what WE do

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


On October 18th the Foundation kicked off the 2018 appeal at Waveny House where Board, staff, donors and members of the 54 member committee celebrated and enjoyed a nice autumn evening together.

The Foundation President met with the Kids Care program at South, a group focused on teaching the importance of giving back to young kids. The group read The Giving Tree and created leaf rubbings with their ideas on how to give back to their community.

What's Happening

Fall 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 by October 19th »

what's coming up

10/18  DAF Forum
10/19  LOI Deadline
10/24 YPF Kick-Off Meeting
10/26 Wine Merchants Benefit
11/8    Roger Sherman Benefit
11/8    Board Meeting
11/15   Volunteer Recognition