what WE do

The Community Foundation is the most effective and efficient way to turn your compassion into action.


This year’s Joseph F. Dorrico Scholarship awardee Nathaniel Clay joined The Rotary Club of New Canaan to share his gratitude for the honor. This award is presented to a New Canaan student who has demonstrated loyalty to the community through volunteer service.

The Sapienza Scholarship Fund awarded over $180K in scholarships to 58 New Canaan students for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year and almost $20K in scholarship block grants to 9 local nonprofit organizations.

What's Happening

Summer 2018

NCCF's high school philanthropy group finished off another great year by awarding $21,500 to area nonprofits marking the 11th anniversary since the group was founded. This year the student's focus was education and the "achievement gap" and mental health and substance abuse.
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what's coming up

9/14  YPF Application Deadline