Our Mission

Our Mission is to invest in programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents, promote the economic development and well-being of neighborhoods and support the educational and developmental needs of children and youth, with special emphasis given to programs and services in low-income areas.


People's United Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities served by People's United Bank.

Learn more about our
giving guidelines
strategic focus.

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The next application period will open July 1 - July 31, 2018.

To help you prepare for your grant application, please refer to the sample questions.

As part of the grant application you will be required to select a minimum of 3 outcome measures. To assist you in identifying the appropriate outcomes for your program, please refer to the Outcome Measurement Reference Guide.

Please note, beginning October 1, 2017, PUCF will be changing its grant cycle periods.

If you are a past grant recipient, please refer to the chart below to determine when your organization is eligible to reapply.

Previous Application Deadline Previous Grant Payments Transition to New Cycle New Open Application Period New Payment Date
October 1 February ----------> November 1 -November 30, 2017 March 2018
February 1 June ----------> March 1 - March 31, 2018 July 2018
June 1 October ----------> July 1 – July 31, 2018 November 2018

Final Report

If you are a previous recipient and have not submitted a report for your 2016 grant, you will be required to submit a summary report before reapplying for a new grant. Please use this PUCF Progress Report Template and attach it to your new grant application.

Due to a new grants management system, each organization applicant will be required to create a new account. You will then receive a validation email. Once you've validated your account you will need to come back to this web page and click the "Apply Now" button again to return to the grant application portal.

To submit a request, please click "START A NEW APPLICATION" below.
Start a New Application

To access and resume an in-progress application click "ACCESS IN-PROGRESS APPLICATION" below. Note: Do not click "Start a New Application” to resume a saved application.
Access In-Progress Application

If you are having trouble locating your saved application or if it appears that the information you saved in your application is missing, follow this troubleshooting guide.