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

2021 Grants

Grant Total $1,421.696
Quick Grants are Denoted with an Asterisk

All Our Kin, Inc. (CT)*
American Dance Festival (NC)*
Artists Collective (CT)*
Artists Striving to End Poverty, Inc. – ASTEP (NY)*
Bloomingdale School of Music, Inc. (NY)*
Bridgeport Public Education Fund Inc. (CT)*
Building One Community (CT)
Cardinal Shehan Center, Inc. (CT)*
Central State University (OH)*
Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association, Inc. a/k/a Charter Oak Cultural Center (CT)*
Children of Promise (NY)
Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts (OH)*
Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, Inc. – New England Air Museum (CT)
Connecticut Audubon Society Inc. – Center at Pomfret (CT)
Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology – ConnCAT (CT)*
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CT)
Connecticut Humanities Council (CT)
Connecticut Science Center (CT)
Connecticut Storytelling Center, Inc. (CT)
Connect-Us, Inc. (CT)
Discovering Amistad, Inc. (CT)
Ethel Walker School – Horizons Program (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)
Green Village Initiative (CT)*
Hartford Promise, Inc. (CT)*
Hartford Stage Company (CT)
Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. (CT)*
Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut, 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 Oceanology (CT)*
Kids Empowered by Your Support, Inc. – KEYS (CT)*
Leadership Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. – LEAP (CT)*
Little Kids Rock, Inc. (CT)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (NY)*
Mississippi Valley State University (MS)*
Mystic Seaport Museum (CT)
National Museum of Mathematics (NY)
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (CT)*
New-York Historical Society (NY)
Niantic Children’s Museum (CT)
Norwalk Symphony Society, Inc. (CT)
Old Sturbridge, Inc. (MA for CT Programs)
Olyer School – Community Learning Center Institute (OH)*
Opening Act, Inc. (NY)
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (CT)*
Prep for Prep (NY)*
Project Music (CT)*
Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, Inc. (CT)*
Reach Out and Read (CT)
REACH Prep (CT)*
Read to Grow, Inc. (CT)
READy for the Grade (CT)
• Support for New Alliance summer reading program in Dayville and New Haven
Sea Research Foundation, Inc. – Mystic Aquarium (CT)
SoundWaters, Inc. (CT)
Student Sponsor Partnership, Inc. (NY)
Talladega College (AL)*
Teach for America, Inc. (CT)
TEAK Fellowship, Inc. (NY)
The Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. (CT)
The Vivian Beaumont Theater, Inc. d/b/a The Lincoln Center Theatre (NY)*
Windham County 4-H Foundation, Inc. (CT)*

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Updated February 2022