New Haven, CT

Dear New Haven Grant Seeker,

Thank you for your interest in Carolyn Foundation.

This section of our website provides information you need to assess your potential fit with Carolyn Foundation and how to apply for a grant – please read it carefully. You will learn about our priorities and interests, our exclusive New Haven focus, excluding suburbs, our grant application processes and evaluation criteria. Your understanding of our priorities and processes will help you decide if applying to the Carolyn Foundation is an effective use of your time.

Recent grant cycles have been very competitive. If you still have questions regarding our guidelines and/or your organization’s fit with our priorities, please contact me, Becky Erdahl at 612-596-3279.  Before submitting a proposal, please read all of the tabs in this section, including the FAQs, for important information you will need during the application process.

Application Deadlines:

February 1 – for grants paid in June

August 1 – for grants paid in January

Applications are due by midnight of the due date. We do not accept paper or emailed applications.  If the deadline falls on a weekend, the applications are due by midnight the next business day.


Becky Erdahl, Executive Director