what WE do

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


We congratulate Cynthia Gorey on her new position as Director of Development at the Fairfield Country Day School.  In her 14 year tenure she has built NCCF into a model of a professionally run community foundation.  

Join us for a free showing of award-winning feature film, No Letting Go, on July 12th at 6:15 pm in the New Canaan Library's Lamb Room.  The film poignantly depicts a family's struggles with their son's mental illness.  Writer and producer Randi Silverman will lead a Q&A following the screening.

What's Happening

June 2016

This spring we distributed over $668,000 in grants to 73 local organizations through our main grant cycle - our Young Philanthropists awarded 9 local nonprofits $12,000 in grants supporting programs in education, homelessness and mental health - and our scholarship program awarded $181,000 to college-bound New Canaan students.

what's coming up

7/12   Movie Event at NCL
7/14   Board Meeting
7/16   Sidewalk Sale