Grant Information

SFFEA’s Approach

The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts (“SFFEA”) makes grants to organizations in support of programs that serve a range of ages from Pre-K through young adult. Grants are directed at new initiatives, program support and expansion, and capacity building. SFFEA aims to support ideas that might be difficult to fund otherwise and seeks to leverage its grant making by focusing on opportunities that help organizations increase the populations they serve, broaden their effectiveness and impact, and improve financial sustainability. SFFEA does not generally make grants to endowments or for general operating support.

Additionally, in April 2021, SFFEA launched a quick grants initiative to increase funding for the foundation’s mission to support learning, enrichment, and inspiration for economically underserved children and youth. This program makes grants of up to $10,000 to organizations for general operating, program, and scholarship support, with an emphasis on smaller organizations where this level of funding is meaningful.  These quick grants are national in scope with a focus on Connecticut. SFFEA expects to continue this funding initiative on an ongoing basis.

SFFEA considers funding opportunities on an invitation-only basis and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut Science Center

2022 Grants

Grant Total $2,198,645
Quicks Grants are Denoted with *
READy for the Grade programs are Denoted with **

Adam J. Lewis Academy (CT)*
All Our Kin, Inc. (CT)*
American Dance Festival (NC)*
American Museum of Natural History (NY)*
Artists Collective (CT)*
Arts for Learning Connecticut, Inc. (CT)
Arts Ignite – formerly ASTEP (NY)*
Bloomingdale School of Music, Inc. (NY)*
Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (CT)*
Bridgeport Public Education Fund Inc. (CT)*
Building One Community, Inc. (CT)
Cardinal Sheehan Center, Inc. (CT)*
Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association, Inc. (CT)*
Children of Promise NYC (NY)
Children’s Literacy Foundation (VT)*
Children’s Village, Inc. (NY)
Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts (OH)*
Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (National)*
Community Learning Center Institute (OH)*
Concrete Safaris (NY)*
Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, Inc. (CT)
Connecticut Audubon Society, Inc. ‐ Center at Pomfret (CT)*
Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (CT)*
Connecticut Children’s Museum (CT)*
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CT)
Connecticut Humanities Council (CT)
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CT)*
Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CT)*
Connecticut Science Center, Inc. (CT)
Connecticut Storytelling Center, Inc. (CT)
Connect‐Us (CT)*
Danbury Grassroots Academy (CT)*
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (CT)*
Discovering Amistad, Inc. (CT)
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (VT)*
Elm Shakespeare Company (CT)*
Felix Organization ‐ Adoptees for Children, Inc. (NY)*
Fresh Air Fund (NY)*
Frost Valley YMCA (NY)*
Future 5, Inc. (CT)*
Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. (CT)
Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras, Inc. (CT)*
Green Village Initiative (CT)*
Hartford Promise, Inc. (CT)*
Hartford Stage Company (CT)
Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs (CT)*
Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc. (CT)*
Horizons at Ethel Walker School, Inc. (CT)*
Horizons at Norwalk Community College (CT)*
Horizons Bridgeport, Inc. (CT)
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc. (CT)
Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc. (CT)
Inner City Youth Opportunities (OH)*
Intempo Organizations, Inc. (CT)*
Inter District Committee for Project Oceano (CT)*
Kids Empowered by Your Support, Inc. (CT)*
Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. (CT)
Leadership Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (CT)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (NY)*
Lutz Children’s Museum (CT)
McGivney Community Center, Inc. (CT)*
Montshire Museum of Science (VT)*
Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock) (CT)
Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. (CT)
National Museum of Mathematics (NY)
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (CT)*
New Haven Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. (CT)**
New Haven Reads Community Book Bank, Inc. (CT)*
New Haven Symphony Orchestra Inc. (CT)*
New York City Center (NY)*
New‐York Historical Society (NY)
Niantic Children’s Museum (CT)
Norwalk Symphony Society (CT)*
Norwalk/Stamford Grassroots Tennis & Education (CT)*
Opening Act, Inc. (NY)
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (CT)*
Person to Person (CT)*
Prep for Prep (NY)*
Project Music (CT)*
Providence Children’s Museum (RI)*
Reach Out and Read, Inc. (CT)
REACH Prep (CT)*
Read to Grow, Inc. (CT)
Sea Research Foundation, Inc. (CT)
Solar Youth (CT)*
SoundWaters, Inc. (CT)
Student Sponsor Partnership, Inc. (NY)
Talladega College (AL)
Teach for America, Inc. ‐ Connecticut (CT)
TEAK Fellowship (NY)
The Caleb Group, Inc . (CT)
The Children’s Museum Inc. (CT)*
The Girls Scouts of Connecticut (CT)*
The Literary Classics of the US Inc. (NY)*
The Open Door Shelter, Inc. (CT)*
The Vivian Beaumont Theater, Inc. (NY)*
Town of Windham (CT)**
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Inc. (CT)
Westport Country Playhouse (CT)*
Wheels to Learning (CT)
Windham County 4‐H Foundation, Inc. (CT)*

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Updated February 2023