Gawlicki Family Foundation: Grants for the Tri-State Area

OVERVIEW: The Gawlicki Family Foundation provides grants to non-profits to transform innovative ideas into solutions for the community.

IP TAKE: The foundation does not make grants outside the Northeast. Grantseekers working in Connecticut and New England might find an ally in the Gawlicki Foundation.

PROFILE: Established in 2012, the Gawlicki Family Foundation was established by husband and wife and business partners Ted and Mary Gawlicki. The couple launched Corporate Translations, Inc., a Connecticut-based life sciences translation and linguistic validation provider. The foundation provides grants to non-profits to transform innovative ideas into solutions for the community.

The foundation offers grants to Connecticut and New England-based nonprofits committed to transformative change in three focus areas: education, pulmonary health, and municipal and economic development. The foundation’s Education focus area aims to strengthen “academic achievement and equality through STEAM with a focus on underserved populations.” The foundation’s health area focuses on “empowering patients and enhancing health outcomes through intervention, rehabilitation, and patient-centered care.” The foundation also funds programs that support social and economic opportunity in Connecticut communities.

Grants are typically a maximum of $250,000, though projects spanning several years may be larger. Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $1 million. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $1.4 million. Past grantees have included Teach for America, Kent State University, Hospital for Special Care, Saint Francis Hospital, and Real Art Ways, which is “committed to artists and to community.”

The foundation has a May 31st priority deadline. It also accepts grants submitted from June 1st to September 30th. It prioritizes projects that allow grantees to take a giant step forward in achieving their mission, and does not accept requests from organizations outside of the Northeast. The grants application process begins with a screening application.


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The Gawlicki Family Foundation
100 Pearl Street, 14th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103