New Canaan Community Foundation is the local charitable partner for all New Canaan residents and offers a wide range of philanthropic and educational services.  The Foundation collaborates with donors to help each individual achieve their personal giving goals. Volunteer leaders guide the Foundation’s work and help the Foundation maximize its impact in our community.  Building on New Canaan’s spirit of generosity, the Foundation makes careful investments in area nonprofit organizations and awards scholarships to college students.    


A paper familyNew Canaan Community Foundation offers professional services to help all residents achieve their charitable goals. We make grants to nonprofits serving our community and provide scholarships for local students.

Make a Difference

As a grantmaker, our job is to be actively engaged with the staff and volunteers at nonprofits, to understand their challenges and opportunities, and respond to their ever-changing needs. And we do. With our professional staff and knowledgeable volunteers, we are perfectly positioned to understand and respond to the unique demands of our community. The Foundation makes targeted, high impact grants to the most important local nonprofits working to address the needs of our community.

We award approximately $1 million in grants annually to nearly 100 nonprofits providing a wide range of services to the elderly, youth, those in need, the arts, and the environment.   Learn more about this careful grantmaking process.

Join Us Today

Your individual gift of any size is combined with others to support our professional grant-making. Together we have a broad impact on the whole community. Every gift counts!

Take advantage of our philanthropic services. Tell us what you want to accomplish, and what you care about, and we’ll help you focus your charitable resources to make the most impact. Make your gift today or call us at 203-966-0231 to talk about your philanthropic goals.

Get involved with New Canaan Community Foundation. Everyone can be a philanthropist!