what WE do

The Community Foundation is the most effective and efficient way to turn your compassion into action.

Featured at New Canaan

Over 150 people attended our community philanthropy event.  We awarded grant checks for $650,000 to 69 local organizations.  These grants bring us to a critical milestone - we have distributed over $10 million in grants and scholarships since 1977!

Over 75 wildlife enthusiasts joined the Foundation and Wildlife in Crisis to release the stunning rehabilitated great-horned owl that was found injured in New Canaan four months ago. It was a once in a lifetime site to watch the enormous bird take flight from the Waveny veranda!

What's Happening

I ♥ New Canaan

The 2nd annual I ♥ New Canaan photo contest is officially under way! Send us your photographs depicting something you love about New Canaan. The deadline for submissions is September 14th. Click here for submission guidelines.

what's coming up

7/1     Waveny Concert
7/16   Board Meeting
7/18   Sidewalk Sale
9/10   Board Meeting