Grant Awards

The Foundation operates two grant cycles per year with deadlines of March 15 and September 15. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must be working with those impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School. NSHCF Grant Application. Past grant awards are listed here.

Spring 2017 Grant Awards

Newtown Public Schools – $52,000

  • To support Project Adventure ($27,000)
  • To support the Recovery Grants Specialist ($25,000)

Town of Newtown – $20,000

  • To support a care navigator position for 12/14/12 related services within the Town Center for Support & Wellness.

Resiliency Center of Newtown & Embrace Hope – $4,800

  • To support a joint summer program for youth impacted by 12/14/12.

Newtown Youth & Family Services – $26,700

  • To provide matching grant support for 12/14/12 VOCA related services.

Fall 2016 Grant Awards

Ben’s Lighthouse – $15,000

  • To support organizational capacity building.

NYA – $8,450

  • To support strategic planning of a Newtown Playmaker initiative.

Heart 9/11 – $50,000

  • To support the pilot of the HEART SMART program within the Newtown Police Department.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $42,250

  • To support summer 2017 programming and staff related costs for treatment and center operations.

Sandy Hook School Wellness Initiative – $1,800

  • To provide a weekly trauma informed yoga program to Sandy Hook School staff.

School Based Health Center (Newtown Middle School) – $9,000

  • To support expanded hours for mental health support for students impacted by 12/14/12.

 Spring 2016 Grant Awards

Newtown Public Schools – $25,000

  • To support a grant writer for the school system to sustain 12/14 related services.

Bannerstone Consulting – $9,750

  • To support capacity building for grantees and strategic support for the leadership in the community.

  Fall 2015 Grant Awards

 Ben’s Lighthouse – $16,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue offering services to the community.

Embrace Hope – $15,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer Equine Assisted Therapy to those impacted by the tragedy.

Family & Children’s Aid (FCA) – $35,000

  • To support additional trauma training of staff working with clients impacted by 12/14/12.

Heart 9/11 – $40,000

  • To support the final phase of program implementation with the Newtown PD.

Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) – $44,762

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer services to those impacted by the tragedy.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $45,000

  • To support capacity building of the organization in order to continue to offer services to those impacted by the tragedy.

Bannerstone Consulting – $8,000

  • To support capacity building for grantees and strategic support for the leadership in the community.

Town of Newtown – $50,000

  • To support a care navigator position for 12/14/12 related services within the Town Department of Social Services.

 Winter 2015 Grant Awards

The Tapping Solution Foundation, Inc.$7,500

  • To support for the continuation of the trauma mastery training program for clinicians who are working with those in the community who are experiencing complex trauma & PTSD.

Newtown Youth Academy, Inc. & Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. (FCA) – $4,895

  • To support for 3 six week Life is Good Playmaker groups.

Resiliency Center of Newtown – $18,000

  • To support for Camp Creativity & Positive Discipline courses.

Ben’s Lighthouse – $9,818

  • To support the summer Scratch Mentoring Program.

The Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers – $20,000

  • To support the December 2 & 3, 2015 conference and community events with Dr. Bruce Perry.

Newtown Kindness – $800

  • To support Charlotte’s Free Lemonade aimed at encouraging community connections, kindness, and giving back.

The Avielle Foundation, Inc. – $20,000

  • To support Brain Health First Aid trainings and discussions in Newtown and support implementation of social/emotional learning programs.

Professional Development Series – $12,577

  • To provide, in partnership with the Newtown Recovery & Resiliency Team, professional development series re: complex PTSD, complicated/prolonged grief, and compassion fatigue to service providers working with those most impacted.

Spring 2014 Grant Awards

 The Tapping Solution Foundation, Inc. – $16,500

  • To support a public and professional trauma education series, PTSD training for professionals, and support training and supervision of licensed mental health professionals in EFT/Tapping for trauma mastery.

 Wheeler Clinic, Inc. – $15,900

  • To conduct a training of all teachers in the Newtown Public Schools on Youth Mental Health First Aid (completed 11/2014).

 Northwest AHEC – $7,600

  • To conduct Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings for private school staff and community members.

 TOTAL GRANT AWARDS TO DATE   –  $651,352