what WE do

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

Featured at New Canaan

A crowd of over 150 joined the Foundation as we awarded over $650,000 to 69 local organizations.  The grants awarded brought us to a critical milestone - the Foundation has given away over $10 million since our founding in 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 see as the enormous bird took 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

5/28   Grant Award Coffee
5/28   Donor Appreciation Event
5/29   NCHS Awards Ceremony
6/11    Board Meeting
7/18    Sidewalk Sale