Community Grants

The Memorial Fund makes available direct grants to collaborative groups within the existing 52 Discovery communities. Collaboration, community engagement, and parent involvement are core values in Discovery work.

The Memorial Fund also devotes resources to other activities essential to this work, such as documentation, peer networking, learning seminars, technical assistance, consultation, and the support of community liaisons who work closely with each community. The intent is to build and implement early care and education agenda across Connecticut.

The Discovery website provides information on each of the Discovery communities. Please refer to the map below for links to these pages.


Thompson Putnam Killingly Brooklyn New London Groton Norwich Griswold Plainfield Windham Chaplin Mansfield Vernon Manchester East Hartford Hartford Windsor Bloomfield Wethersfield West Hartford New Britain Branford East Haven New Haven West Haven Ansonia Derby Shelton Milford Stratford Bridgeport Danbury Norwalk Stamford Greenwich Middletown Meriden Wallingford Hamden Naugatuck Waterbury Southington Bristol Plymouth Stafford Enfield Granby Torrington Winchester Thomaston Lisbon Coventry Colchester Ashford