Social Change Amplifier Fund

Established in February of 2022, Social Change projects are those led by Black, Latinx, Multiracial, Indigenous and other People of Color (POC) community organizers and organizations. All projects eligible to participate in other CMF categories could be a fit for the Social Change program. The purpose is to support leaders and communities that are frequently underrepresented in the funding landscape.

Focus Area Details

  • $15,000 maximum project budget.

  • Sustainable CT will match crowdfunded dollars raised.  For example, for a $15,000 project, $7,500 is raised through crowdfunding, matched by $7,500 from Sustainable CT.

  • The spirit of the Community Match Fund is to support and amplify grassroots efforts that strive to transform their community, neighborhood, and town for the good of all. We have found that crowdfunding is the best way to ensure that projects are responding to their community and have community buy-in for their projects. We welcome donations at all levels, however any donation that exceeds 50% of your crowdfunding goal will only be matched by Sustainable CT up to the 50% threshold.

  • Sustainable CT will cover all fees incurred through Patronicity and credit card processing (~8%)

Example: If your crowdfunding goal is $7,500 and you receive a donation of $4,500 (60% of goal), Sustainable CT will only match up to $3,750 (50% of goal) of the $4,500 donation. 

Project Examples

Bike Education For Middle School Youth – New Haven​
Seaside Sounds for Environmental Justice – Bridgeport​
Spring Free: Community Art Project – Middletown​
EggUcation Series: Cultivating BIPOC Farmers 


Other Project Ideas

Sustainable CT’s Food Waste Diversion & Composting Amplifier Fund is generously supported by Supporting Organizing Work CT.