A Discussion for Funders of Early Childhood and K-12 Education
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Meriden
Audience: Staff and trustees from grantmaking organizations
Contact: Deb Werner at 860-525-5585 or
conversation among a small group of grantmakers on funds available
through the Stimulus Package ― specifically the Investing in Innovation
(i3) Fund in the Department of Education, potential applications from
Connecticut organizations, and what role foundations might play ―
increased our awareness of the difficulty in getting a handle on all the
potential opportunities and about how to respond.
funding is available on a competitive basis for early childhood, K—12,
capacity building, social innovation and other areas. Some of the
competitions require matches and others do not. For those with match
requirements, the match commitment must be in place before the
application is submitted.
colleagues to learn, share and discuss:
What are the match requirements for these innovation awards and
where are there opportunities without matches?
What role can funders play in helping to identify potential
candidates in Connecticut and/or help with preparing applications?
What are the priorities for Connecticut and for individual funders?
How many matches can Connecticut philanthropies commit to?
What are the conversations we need to have internally in our own
organizations and together?
conversation will provide better understanding on how funders can best
make their own decisions and how they can help potential grantees in
their efforts to make the most of the myriad opportunities before them.