what WE do

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


NCCF is accepting 2017 Volunteer Recognition nominations for outstanding volunteers at nonprofit organizations who are either residents of New Canaan or volunteer in New Canaan. The deadline is October 4th. Click here to nominate today!

Join our Young Philanthropists Program which teaches high school students about the role of nonprofit organizations in our community, volunteering, and participating in a grantmaking process. Applications are due September 20th. Sign up today!

what's happening

Summer 2017

The Foundation is preparing to launch the 2017 annual appeal. This year's committee is being formed and the official kick-off will be held on September 26th at Waveny House. This event will also celebrate the Foundation's 40 years of supporting our community. Click here to RSVP!


what's coming up

9/20  YPF Program Deadline
9/20  Board Meeting
9/26  40th Celebration

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