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Bringing community-led projects to life across Connecticut

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Sustainable CT's Community Match Fund is an innovative program that provides fast, flexible funding and support for engaging your community on wide-ranging sustainability projects. Anyone in a Sustainable CT registered municipality can participate and eligible projects will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds from Sustainable CT. Have a great idea to make your community more equitable, sustainable, and vibrant? We want to hear about it!

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Crowdfund for Sustainability - we'll match what you raise!

Help make your community more sustainable, healthy, and vibrant. Whether you’re dreaming of more green spaces, solar for public spaces, greenways for biking and walking, murals and other public art, green jobs programs, or community gardens, the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund can help make your idea a reality. We’ll work with you to develop and run a crowdfunding campaign and will match every donation you receive dollar-for-dollar.

Not a nonprofit or formal organization? No problem! This program was designed with grassroots groups in mind and the team at Sustainable CT is excited to work with anyone to help get their eligible idea off the ground. Individuals and informal groups are strongly encouraged to "Reach Out"

Unlike with traditional funding programs, the Community Match Fund has no traditional grant application, no deadlines, no lengthy review period, and minimal reporting requirements. Projects are assessed and approved based on simple and objective eligibility criteria, irrespective of the person or group proposing the project.

We invite great ideas that provide public benefits to your community. Individual residents, nonprofits, community groups, municipalities, schools, libraries, and anyone else in Sustainable CT registered towns may propose projects and access our matching funds. Apply anytime - we review projects as they are submitted.

Round 1 of the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund invested over $735,000 in 54 community-led projects in 47 cities and towns. Community member donations were doubled by Sustainable CT's match through generous support from the Smart Seed Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Connecticut Green Bank.

Here's a quick look at some of the project areas we support. - "View Past Projects"

  • Energy Efficiency & Renewables
  • Land & Waterbody Conservation
  • Greenways for biking and walking
  • Food Waste Diversion
  • Community Gardens
  • Pollinator Habitats
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Environmental Justice
  • Creating Green Spaces
  • Composting & Recycling
  • Farmers Markets
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Environmental Programs & Education
  • Activating Public Spaces
  • Public Art
  • Sustainable Local Food Networks
  • Tree Plantings
  • Green Jobs Programs

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