New Canaan Community Foundation is the local charitable partner for all New Canaan residents and offers a wide range of philanthropic and educational services. The Foundation collaborates with donors to help each individual achieve their personal giving goals.
Volunteer leaders guide the Foundationís work and help the Foundation maximize its impact in our community. Building on New Canaanís spirit of generosity, the Foundation makes careful investments in area nonprofit organizations and awards scholarships to college students.
Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase ‚Äúsocial entrepreneur‚ÄĚ instead of almost naming it as ‚Äúpublic service entrepreneur‚ÄĚ. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.