Projects Supported by the
Quinnipiac River Fund
The Quinnipiac River Fund
The fund is designed to benefit the community through the
promotion of projects focuses on research, public access, land
use planning, land acquisition, habitat restoration, advocacy,
and education on the Quinnipiac River and New Haven Harbor.
The Fund supports projects that will help to improve both the
quality and our understanding of the Quinnipiac River, New Haven
Harbor and it's surrounding water sheds.
Non-profit organizations that are tax exempt, charitable and
educational in purpose, or individuals sponsored by such
organizations, are eligible for funds. Generally, the Foundation
makes grants to 501 (c)(3) organizations.
Grants are made for future, planned expenditures and are not to be
used to cover deficits or previously incurred obligations. Funds
are not given for existent overhead costs. Funds are granted for
one year . If additional time is needed, the Foundation may consider
subsequent request for renewal support based upon project evaluation.
In 1994, the Foundation gave out over fifty-five thousand dollars in grants.
These grants were awarded to organizations woth projects focused on
improving the Quinnipiac River. Generally, individual grants will
not exceed $5,000.
The Fund may be use to research the ecology of the Quinnipiac River
and New Haven Harbor; study the pollution in these water bodies;
improve the health of these waterbodies, remediation, land acquistion
for conservation purposes or improved access, public education, and
advocacy purposes other than litigation. This list is meant to be
illustrative, and not exclusive of any potential projects.
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