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 »


The Foundation is happy to announce that we are currently accepting applications for both Letters of Inquiry for the 2022 Main Grant Cycle and COVID-19 Response Fund funding. The deadline for both applications is October 11, 2021


Thanks to everyone who helped us recognize Volunteers who make a difference! The 2021 Volunteer Recognition Awards took place on Tuesday, September 21st at Town Hall. 

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:

9/14 - Board Meeting

9/21 - Volunteer Recognition Awards, 5:30pm @ Town Hall

10/11 - Deadline to submit 2021 Letter of Inquiry and 2021 Covid Response Fund Grant Application

10/21 - Board Meeting

11/18 - Board Meeting


2021 Grants Awarded »

FY20 Annual Report »