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. 

Consideration is given to grant proposals that:

  • Research methods of reducing pollution, or otherwise improving the Quinnipiac River's environmental health
  • Address means of reducing both non-point and point sources of pollution to the River
  • Research the permitting process and look at the permits themselves
  • Entail environmental advocacy, except litigation
  • Study the ecology of the Quinnipiac River and the New Haven Harbor
  • Provide public education about the Quinnipiac River and its watershed
  • Purchase land on the Quinnipiac River for conservation purposes, or to reduce pollution and improve public access to the River