what WE do

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

Featured at New Canaan

It's the grant-making time of year again!  We received 76 proposals from local nonprofits, requesting over $1.1 million.  Our 100 volunteers help us review each request and decide where our donors' charitable dollars will have the most impact.

Attendance at our March 2nd workshop Best Practices in Nonprofit Board Governance was remarkable! A panel of experts in nonprofit organizations discussed how Board members serve as leadership volunteers. See the video here.

What's Happening

March 12th



A lively crowd enjoyed wine, cheese and local photography from the Foundation's “I ♥ New Canaan” Photography Exhibit at Bankwell on Elm.  The exhibit will be up for several weeks so stop by and make a bid to buy your favorite photo!

what's coming up

3/26   Board Meeting
4/22   YPF Meeting
4/23   Board Meeting
4/24   Block Grant Deadline
4/29   Spirit of NC Luncheon

5/4     Sapienza Deadline
5/6     YPF Meeting