Grant Details

Rockfall Foundation*

Pete Weiss
deKoven House
27 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457
  • Z Archive November
  • Connecticut
  • Middlesex
  • New London
Maximum Grant Amount
November 9, 2023

The Rockfall Foundation is accepting grant applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, towns, and schools for the annual grant cycle.

Priority Funding Areas:
  • Preservation – work to protect ecosystems, species, and other irreplaceable elements of the region’s natural heritage.
  • Conservation – work to minimize our use of finite natural resources and our negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.
  • Restoration – work to re-establish the healthy functions of an ecosystem or parts of ecosystems.
  • Education – work to foster a stronger awareness and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues.

Programs, projects, or capacity building initiatives within one or more of the Foundation’s priority areas are eligible for funding. Annual grants support both ongoing programs and start-up initiatives. The Foundation’s grants often provide critical seed money and support for groups that do not have large budgets or staff. Ideally, these grants can be leveraged to attract additional funders.

Grant Amount
Grants typically range $1,000 to $5,000, but can be requested in any amount up to $15,000. The available pool in 2024 for all grant awards is $30,000. For grant requests exceeding $5,000, the Grants Committee will often schedule applicant interviews to augment the information provided in the application and may request interviews for other applicants as needed.

All grants require a match of in-kind items, cash, or professional services. Grant requests require at least a 25% match of the amount requested. Hardship exemptions may be allowed at the discretion of the Foundation.

Information Session
An optional, but highly recommended, information session will be held on September 19 at 5:00 pm.
This session is offered in-person and will be held at the deKoven House at 27 Washington Street in Middletown. Please RSVP to attend.

  • Eligible projects are those that support the environment through preservation, conservation, restoration or education.
  • Organizations certified as 501(c)(3) nonprofits, towns, religious institutions and schools are eligible to apply. Prospective applicants may partner with a 501(c)(3) or a municipality, as co-applicants, to comply with this requirement. A letter of agreement of this partnership from the host entity must be included with the application, stating that they agree to be equally responsible for compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Organizations or projects must be based in one of the focus towns: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, or Westbrook. Proposals that focus on the Connecticut River corridor or Long Island Sound will be considered as long as there is a demonstrated impact in at least one of the focus towns.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 11/12/2023
  • Environment

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