Narrative Questions

Before you begin to answer narrative questions, please review the Focus Area Funding Priorities (Arts, Community Development, Health & Human Services, Youth & Education) and select which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your application will address. Be sure to click on the link for each area and read the details of our funding interest to be certain your application will address our priorities.

Next determine the Type of Grant you are seeking and answer the narrative questions that apply to that type of grant.

Keep in mind, NewAlliance Foundation only funds proposals directly addressing needs in the Communities We Serve. Statewide organizations are not eligible for General Operating Grants. If you are an organization serving Connecticut state-wide, you must answer the Program Request narrative questions and provide budget information for your work in the communities we serve ONLY.

Please repeat the question at the start of your answer.

For General Operating Requests:

  1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your organization will address in your application.
  2. Describe the needs of the population you intend to engage, serve or affect with the funds you are requesting.
  3. Explain how the efforts of your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need. You may note if applicable, how the pandemic has impacted your work.
  4. State clearly what you will accomplish with awarded funds and how your target population and/or community will benefit as a result of your work. Be specific.
  5. Describe how you will confirm that you have achieved your stated intention to impact your target population. What methods and/or tools do you plan to use to capture this data to evaluate your success?

For Program Requests:

  1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your organization will address in your application.
  2. Describe the needs of the population you intend to engage, serve or affect with the funds you are requesting.
  3. Explain how the effort of your organization’s program succeeds in addressing the above noted need. You may note if applicable, how the pandemic has impacted your work.
  4. State clearly what you will accomplish with awarded funds and how your target population and/or community will benefit as a result of your program or project. Be specific.
  5. State how you will confirm that you have achieved your stated intention to impact your target population. What methods and tools do you plan to use to capture this data to evaluate your success?

For Sponsorship Requests:

Only organizations located in the Communities We Serve and have missions that fully address our funding priorities are eligible for sponsorship support.

  1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your organization addresses in your work.
  2. Explain how allocated funds raised from the event for which you seek support will help your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need.
  3. Describe the target population you intend to engage and/or affect with the proceeds of your fund raising event and how the money raised will affect your ability to serve that population.
  4. Describe the fund raising event for which you seek a sponsorship grant. Note if you have held this event in the past, and if so, why was it successful enough to repeat again. Note changes or improvements you plan to institute to achieve your goals. If this is the first time you are organizing this event, note why you feel it will be successful, state your goals, and explain how you plan to achieve these goals.
  5. What methods and tools do you plan to use to capture data to evaluate the success of your fund raising event?

For Capital Requests:

Only organizations located in the Communities We Serve and have missions that fully address our funding priorities are eligible for Capital support. 

  1. Under the Focus Area Funding Priority section of our website, determine your focus area, click on your choice, then re-state which NewAlliance Foundation funding priority your organization addresses in your work.
  2. Explain how the efforts of your organization succeed in addressing the above noted need.
  3. Describe what led to your decision to launch this capital campaign.
  4. Describe the capital project for which you are seeking grant support. Note how the project will support and/or expand your ability to carry out your mission to meet the community need stated in Question #2. State the completion date for this project.
  5. List the funds and donors that have been secured to date toward your fund raising goal for this capital project.
  6. What, if any, increase in total operating expenses will occur as a result of this capital project? How will you raise and sustain additional operating funds?