New Canaan Community Foundation holds several special events each year and we welcome everyone to join us.

Each year, the Foundation holds an Annual Meeting and reception, featuring an inspirational keynote speaker. The event provides an opportunity for residents to hear the latest news about our work.  Key leaders of the Foundation provide brief presentations on the grantmaking, stewardship and fundraising activities of the past year. Donors are thanked for their continued generosity and new Board members are introduced.

Every spring, the New Canaan Community Foundation hosts an Annual Grant Award reception and invites everyone to celebrate the generosity of community spirit and local philanthropy in New Canaan. The event continues a longstanding tradition of announcing grant awards for local non-profit organizations in a setting that allows donors and grant recipients to hear about the important work supported by the Community Foundation grants.

The Foundation also hosts other special events that celebrate community philanthropy. These events include honoring local residents that embody the Spirit of New Canaan, recognizing our donors who support our work, and featuring educational and inspirational speakers who tell their personal stories of philanthropy and show how we can all make a difference in the world.

See our past events.