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

Letters of Inquiry for 2019 Grant Cycle funding are currently being accepted from nonprofit organizations in Lower Fairfield County. Our emphasis is on organizations based in New Canaan, and those serving significant numbers of people in the New Canaan community. See the LOI Guidelines for more information. Apply Now »

what's coming up

10/5  Volunteer Recognition
         Nominations Deadline
10/19 LOI Deadline