Program Grant

From American Savings Foundation

The American Savings Foundation is a broad-based funder with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth and families. Their three priorities areas are education, human services and arts & culture in the regions of New Britain and Waterbury.

Type of Support


The American Savings Foundation funds organizations and programs that focus on the needs of children, youth, and families.  Our three priorities areas are education, human services and arts & culture. With a primary focus in New Britain and Waterbury, program grants support direct services where our funding can make a measurable impact, especially for those with the greatest need.

The Foundation considers support for established programs that have been demonstrated to make a meaningful difference in the community and in the lives of those they serve. We also consider funding for new, innovative programs that fill an unmet need in the community, and where there is evidence of broad local support. We are interested in funding collaborative programs, and also in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the community.


Organization's Location
Program Location
CT (New Britain, Waterbury)
Organization Type
  • With very few exceptions, we do not fund:
    • General operating support or unrestricted grants
    • Primary or secondary schools—public, private independent, or parochial—or colleges and universities
    • Funding to replace municipal, state or federal funding
    • If your request is for any of the above purposes, we strongly encourage you call the Foundation before submitting an application.
  • We encourage first-time grant seekers to call or email the Foundation to discuss a potential grant.


Political advocacy and lobbying
Religious institutions, except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community at-large
Annual campaigns
Endowment funds
Travel (e.g. sports teams, field trips)
Event sponsorships (e.g. golf, galas)
Private Foundations
Scholarship programs operated by schools or other nonprofit organizations
not specified


You may submit applications every year.
Required Attachments
Project Budget
Organizational Budget
Form 990
Audited Financial Statement
Board List
Contact info
(860) 827-2556
American Savings Foundation, 1 Liberty Square, First Floor, New Britain, CT 06051