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The mission of The Guilford Foundation is to connect people who care with the causes that matter to them, to enrich the quality of life in Guilford; now and for generations to come.

We do this by raising private dollars, pooling those donations, and investing these contributions in an endowment fund. Each year, we use a portion of the income from the endowment fund to grant projects and organizations that work to assist our neighbors and enhance Guilford’s quality of life. Thanks to the generosity of our community, The Guilford Foundation is now able to grant more than $140,000 each year.

Thank you for your interest in the TGF grant application process. TGF provides four types of investments into the community:

1. Competitive Grants: An annual process to review and support organizations and programs that serve the Guilford Community. This is our primary funding opportunity through which most of our grant making occurs. The deadline for submitting an application for a competitive grant is March 11, 2021.

2. Emergent Grants: TGF understand that projects and emergencies arise that cannot be accommodated by an annual grant cycle. We reserve a small pool of funding for these types of grant applications, and applicants must clarify why the application was not submitted through the Competitive Grant process.

3. Sponsorships: TGF considers sponsorship opportunities on a case by case basis, as funding permits. TGF looks to support opportunities that are unique and/or support all of our Guilford Community. Contact Foundation Coordinator Jennifer Mullett for information.

4. Scholarships: Scholarship awards for graduating seniors from Guilford High School are reviewed and recommended by the Guilford High School Counseling Department. Questions about scholarships may be addressed to (203) 453-2741 ext. 1234.

Prior to submitting a request, click here to read our grant making policies and procedures under “Guidelines.”