Connecticut Community Foundation

Founded in 1923, the Connecticut Community Foundation is the state's first community foundation. Started by seven local civic and business leaders as the Waterbury Foundation, its original mission was to "improve the social and living conditions in Waterbury and vicinity." The Foundation's service area has expanded over the years and today reaches north to Goshen, south to Oxford, east to Cheshire and west to New Milford.

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Recent News from Connecticut Community Foundation

Falls Village library holding annual auction fundraiser in October
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

... Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Torrington Savings Bank, Elyse Harney Real Estate, Union Savings Bank, Skyhorse...more

Richard P. Borla
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, 33 East Main St., Torrington, CT 06790 or St...more

Warren Land Trust to celebrate 30 years
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

The Warren Land Trust will host a 30th anniversary community picnic Sept. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hopkins Vineyard in Warren. Members, friends...more

Local students garner scholarships
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

The Connecticut Community Foundation has announced that several residents of the Greater New Milford area were awarded scholarships for...more

Northwest Building Healthier Communities Fund awards $295400 in grants
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

The Northwest Building Healthier Communities Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, has awarded grants to five...more

Kathleen McPadden elected to Connecticut Community Foundation's Board of Trustees
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

Connecticut Community Foundation's members have elected Kathleen A. McPadden of Naugatuck to a three-year term on the Foundation's Board...more

Land trust receives grant for safety railings at Torrington's Coe Dam Park
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation donated $3.8 million in 2017 to institutions throughout the Northwest Corner, according to...more

New Canaan's Camp LiveGirl Builds Confident Leaders
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation

LiveGirl would like to thank the New Canaan Community Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation, the Grace J. Fippinger Foundation,...more

Thomaston's Landmark Community Theatre presents “Matilda”
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

Lead funding for the American Mural Project has been provided by the Newman's Own Foundation, Northwest Connecticut Community...more

'Jazz After Work' concerts under way
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has made the free concerts possible. “Litchfield Jazz Camp is one of the very few efforts to...more

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