THE IMMIGRANT SUCCESS FUND – SPRING 2022 GRANT CYCLE
Grant Making Priorities
The Immigrant Success Fund’s (ISF) Spring 2022 grant cycle will open on/around January 15, 2022. These grants are for a maximum amount of $25,000. The Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) is committed to responding to the needs of the immigrant community. Based on information collected from the immigrant community, applications addressing the following immigrant family needs will be prioritized.
• Affordable housing;
• English language skills (including, but not limited to, educational advocacy for non-English speaking students and their parents, and/or an effective or sustainable way to provide translation services to the immigrant community);
• Access to healthcare (including mental health and dental care);
• Low-cost childcare; and
• Job training (including budgeting and home financial management skills)
Applications that do not address the above priorities may still be considered for funding. Applicants that do not have current funding from the foundation may be prioritized. Also, priority may also be given to applications that address intervention, services, advocacy, or needs that are shown to be evidence-based, time-sensitive, and/or sustainable.
Organizations with an open grant with FCCF (i.e., have not submitted a final report for a current grant) are not eligible to apply unless the open grant is a COVID-19 Resiliency Fund grant, Fund for Women and Girls Small Grant, ISF Responsive Grant, or ISF ESL Grant. Unfortunately, the ISF Spring 2022 grant cycle cannot provide support for direct legal representation. Also, please note that fundraising events do not qualify for support.
Starting January 15, 2022, please use the link below to log on to our online grant application system. If your organization does not have an account please click on the “Create New Account” option.
There is a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for the ISF Spring 2022 grant cycle. After successful completion of the eligibility questionnaire, organizations seeking an ISF Spring 2022 grant should complete and submit an LOI. After reviewing the LOIs, FCCF will determine if the request is aligned with our result area, “All Fairfield County immigrants are healthy, stable, secure, integrated, and empowered to achieve self-identified goals” and the priorities listed above. If so, organizations will be invited to submit a full application.
The LOI submission deadline is 30 days from the date the grant cycle opens. The Immigrant Success Fund encourages the submission of LOIs and applications as soon as possible because submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The entire process can take up to a few months or more.
FCCF may schedule a comprehensive phone or video conference with applicants. Additional requests for information or documentation may be required. In order to expedite the review process and in light of COVID-19 concerns, site visits may or may not be conducted.
Organizations that have been declined at the LOI or application phase may re-apply 45 days post-denial.
Please review the application instructions thoroughly before beginning the application process. And please review this information prior to submitting an LOI because much of this information is not contained in the LOI form.
Please note that funding for successful applications will not be released until June 2022.
Please direct any questions you may have to both Luis Guzman – Director of the Immigrant Success Fund – at email@example.com and Rebecca Cordero – Senior Associate, Field of Interest Funds – at firstname.lastname@example.org.