what WE do

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


The Foundation is accepting 2018 Volunteer Recognition nominations for volunteers at local nonprofit organizations who are either residents of New Canaan or volunteer in New Canaan. Nominate a volunteer today »

A crowd of almost 500 gathered at New Canaan's Pop-Up Park on August 30th to attend the 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil, hosted by the New Canaan Parent Support Group and the Foundation. Read more »

What's Happening

September 2018

Help us spread the word to local high schoolers who want to learn about philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and how to make a difference in our community. Encourage them to join our 2018-2019 Young Philanthropists Program - the application deadline is Friday, September 14th. Join today »

what's coming up

9/13  Board Meeting
9/14  YPF Application Deadline
9/19  Board Workshop
10/5  Volunteer Recognition
         Nominations Deadline