PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming number of excellent grant proposals, we have exhausted our grant funds for calendar 2013. We are proud of the many programs and projects we have funded this year and are sorry we will be unable to consider other applications until January 2014. Please feel free to apply at that time.
In 2014 we will assess grant requests quarterly.
Through the generous donations from our donors, friends, family, colleagues, we have been able to graciously give to many programs and groups whose works are consistent with the mission of the foundation.
As we are a new Foundation, still building our financial resources, we currently only fund programs (in all three areas—education, chronic illness, and helping those affected by violence), rather than individuals, as this creates the greatest benefit to the most people for the grants awarded.
Awards Request Process
A committee of the Board of Directors reads requests as they are received, assesses them on the basis of their direct relevance to the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION’s goals, prioritizes the requests, and then makes recommendations to the full Board for its approval and endorsement.
Discrimination is not made on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability, but on the merits of the request made (e.g. how it relates to the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION’s mission, who the beneficiaries are, what the expected outcome is, what accountability is planned, how its efficacy will be measured, what other support has been sought and found, etc.).
Grant requests to support causes directly related to the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION’s mission may be made at any time by completing a Grant Request Form available here or by mail from the Petit Family Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Plainville, CT 06062-0310, (860) 479-1436. Applications should be typewritten.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
GE 5K ROAD RACE
RIDE FOR JUSTICE
MICHAELA’S GARDEN PROJECT
Nov 18 - Join the community, contribute to the conversation, and share your thoughts and photos on the Michaela's Garden Facebook Page!
Nov 9 - Photos of Lights of Hope, Cheshire by Chris Gilleylen
Nov 2 - Save The Date - Cheshire Lights of Hope
Oct 19 - For November 3, 2013 - Women Take Flight Invitation
Oct 19 - For November 2, 2013 - Rose Ball Invitation
Oct 11 - Domestic Violence Agency Announces Social Media Awareness Campaign
Oct 2 - Audio--Dr. William Petit on The Talk of Connecticut
The latest photos & videos are here
RECENT GRANTSKlingberg Family Centers
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
New England Air Museum
New Britain Academy for Health Professions
The Children's Museum and Connecticut Invention Convention
Connecticut Science Center
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
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