what WE do

The Foundation serves as New Canaan's local partner for advice, leadership and charitable giving.


We are delighted to announce that New Canaan won the title of “Most Generous Town” in its second annual competition with Darien. The two towns collectively raised more than $150,000 all of which will support local nonprofit organizations and their missions.

Thanks to all who joined us at Gates on Giving Tuesday. It was a fun night with guest bartenders Sharon Stevenson, Sharon McClymonds, Kevin Moynihan and Leo Karl taking care of everyone! Your support helped New Canaan win the "Most Generous Town" competition!

What's Happening

February 2019

Our 2019 grant review season is about to go into full swing!  Soon our 100-plus dedicated volunteers will be reviewing grant applications, conducting site visits and participating in final funding recommendations. Come spring the Foundation will have finalized these decisions and make grant awards to local nonprofits at the end of May.  All of this community support is made possible by our generous donors!

what's coming up

3/6   Young Philanthropists
3/14  Board Meeting
4/3   Young Philanthropists
4/11   Board Meeting
4/30  Philanthropy Luncheon
5/1    Young Philanthropists
            Grant Awards