Help make a difference by supporting the Foundation

There are many ways to support the work at the Foundation. We are still in need of support for our COVID-19 Response Fund to help us respond to local needs due to the pandemic. Support touches basic needs like food, utility and rental assistance, child care, and the increased behavioral health needs of our community.

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Our Mission

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


Over 40 partners have joined together to launch “Let’s Talk About It New Canaan,” a local campaign to increase visibility and reduce stigma associated with behavioral health. A video offering a quick guide on how to navigate the resources can ve viewed here.

The Sapienza Scholarship program provides need-based scholarships to New Canaan residents. If eligible, students also have the opportunity to apply for The Joseph F. Dorrico Rotary Award for community service and The Silver Hill Hospital Scholarship for students whose intended field of study is related to health care. Applications are due Friday, May 7th. Apply now »

What's Happening

COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund mobilizes private resources to New Canaan residents and workers, local nonprofits, and support critical services in lower Fairfield County.
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what's coming up:

6/17  Board Meeting

FY20 Annual Report »

2020 Grants Awarded »