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 »


NCCF is proud to announce our 2021 Grant Recipients! We're beyond thrilled to have awarded $545,528 in grant investments this year, supporting a total of 76 nonprofit organizations in New Canaan and our neighboring communities. Click here for the full list of awarded grants!


Help us recognize Volunteers who make a difference! The Foundation is accepting 2021 Volunteer Recognition Award nominations for volunteers at local nonprofit organizations who either are residents of New Canaan or volunteer in New Canaan. Nominations are due on Friday, August 6th. Click here to nominate your local heros today!

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:

7/17 at 9am - Vineyard Vines Partnership Sale

8/6 - Nomination Deadline for 2021 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Submit your nominations today!

9/1 at 7:30pm - 5th Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil

9/14 - Board Meeting

10/21 - Board Meeting

11/18 - Board Meeting


2021 Grants Awarded »

FY20 Annual Report »