DeLuca Foundation will accept grant applications

Connecticut public charities, non-profit and community organizations will be eligible to apply for a grant from the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation starting Sept. 1.

The Foundation provides grants to Connecticut organizations, with concentration on education, job training and the arts. Last year the foundation awarded grants to 140 Connecticut organizations and 54 high schools.

Recipients of DeLuca Foundation grants have supported child and adult literacy programs, animal rescue organizations, food banks, and many other community outreach programs including: Boys and Girls Club of Milford, Connecticut Food Bank, Connecticut Science Center, Disabled American Veterans and Special Olympics.

Proposals will be accepted from Sept. 1, with a deadline of Oct. 8. Decisions will be made on or before Dec. 31, with notification and checks mailed in January of 2017.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

To receive an application, email

The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Inc., is a private foundation which assists public charities with grants to benefit non-profit organizational projects in Connecticut. The Foundation was created in 1998 by the late Fred DeLuca, co-founder of Subway restaurants. DeLuca understood the importance of helping others in their endeavors, as he was given help when starting his neighborhood restaurant business in Bridgeport 50 years ago, with a $1,000 loan from a family friend,