A Whole Community Approach to Mental Health & Well-Being

Please join the Foundation in the next phase of our behavioral health work by supporting the new Community Behavioral Health Fund! This fund will make a meaningful impact on behavioral health in our community by advancing awareness, education, and access to services. 

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Our Mission

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


The Foundation is proud to announce that we are currently accepting LOIs for our 2023-2024 grant cycle! Additional information is below:

Curious how we've funded in the past? Click here to read the Press Release and click here to view the Grants Summary from our 2023 cycle.


The Foundation is currently accepting applications and nominations for two of our most exciting programs! 

1. Click here to submit a nomination for the 2023 Volunteer Recognition Awards (dealine to nominate is Friday, September 22).

2. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Young Philanthropists Program! Click here to learn more about the program, and click here to apply

Contact Meg Soffen if you have questions about either program!

What's Happening

June 2023

There is still time to give to our Annual Appeal! We hope our supporters continue their generosity and also help spread the word about the Foundation's work. With your support, the Foundation can continue to serve local nonprofits and make a positive impact in our community. Please donate today!