Bruce N. Griffing Trust

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Mission

To benefit organizations dedicated to serving youth in the cities of Derby and Shelton, Connecticut.

Application deadlines

March 15

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Health
Human services

States served

Connecticut

Geographic limitations

Derby and Shelton, Connecticut

Types of support

Focuses on the youth in the cities of Derby and Shelton, Connecticut.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Bruce N. Griffing Trust is dedicated to making grants to qualified charitable organizations benefiting youth in the cities of Derby and Shelton, Connecticut.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Limitations

The trust typically does not fund requests for:

  • General operating support
  • Endowments
  • Individuals
  • Political activities
  • Loans
  • Fundraising events including dinners, benefits, and athletic events

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for support of programs or projects targeting early childhood development.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $7,500
Average number of grants per year: 5

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by March 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs each May.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by May for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

Bruce N. Griffing grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut. When he passed away in the early 1930’s, this perpetual trust was created under the terms of his Last Will and Testament. Mr. Griffing’s desire to help children and youth in his community led him to create the trust to benefit organizations dedicated to serving youth in the cities of Derby and Shelton. Youth organizations in this area have appreciated his generosity since 1933, and will continue to benefit for many years to come.