Grants are available to nonprofits serving the Valley

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that serve its five-town region covering Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Oxford.

Grant amounts, application deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by grant process, with details and applications available online at

The VCF distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year.

Information session on Thursday

Grant-seekers are encouraged to attend an informational orientation session about the types of competitive grants available on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth St., Derby.

Participants will learn the criteria required for applications and the timelines for submission for VCF's community grants (application due March 7), sponsorships (open year-round), responsive grants (application due March 28), and revolving response grants (open year-round) processes.

More detailed workshop offered

An additional workshop for responsive grants and revolving response grants is scheduled for Feb. 27 for those who want more in-depth guidance on completing the application.

Registration is required for all sessions; for more information and to register, contact Beth Colette at 203-751-9162 or