred to the next review cycle. There will be no exceptions.

Application Coversheet is here.

Step Two:

Assemble for your hand delivered or post marked application, in the following order, one copy of each of the following items:

Answers to Narrative Questions:  Do not exceed two pages of text for your narrative questions and use a size 12 font or greater. Keep a minimum one inch margin on all four sides of your paper and repeat the question at the start of your answer.

The Narrative Questions are here.

Organization Operating Budget or Specific Program Budget (Budget Sample Form Here) . If you are applying for General Operating Support, submit your operating budget for your last completed fiscal year. Please do not submit your audit. If you are applying for a Project/Program Grant, Sponsorship, or Capital Grant, include the current budget associated with the specific request. List your corporate and foundation funders individually by name, and whether funds are confirmed or pending (attach separate page, if needed). The budget form we have created for you can be used as a template or guideline to help you organize your budget. You may use your own format; as long as it is clear and easily understandable.

Board of Directors list. Please include names, professional affiliations, and length of service on board.

Copy of IRS Tax Determination Letter (501.c3). This is a copy of the letter you received from the IRS stating that your organization meets the requirements for Federal tax exempt status. You are eligible to apply to us 12 months from the date of this letter.

Top page of your last filed Form 990. 

Given the large number of requests received throughout the year, only proposals that contain all the required material and supporting documents as listed above will be reviewed. Incomplete requests will not be considered.

Completed applications and required documents should be loose pages fastened with a binder clip or large paper clip. Please do not submit your application with double-sided copies, staples, bindings, booklets, plastic sleeves or folders, and do not put blank spacing pages between sections of your application.

The final decision on all grant proposals rests with the Board of Directors of the NewAlliance Foundation. The Board meets twice a year, in March and September, to determine grant awards. You will be notified by email, within a week of the board meeting, as to the status of your request.

You may want to read Frequently Asked Questions and/or Tips & Suggestions before developing and submitting your application.

Submit Your Application To:

Maryann Ott, Executive Director
NewAlliance Foundation
195 Church Street, 7th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Questions are welcome and should be directed to:

LaKisha Jordan, Director of Programs
(203) 859-6555

Susan Burlingame, Administrative Assistant
(203) 859-6543