Sustainable CT Community Match Fund


Sustainable CT's innovative Community Match Fund provides fast, flexible funding and support to implement projects that align with our menu of sustainability actions. Unlike traditional funding programs, the Community Match Fund is focused on decreasing the hurdles faced by community leaders when applying for grants. We're structured to support and amplify grassroots efforts that strive to transform their community, neighborhood, and town for the good. We invite any project that aligns with Sustainable CT's Actions, and is led by individual residents, nonprofits, community groups, municipalities, schools, libraries – anyone in a Sustainable CT-registered town.



Join us for our second

Community Leadership and Action Conference

Saturday, June 24, 10am to 5pm
The Free Center
460 New Britain Ave
Hartford, CT

Project leaders, activists, visionaries and funders will share strategies and ideas to improve the quality of life in the Hartford region.  Our goal is to bring the Community Match Fund closer to leaders and neighborhoods, while providing a platform for turning ideas into initiatives through funding, support and action. Lunch provided.  Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY.


The Community Leadership and Action Conference is generously sponsored by


Have an idea to make your community more sustainable, equitable, and vibrant?

Contact our Community Partnership Manager

Whether your dreaming of more green spaces, solar for public spaces, greenways for biking and walking, murals and other public art, green jobs programs, community composting 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 we'll match the donations you receive dollar-for-dollar.

The Sustainable CT Community Match Fund is broadly organized into four focus areas:

Civic Pride/Engagement: Projects that align with the Sustainable CT roadmap of actions that promote high-quality, healthy, and inclusive neighborhoods and towns. 

Social Change: Projects led by Black, Latinx, Multiracial, Indigenous and other People of Color (POC) community organizers and organizations.

Climate Change/Clean Energy: Projects that promote, support, or target energy efficiency, renewable energy, and GHG reduction.

Composting: Projects that promote food waste diversion and composting. 

NOTE: For a limited time, May 13 – August 13, Sustainable CT is boosting its Community Match Fund grants for all food waste diversion and composting projects. For every dollar raised to promote composting, Sustainable CT will match it, not just dollar-for-dollar, but with a dollar-and-a-half – up to a total project budget of $15,000. Inquire about this special funding oppotunity!

Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund is generously supported by the Hampshire Foundation, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Connecticut Green Bank, and Supporting Organizing Work CT.