Financial & Fundraising Resources

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Hartford Foundation provides grants for program support for charitable organizations.

The Hartford Foundation’s Nonprofit Support Program provides (1) brief organizational reviews; (2) Technical Assistance Grants; (3) office automation reviews and grants; (4) leadership workshops and training initiatives for non-profit executives; (5) assessments of financial management; and (6) revolving loans.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation offers grants from the Catalyst Endowment Fund and the Community Fund for Women and Girls.

United Way of Connecticut
The United Way’s Training Center conducts training programs and workshops focusing on the professional development of non-profit leaders.

Connecticut Nonprofit Information Network
The Connecticut Nonprofit Information Network maintains a database of more than 150 foundations that support non-profit organizations in the state.

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
Connecticut Nonprofits is a network of over 540 organizations serving as the voice and face of Connecticut’s nonprofit community.

Community Accounting Aid & Services, Inc. (CAAS)
CAAS provides a variety of free accounting, tax and financial services to eligible not-for-profit organizations, individuals and small businesses.

Community Development Resources

The Community Economic Development Fund
The CEDF is an alternative lender that provides financial and technical assistance to small businesses in targeted investment communities. Additionally, CEDF provides grants and assistance to non-profit organizations undertaking community revitalization projects. Information is available by calling (860) 249-3800 or (800) 656-4613.

The Fannie Mae Foundation
The Fannie Mae Foundation makes grants to support community development organizations, primarily focused on housing development, as well as to support research projects. This web site provides access to a wide variety of research and policy publications.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation
LISC provides grants, loans and equity investments to CDCs for neighborhood redevelopment.

The National Congress for Community Economic Development
The NCCED is the national trade association for CDCs and other CED organizations.

The National Community Reinvestment Association
The National Community Reinvestment Association is the national trade association for community reinvestment advocates. It also conducts research and federal policy advocacy.

The National Economic Development and Law Center
The National Economic Development and Law Center is the national backup center for legal services programs working in the area of CED.

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is a national nonprofit focused on research and policy advocacy on issues related to affordable housing.

Connecticut Enterprise Zone Brochure

Connecticut Enterprise Zone Highlights

Connecticut Enterprise Zone Guide

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the federal agency that administers many of the nation’s community development programs.

Organizing Your Board of Directors

This organization is devoted to aiding nonprofit organizations in building effective board of directors.

Internet NonProfit Center


Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
This publication provides information relating to starting a nonprofit organization in Connecticut, discussing how to get started, incorporate and file for tax-exempt status.

Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office

IRS Phone Help Lines

IRS Toll-Free Help Line for Non-Profits: (877) 829 – 5500
IRS Toll-Free Forms and Publications: (800) TAX – FORM