Our GrantMaking Process
We believe it is essential to broaden our understanding of community needs and openly scan the state for innovative and impactful youth-led social justice work. Our team is consistently on the ground listening and learning from practitioners in the field. We value our grantee partner’s expertise, feedback and analysis of emerging community needs. We often reach out to grantee partners and community leaders to learn about emerging groups and social justice issues affecting youth in Connecticut. If you are engaged in Youth Led Social Change work that you would like to share with us, please send an introductory email to Program Associate Mercedes MacAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that PFF is currently providing multiyear support to a core group of grantees and is not in a poisition to support new applicants.
Periodically, PFF will release RFP’s for a new grant program or capacity building initiative. Additionally, we offer occasional workshops to youth workers and organizers throughout the year. Stay connected to the latest opportunities by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media.
Engaging in Communication with our Team
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
- A Letter of Inquiry should describe your organization’s mission and youth-led social change program, clearly explain how your efforts align with PFF Guidelines, and detail your specific funding request. Please limit the LOI to no more than two pages.
- We are a small team. Letters of Inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis and our team makes an effort to reply to all inquiries.
- LOIs should be submitted to Program Officer, Amarilis Pullen via email. Please note that submission of an LOI does not guarantee funding; should your organization be invited to apply for funding after submitting an LOI, we will communicate with you in regards to next steps.
Invitation to Apply
The process of learning and developing a mutually-beneficial partnership takes time. PFF makes long-standing commitments with grantee partners and we have limited space to invite new organizations each year. PFF’s Program Officer extends invitations to organizations with the potential to move forward youth-led social change work in Connecticut. All possible invitations to apply for grant opportunities are dependent on our grantmaking priorities and availability of resources.