The 2017 Community Report is Now Available

2017 Community Report

 

 

Contents

Community Leadership Fund with gifts and grants

The collective gifts provided through the Community Foundation Annual Appeal are vital to support the work of the Community Foundation.

Discretionary Funds

Discretionary funds work to address current and emerging needs and create an unending legacy for those who make them possible.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest funds address specific issues within communities important to the fundholder.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised funds are a cost-effective and tax beneficial alternative to establishing a private foundation.

Designated Funds

Designated funds support specific nonprofit organizations, providing a steady stream of annual income to fundholders’ favorite nonprofits in perpetuity.

Agency Funds

Agency funds are established by nonprofits to support their charitable needs.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds support education in the Northwest Corner by providing awards and scholarships to area students based on the criteria established by fundholders.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

The Community Foundation works with donors to establish flexible giving options that provide for their families now and support their charitable interests long into the future.

Supporting Organizations

The Community Foundation supports the work of privately established foundations in the Northwest Corner.

Investment Report and Audited Financials

At a Glance

  • $110,351,562 in assests
  • Geographic Area: 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut (Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted)
  • I8.4% investment returns
  • 17 Board Members
  • Our Mission: To enrich the quality of life for residents of Northwest Connecticut by inspiring local philanthropy, convening stakeholders in community welfare, strengthening the regional nonprofit network and fostering collaborative funding partnerships.

The Impact of Your Philanthropy in 2017

  • 149 Scholarships awarded
  • $154,050 in scholarships awarded to local students studying with a range of majors, including biology, information technology, and the arts
  • $3,861,249 grants awarded
  • 12 funds were established in 2017 in support of a range of service areas, including animal care, healthcare, emergency services, land conservation, gender equality, and the arts.
  • $4,714,981 Gifts received
  • 262 Grantees
  • 282 Funds under management

 

Community Leadership Fund

Each year, the Community Foundation asks individuals and families within our Northwest Corner to partner with the Community Foundation to support arts and culture, healthcare, education, human services, animal care, and land conservation. The collective charitable gifts provided through the Annual Appeal are vital to support the work of the Community Foundation.

Gifts
$5,000-$9,999
Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation
Margaret & Adrian Selby Fund
Dennis and Elena Sherva
Bunny Williams Foundation

$3,000-$4,999
Helen and Anthony Scoville

$1,000-$2,999
Joan and Stephen Altschuler
The Asen Foundation
Jayne Bentzen
The Bono Family Fund
Susan and Jeffrey Borghesi
Hope Childs
Marlene Childs
Nancy Kissinger
The Loyola Foundation
Judy and Peter Menikoff
Mullins Family Foundation
Philip V. Oppenheimer and
Mary Close
Ellen and Sam Felton Posey
The Lawrence Power Charitable Foundation
Rudy and Ronald Rosenstein
Alan Rothfeld
Philip Samponaro
Wall, Wall & Frauenhofer
Katherine Wenning and
Michael Dennis | in honor of Anne Sutherland Fuchs

$500-$999
Anita and William Baxter
Elizabeth and Martin Brayboy
The Lea Davies Charitable Foundation
Julia and Jeffrey DeMichiel
Fran and Richard Dichillo
Patricia Gelormino | in memory of Tony and Betty Gelormino
Maria P. Horn and Thomas Quinn
Roberta and John E. Janco
Josephine Jones
Barbara and Gene Kohn | in honor of Anne Sutherland Fuchs
Susan and Jeffrey Lalonde
Mary and Richard Lanier
Don Mayland
Stephanie and Stephen Mazzarelli
Ruth and Stephen Melville
The Neary Family Charitable Fund
Linda and Doug O'Connell
Roderic Oneglia
Isabelle Osborne
Victoria and Fran Patrick | in honor of the DeMichiel and Patrick Families
Ann Perse | in honor of Dan Dwyer
Cathy Perga | in memory of Roger Valli
Nancy and Norman Rogers
Dale and Quentin R. Ryan
Joyce S. Schwartz
Marvin & Joyce S. Schwartz Advised Fund
Mark Shearer Fund
Carol and Louis Timolat
Melinda and William J. Vanden Heuvel Foundation, Inc.

$250-$499
Bernard R. Adams and Edna H. Travis Fund
Judy and David Addazio
Ann and Travers Auburn
Assured Partners Northeast
Marcia and Haworth Barker
Jacqueline Blombach and Michael Duca
Susan and Bradley Bremer
Sarah and Frank Buonocore | in memory of Charles Buonocore
Susan and Mark Caufield
Pam and Alan Colavecchio
J. Barclay Collins
Susan Dean
Katharine and Rohit Desai
Anne and Edward Dodge
Michael Emont and Margo Rappoport Fund
Lucy Fenn | in memory of Albert H. and Albert R. Fenn
The Field Family Foundation Trust
Frank H. Finch, Jr., Esq.| in memory of Louise A. Finch
Mary Ellen and Andrea Geisser
John Green
Kimberly and Jeff Greenberg
Janis and Gary Griffin
Hallingby Family Foundation
Debby and Barton Jones
Jill and Kevin T. Keane
Doreen and Michael Kelly
Katherine Kinane
Betsy Kittredge and Christopher Little
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kresch
Roxana and Ledlie Laughlin
Starling R. Lawrence Charitable Fund
Susan and Jedd Levine
Fritz and Lee Link
Carol and Edward G. Lord
Sandra Magyar
Robert and Carolyn Mattoon Fund
Gayle Moraski
Lois Moraski
Margo and Russell O’Connor, Jr. | in memory of Edward J. and Josephine M. Schmitt
Jennifer Perga and Mike DeClement
Janet and Robert Petricone
Susan Pinsky and Marc Rosen
Progressive Paving and Construction
Clarence and Frances Roberts
Margaret Roraback
Molly and Charles Roraback
Patty and Guy Rovezzi
Dr. William and Rosemarie Ryan
Elaine and Robert Sederquist
Marguerite Segalla
Judy Staubo
Nancy and Timothy Strini
Jane Tremper
Sanda and John Ursone
Law Offices of Donna D. Vincenti
Kathleen and Michael Voldstad
Nancy Wadhams
Arete Warren | in memory of William B. Warren
Walter and Patricia Williamsen
Leone Young

$100-$249
A.T.A. Realty, Inc.
Molly Ackerly
William Ahrens
Edward Arum
Skip and Judy Barber
Arleen and Tom Barrett
Thomas Bechtle
Ann and Lance Beizer
Cora and Randall Bell
The Benevity Community Impact Fund | Richard and Patty Marshall
Esther and David Bennett
Sally Bergad
Gail and Ricky Berglund
Barbara and Robert Bettigole
Nancy and Robert Bird, Jr.
Rita and David Bishop
Virginia and James Blackketter
Cara and Kenneth Blazier
Dana and John Bongiorno
Annesa and Richard Borla
Sheila and Arthur Borla
Debra A. Brown, Esq.
Dona and James Casey
Frank J. Chiaramonte
Linda and Peter Chidsey
Marcia and Vincent Cianciolo | in memory of Lawrence Cianciolo
Donna and Gary Colavecchio | in memory of Dominic Colavecchio
Barry and Karen Cone
Dr. Roger Coutant
Peggy and David Cusick
Barbara Darcey | in memory of William Darcey
Jean Darlington and Eduardo Marchena
Francis Delaney
Irene and Roger Dietlin
Donna and James DiMartino | in memory of Khurshed Bhumgara
Allen Domack
Deborah and Louis Donne
Denise and Ron Dower
James Dresser
Shirley and William Dunkin
Randy Dwenger and Steven Callahan
George Elling | in memory of Mary Elling
Dan Evans
James Fabiaschi
Zoe and Sergei Fedorjaczenko
Ingely and Malcolm Forbes
Susan and Tino Galluzzo | in honor of Guy Rovezzi
Joseph Gelormino
Stephen Getz
Elisabeth Gill
Helen Trubek Glenn | in honor of Joyce Briggs
Betsy and Bill Goff
Eleanor P. Gunn | in memory of Brian O’Neil
William G. Harding
Vicki and Ken Hawkins
Diane and David Hebert
Jill and George Hetson
Marjorie and Simon Hewett
Elizabeth Hilpman and Byron Tucker
Satomi and Bradford W. Hoar
Holley-Doremus Fund
Lynn Ray Hoopes
Joel Howard and Tracy Tucker
Daphne Hurford and Sandy Padwe
Cindy and Michael Italiaander
Michael Jackson
Leila Javitch
Diane and Jeff Johnson
Keith Johnson
Josephine Jones
Peggy and Ted Kelley
Alice and Peter Kent
Robert E. King
Thomas E. Krohner
Joan Kunsch
Gloria and Philip LaFave
Corky and John Lavieri
Faye Lawson
Robin and Kevin Ledversis
Barbara and Charles Lemmen
Carol and Robert Lenz
Diane and Mark Libby
Litchfield Lions Club
Louise Lindenmeyr
Jane and David Lindley
Anne MacDonald
Susan MacEachron and Michael Halloran
Caitlin Macy and Jeremy Barnum
Donna and Brian Mattiello
Madeline McClave and Richard Frieder
Priscilla and Alan McCord
Debra and John McKeon | in memory of John Gill Jr.
Catherine and John McMahon
Nicholas J. Moore Advised Fund
John Morgan | in memory of Phyllis Morgan
Julia and John Morris
Sheila and Paul Moses
Marion and Victor Muschell
Nancy Novogrod
Patricia and James Okrongly
Charlene O’Neil | in memory of Mike O’Neil
Gail O’Neil | in memory of Brian J. O’Neil
Eliot Osborn
Denise and Doug Parker
Susan Patterson
Susie Payne
Heidi Picard-Ramsay and Tim Ramsay
Judith and Roger Pollick
Erica and Hector Prud’homme
Sally and Andrew Quale
Josephine Radocchio
Rosina Rand
Beverly and Norman Reich
Cynthia and John Reznick | in memory of Ryan and Reznick Families
Cristin and David Rich
Dr. Billie Robbins
The Hon. Andrew Roraback and Kara Dowling
Anita and Mark Rosa
Caren and Gordon Ross
Linda and Douglas Roth
Cynthia and Gerald Rothstein
Diana and Raymond Roy
Hugh Schoelzel
Edith Scopino | in memory of Michael Scopino
J. Seitz & Co.
Peggy and Michael Shanahan
Daniel Shaw
Charles Short and Chet Kranewski
Lisa Lansing Simont and Doc Simont
Nan Skeie
Sandy and David Slemmer
Marlene and Christopher Smith | in honor of Barbara Spiegel
Terina and Michael Smith
Matthew P. Smyth
Emily Soell
Stedronsky & Meter, LLC
Linda and Donald Stein
Peter Steiner
Rodnette and Gary Stephen
Laura and Steven Sundquist
Susan and William Sweetman
Joelene and Robert Teittinen
Michael Trapp
Sandra and Stephen Vaill
Christina Hoyt Vanderlip
Jean Vitalis
Stacie Weiner
Jane Whitney
Susannah and Willard Wood
Mark and Penelope Ziarnik

up to $99
191 community members gave $7,745 in gifts

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Discretionary Funds

Discretionary Funds are a powerful means for donors to enable effective giving where and when it is most needed. Grants are awarded in the name of the fund to nonprofits chosen through a comprehensive selection process administered by the Community Foundation Board of Directors. Discretionary funds provide enormous impact in addressing current and emerging community needs, creating an unending philanthropic legacy for those who make these funds possible.

Bank of Boston Fund est. 1998

Created by local executives at the then Bank of Boston, this permanent fund supports the Community Foundation and the communities it serves.

Grants | $200
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities

Khurshed Bhumgara Fund est. 2014

This endowed fund was established through a bequest from Khurshed Bhumgara. Mr. Bhumgara retired in 2002 from a successful career in capital and real estate development. He settled in Sharon, Conn., where he worked tirelessly to support and steward the nonprofits of the Northwest Corner, including serving as a Community Foundation board member for many years.

Gifts
Estate of Khurshed Bhumgara

Grants | $76,3000
Bethlehem Ambulance Association, Inc.
Connecticut Volunteers in Service to the Blind and Handicapped (CVSBH)
Family Strides, Inc.
Five Points Gallery
Food Rescue US (fka Community Plates)
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.
Geer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Healing Meals Community Project
Heritage Land Preservation Trust, Inc.
New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities
Salisbury Association, Inc.
The Salisbury Forum
St. John’s Foundation
Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Winchester Land Trust, Inc.
Working Lands Alliance
YMCA Camp Mohawk, Inc.

Brooks Bank Fund est. 1970

One of the first to be established at the Community Foundation, this fund was initiated by employees of the Torrington-based Brooks Bank, which subsequently merged with Colonial Bank and Trust Company.

Grants | $1,000
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau

John Brooks Fund est. 1977

A prominent Torrington banker, Mr. Brooks established this endowment to assist area nonprofit organizations in perpetuity.

Grants | $500
Helping Hands Chore Service

Fred and Josephine Bruni Fund est. 2011

Established by family of the late Fred Bruni, this fund supports charitable scientific and educational initiatives in the Northwest Corner.

Grants | $1,000
Helping Hands Chore Service

Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Fund est. 1985

Founder of the Litchfield County Insurance and Travel Agency in Torrington, Mr. Carr established this endowed fund as a token of his appreciation and to enhance the quality of life for the people of the community.

Grants | $4,000
Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

Marion Isabell Coe Fund est. 1998

Grants (made possible by funding from Bank of America) from this trust fund assist under resourced residents of Litchfield, Warren, Morris and Goshen, with a preference for Litchfield residents.

Grants | $850
Kent Historical Society
Sharon Community Foundation, Inc.

Eva M. Coty Fund est. 1998

This fund was established by bequest to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Litchfield County.

Grants | $5,500
Susan B. Anthony Project

Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund est. 2007

This fund honors the memory of Ruth E. Cron, supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the Northwest Corner.

Grants | $6,750
Cornwall Conservation Trust, Inc.
East Litchfield Village Improvement Society, Inc.
The Goshen Players, Inc.
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Edward W. Diskavich Fund est. 2016

A longtime Torrington resident, Mr. Diskavich established this fund through his estate planning to support the nonprofits of Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $12,500
Prime Time House
Winsted Senior Center and Senior Enrichment Program

Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund est. 2004

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, both educators with a long history of civic involvement, were dedicated to learning and devoted to Torrington. Established by bequest, this fund supports the crucial work of nonprofit organizations.

Grants | $72,065
Bethlehem Food Bank
Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc.
Chore Service, Inc.
The Corner Food Pantry
Family & Children's Aid, Inc.
Falls Village Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund
Falls Village Senior Center
Family Resource Center at Vogel-Wetmore School
First Church of Bethlehem
FISH of Northwestern Connecticut
Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry
Goshen Community Care & Hospice
Goshen Good Neighbor Fund
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Healing Meals Community Project
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills
KidsPlay Children's Museum
Litchfield Hills Chore Service
Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial
New Hartford Land Trust
Norfolk Foundation Inc.
North Canaan Social Services
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Northwest Music Association
Sharon Community Foundation, Inc.
Sharon Day Care
Steep Rock Association, Inc.
The Torrington Library
Town of Kent Social Services
United Church of Christ in Cornwall
Washington Community Fund, Inc.
Winchester Center Congregational Church
Winsted Area Child Care Center
Women’s Support Services

First National Bank of Litchfield Fund est. 1997

This endowment supports the Community Foundation and the communities it serves in perpetuity.

Fleet General Fund

This endowed unrestricted fund supports the nonprofits of Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $750
Kent Historical Society

Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund est. 2008

A lifelong resident of Torrington, Mrs. Fritz established this fund through a bequest.

Grants | $13,000
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Torrington Historical Society

Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund est. 1988

Torrington residents Carlton D. Fyler, a chauffeur, and Jenny R. Fyler, an educator, established this endowed fund through their estate planning. The fund continues their lifelong interest in supporting the moral, artistic, intellectual, and physical development of children.

Grants | $70,140
After School Arts Program
CAFTA Connecticut Academy For The Arts
Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc.
CHAMPS
Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.
Covenant to Care for Children
EdAdvance
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Junior Achievement of SW New England
KidsPlay Children’s Museum
Litchfield Performing Arts
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra
Salisbury Sinfonietta
School on the Green
Torrington Public Schools
Trout Unlimited
Warren Church Community Childcare
Winsted Area Child Care Center
YMCA Camp Mohawk, Inc.

Keroden Endowed Fund est. 2001

Established anonymously, this fund enables the Community Foundation to meet a broad range of evolving community needs.

Grants | $14,020
CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund
East Litchfield Village Improvement Society, Inc.
Norfolk Historical Society
The Norfolk Land Trust
Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund est. 2008

An open and flexible community resource, this fund was created as an easy and cost-effective way for the general public to be a part of the local philanthropic experience. The fund provides a platform that helps local citizens realize their charitable goals.

Gifts
$15,000-$19,999
Draper Foundation Fund | in support of Community Crossroads publication

$10,000-$14,999
Allan Borghesi
Anonymous | in support of year-end critical needs

$1,000-$2,999
South Side Café’s George Mazzaferro 6th Annual Charity Pub Ride proceeds
Barron Financial Group | in honor of Barron Financial Clients
Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund | with Torrington Savings Bank match in support of the purchase of artwork for the Community Foundation office

$500-$999
Maria and David Mazzarelli | in support of social services/health and scholarships

$100-$249
Mary Lou Serafini | in memory of Rita Pacheco

up to $99
$475 in gifts in support of arts/culture, environment & animals, civic & education and YMCA Camperships

Grants | $16,375
Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Volunteers in Service to the Blind and Handicapped (CVSBH)
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut
Litchfield Education Foundation
New Opportunities Inc.
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Northwest Hills Council of Governments
Operating Overflow
Town of Warren Social Services
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut – Torrington
VNA Northwest, Inc.
Winsted United Methodist Church

Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of the Eastern Star Fund est. 2005

This fund was established in memory of Deborah A. Goldthwaite, Past Matron of Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of the Eastern Star.

Grants | $600
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities
Prime Time House

Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund est. 1971

Established through the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Stone, this fund supports nonprofit organizations in the Community Foundation’s service area.

Grants | $18,000
CAFTA (Connecticut Academy For The Arts)
Goshen Historical Society
St. John’s Foundation

Torrington Club Fund est. 1969

This fund established the original Torrington Area Foundation for Public Giving as a community foundation. The fund continues to support the communities of Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $1,000
Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau

Torrington Savings Bank Fund est. 1997

Established by the management of the Torrington Savings Bank, this endowed fund supports the Community Foundation and the communities it serves.

Grants | $200
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities

Torrington Savings Fund

This endowed unrestricted fund supports the nonprofits of Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $150
Sharon Community Foundation, Inc.

Margaret C. Tupper Fund est. 1993

Established through a bequest in her will, Ms. Tupper’s endowed fund will continue to improve the quality of life for future generations of Northwest Connecticut residents.

Grants | $3,900
Cornwall Historical Society

Feliciano and Lydia Turri Zaccheo Fund est. 1999

This endowed fund, which memorializes a wellknown Torrington couple, helps to improve the lives of citizens in Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $2,300
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
David M. Hunt Library

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Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds enable annual grants to address specific issues within communities important to the fundholder. Based on personal philanthropic goals, fundholders determine grant recipient eligibility requirements—geographic area of service or specific community needs, such as arts enrichment, homelessness or the environment—and the Community Foundation annually provides carefully selected grants in the fund’s name that best reflect fundholders’ philanthropic objectives.

Roberta Lee August Fund est. 1998

This fund was established to honor Miss August, a longstanding Community Foundation volunteer. The fund supports programs in the areas of mental illness and literacy.

Gifts
$250-$499
Andrea Doyle Asman, Esq.
Gifts up to $99
$15 in gifts

Grants | $500
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau

Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund est. 2006

Established by Peter Cable of Harwinton in honor of his wife, this fund provides support for human service organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of the Greater Torrington area.

Grants | $10,510
Harwinton Ambulance Association
Harwinton Historical Society
Harwinton Land Trust
Harwinton Public Library
Litchfield Community Center, Inc.

Caleb J. Camp Trust

Originally established as a trust almost one hundred years ago to honor a prominent Winsted benefactor, this fund assists under-resourced residents of Winsted.

Robert V. Carr Fund est. 2005

This fund directs much of its support to health and human service organizations, libraries, and to organizations engaged in the promotion of the arts and the beautification of the community.

Grants | $5,950
Chore Service, Inc.
David M. Hunt Library
Little Guild of Saint Francis
New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

Cynthia Conklin & Family Fund For Pets in Need est. 2017

Established in honor of Cynthia Conklin of Sharon, Conn. This fund supports organizations dedicated to animal welfare, and works to alleviate animal suffering by supporting grants for medical care for sick, injured, abused and/or neglected animals in Litchfield County, Conn. and Dutchess County, NY.

Gifts
Estate of Cynthia Conklin | in memory of Cynthia Conklin
$500-$999
Anne Williams
$100-$249
Ann, Molly, Katherine, Terry & Martha
Diane Monroe
up to $99
$35 in gifts

Critter Fund est. 2005

Established by the Community Foundation, this endowed fund supports charitable organizations in Northwest Connecticut dedicated to animal welfare. The fund assists with shelter, rescue and adoption, training, prevention of cruelty, spaying and neutering, elderly companionship, services to the disabled and wildlife preservation.

Gifts
$100-$249
Ruth B. Vaill

The Emeritus Fund

Grants from this field of interest fund, which honors past members of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors for their dedicated service, support the efforts of local nonprofits to enhance their governance.

1421 Opportunity Fund est. 2002

This fund was created to assist at-risk teens in Northwest Connecticut.

Friends Helping Children Fund est. 1999

Torrington residents created this endowed fund to assist children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Anson and Caroline Catlin Hungerford Trust Fund est. 2007

Established by Mr. Newman Hungerford in memory of his parents, this fund assists deserving residents of Harwinton with hospital-related medical expenses.

Kent Cultural Arts and Music Fund est. 2007

This field of interest fund supports cultural programs within the Kent community with a preference for music-related programs that appeal to a wide audience.

The MacCallum Family Fund for Animal Welfare est. 2013

This fund provides for emergency medical care for sick, injured and/or neglected animals through emergency grants that support the treatment of animals brought to animal hospitals by good Samaritans and animals whose owners are in need of financial assistance for their care. The fund also supports efforts to educate the community about the care of animals.

Gifts
$500-$999
Lynn Carter | in honor of Shirley MacCallum's birthday
$250-$499
Frederick Machuga
$100-$249
Marion Felton
Tara and Bryan McEwan | in honor of Shirley MacCallum's birthday
Bryan, Tara, Kaelyn, Chase and Stella | in honor of Shirley MacCallum and Lynn Carter
Gayle and Lois Moraski
Gayle Moraski | in honor of Shirley MacCallum's birthday and in memory of Kathy Shepard
Colleen and Robert Poole | in honor of Shirley MacCallum's birthday and in memory of Kathleen Shepard
Beth and Jason Pajak | in honor of Shirley MacCallum and in memory of Toby MacCallum
Up to $99
$150 in gifts

Grants | $400
Sand Road Animal Hospital, LLC. (patient assistance)

The Making Cents Fund est. 2017

This field of interest fund supports charitable, scientific and/or educational initiatives in Cornwall with preference given to efforts addressing basic human and social service needs.

Gifts
$20,000-$24,999
Anonymous

Louis O. Thibeault Fund for the Advancement of Children’s Education est. 2009

This fund was established by Mr. Thibeault to advance the education of disadvantaged children by addressing obstacles to learning specifically related to their health, well-being and/or deficits in needed assistive technology. The fund strives to enhance learning by assisting families of limited means with associated expenses.

Grants | $254.20
Torrington Eyecare (patient assistance)

Mary C. Williams Fund est. 2017

This field of interest fund supports the work of charitable organizations located in or serving residents of Kent, Conn.

Gifts
$5,000-$9,999
Mary C. Williams

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Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are an increasingly popular means for donors to create greater, longer-lasting impact in their charitable giving. A far more cost-effective and tax beneficial alternative to establishing a private foundation, donor-advised funds are often established through gifts of stock or other appreciated assets. Fundholders or their designated successors recommend grants to nonprofit organizations of their choice, while the Community Foundation manages all aspects of administering the fund and overseeing the prudent investment of the fund’s assets.

Borghesi Family Fund est. 1999

Created by Allan and Maria Borghesi, this fund helps to improve the quality of life in Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $1,200
Susan B. Anthony Project
New Hartford Land Trust

Susan A. Bruso Memorial Fund est. 2004

Established in memory of Ms. Bruso, a Winsted resident who worked for many years in the technology industry, this fund supports charities in Norfolk and also awards annual scholarships to Botelle Elementary School graduates.

Grants
$100 awarded to two Botelle Elementary School graduates

The Buchanan Fund est. 2009

A gift from the William E. and Josephine B. Buchanan Family Foundation, Inc., established this donor-advised fund, which supports area charitable organizations.

Grants | $44,810
Bank Street College of Education
Cornwall Library Association
Crescendo, Inc.
Housatonic Valley Association
United Church of Christ in Cornwall

The Canaan Foundation Non-Endowed Fund est. 2006

The Canaan Foundation established this community-specific fund to enhance the quality of life for residents of Canaan.

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Peter G. Cerruto Memorial Fund est. 2004

Established by family and friends, this fund honors the memory of Mr. Cerruto, a lifelong Torrington resident and a World War II and Normandy Invasion veteran.

Gifts
$100-$249
Joan Altschuler | in memory of Peter Cerruto
Judy Staubo
Jannette Stevens | in memory of Peter Cerruto
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Award
$1,000 awarded to an Oliver Wolcott Technical High School student

Susan F. Cogswell Memorial Fund est. 2010

Established in memory of Ms.Cogswell, a lifelong Torrington resident and former state insurance commissioner known for her commitment to public service, this donor-advised fund supports charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.

Draper Foundation Fund est. 2012

The late Jim and Shirley Draper’s gift of $30 million will forever serve as a testament to their exceptional kindness and generosity. One of the largest single gifts on record to a community foundation in the state of Connecticut, the fund benefits mainly local charitable organizations by making yearly grants to 19 nonprofits named by the Drapers and through annual donor-advised grants.

Grants | $1,523,458
The American Mural Project
Susan B. Anthony Project
Barkhamsted Senior Center
Batcheller Early Education Center
Beardsley & Memorial Library
Catholic Charities, Inc., Family Service Center
Center Congregational Church
CHAMPS
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration
Colebrook Associates, Inc.
Colebrook Congregational Church
Colebrook Historical Society
Colebrook Preservation Society, Inc.
Community Kitchen of Torrington
Connecticut Food Bank
Cornell University for the Cornell Feline Health Center College of Vet Medicine
CT Public Affairs Network
Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities
FISH of Northwestern Connecticut
Five Points Gallery
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.
Greenwoods Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Hands of Grace
Helping Hands Chore Service
Kitty Quarters, Inc.
LARC, Inc.
Last Post Cat Refuge (Vivisection Investigation League)
Litchfield Hills Elderly Nutrition Program
Little Guild of Saint Francis
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
New Beginnings of Northwest Hills Litchfield County, Inc.
Northwest Connecticut Chamber Education Foundation, Inc.
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Northwest Connecticut YMCA
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities
Prime Time House
Salvation Army
Salvation Army of Torrington
Special Olympics Connecticut
Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau
Town of Colebrook
Town of Norfolk
Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine
University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.
Veterans Service Office & Museum
W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation
Warner Theatre
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
Winchester Youth Service Bureau
Winsted Area Child Care Center
Winsted Family Resource Center
Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

The Echo Valley Foundation Fund est. 2009

Established anonymously, this donor-advised fund supports charitable, scientific and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut and throughout the region.

Gifts
$100,000-$159,999
Anonymous

Grants | $123,500
American Friends Service Committee
The American Mural Project
American Whitewater
Amnesty International
Author’s Guild Foundation
Clinic for Special Children
Connecticut Farmland Trust
The Corner Food Pantry
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department
Germantown Friends School
Germantown Monthly Meeting
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Institute for Justice
Lakeville Hose Company
Ox-Fam America
Project A.L.S.
Reason Foundation
Salisbury Family Services, Inc.
Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service
Scoville Memorial Library Association
SOAR Educational Enrichment Inc.

Elson-Slemmer Fund for the Environment est. 2007

Established by Sandra Elson Slemmer and David Slemmer, this fund is used primarily for charitable, scientific and educational support relating to the protection of the natural environment with a primary focus in Northwest Connecticut.

Friends of New Hartford Fund est. 2002

Established by longtime New Hartford resident David L. Childs and New Hartford community members, this fund provides grants to charitable organizations in New Hartford.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Fitch Charitable Fund
$500-$999
Ann and Travers Auburn
Ellen Childs
$250-$499
Herbert H. Hedick
Jennifer and John McCormick | in memory of David Childs
Nancy and Norman Rogers
Caren and Gordon Ross
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Pine Meadow | in memory of David Childs
Torrington Savings Bank
$100-$249
George J. Bakevich
Elaine and Richard Carmelich
Carver Properties, Inc.
Irene and Roger Dietlin
Michele Fern
Sanita Gingras
Vicki and Ken Hawkins
Susan Horn
Amy Hudak
Jerram Winery, LLC
$100-$249
Katherine Kinane
Margot and David Krimmel
Diane and Michael Kurtz
Timothy Lyman and Alden Smith
Madeline McClave
Patricia and James Okrongly
Winifred and Leon Pratt
Linda and Douglas Roth
Andrea and Todd Russo
John Russo
Natalie and Christopher Sihpol
Laura and Steven Sundquist
Robin and Richard Weiss
Regina Wexler
Jane Whitney
up to $99
$1,270 in gifts

Jim & Nancy Garfield Fund for the Arts est. 2002

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Garfield, this fund supports cultural life in Northwest Connecticut.

Gifts
$100-$249
Ann and Sandy Mazeau

Grants | $750
The American Mural Project
Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
Warner Theatre

Richard M. Gilman Memorial Fund est. 2003

Mary Gilman began this fund to carry on the work of her late husband, Richard, whose efforts to help people extended from Torrington to Zimbabwe.

The Wayne M. Gnazzo & Family Fund est. 2011

A lifelong Torrington resident, Mr. Gnazzo established this donor-advised fund to support charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.

The G&G Educational Foundation Edward and Rachel Wang Family Fund est. 2016

Established by the Edward C. Wang, this fund supports initiatives, scholarships and programming that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America and address the human services needs of Asian people and communities in the United States.

Gifts
$3,000-$4,999
G&G Educational Foundation

The G&G Educational Foundation James P. Wang Family Fund est. 2016

Established by the James Payton Wang, this fund supports initiatives, scholarships and programming that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America and address the human services needs of Asian people and communities in the United States.

Gifts
$3,000-$4,999
G&G Educational Foundation

The G&G Educational Foundation Jo Wang and Kiau Loi Family Fund est. 2016

Established by the Jo Ann Loi family, this fund supports initiatives, scholarships and programming that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America and address the human services needs of Asian people and communities in the United States.

Gifts
$3,000-$4,999
G&G Educational Foundation

Grants | $3,300
Chinatown Museum Foundation
Oberlin Shansi
Running Start - Bringing Young Women to Politics
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
United East Athletics Association

The G&G Educational Foundation Nancy A. Wang Family Fund est. 2016

Established by Nancy Ann Wang, this fund supports programming, initiatives, and scholarships that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America, and address the human services needs of Asians and their communities in the United States.

Gifts
$3,000-$4,999
G&G Educational Foundation

Sue Grossman Still River Greenway Fund est. 1999

Created by the Still River Greenway committees of Torrington and Winsted, this fund supports the construction of a five-mile path for bicycling and walking between towns.

The Jeff and Diane Johnson Community Enhancement Fund est. 2015

Established by Diane E. and James F. Johnson, this donor-advised fund primarily supports the charitable, scientific, or educational initiatives in or affecting the people of Goshen.

Gifts
Diane and Jeff Johnson

Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund est. 2005

Established by Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde, this fund supports efforts to improve the quality of life in Litchfield County.

Grants | $4,250
Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills
FISH of Northwestern Connecticut
KidsPlay Children's Museum
Litchfield Community Center, Inc.
Litchfield Community Services Fund
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Northwest Connecticut YMCA
Oliver Wolcott Library, Inc.
The Torrington Library
Warner Theatre
White Memorial Conservation Center
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

Richard Leone COCC Fund est. 2004

Mr. Leone, president of Avon-based COCC, established this fund to benefit local charities. Formerly Connecticut Online Computer Center, Inc., COCC is a leading provider of technology for community banks and other financial institutions in the region.

Local Area Fund est. 2002

Established anonymously, this fund furthers the philanthropic goals of a local donor family.

The Merz Family Fund est. 2016

This fund supports charitable, religious, and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.

Miles for Moe Fund est. 2011

Established by Torrington residents Emil and Colleen Renzullo, this donor-advised fund honors the memory of their son by supporting LARC’s camp for children with and without special needs. The camp’s namesake, Emil “Moe” Renzullo, Jr., succumbed to leukemia in 2010 at age 12.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Arconic
Maureen Hannon and Randall Patterson
Linnea and James Mescall
Gail J. Renzullo
$500-$999
Laura and Gregory Garger
Mark Malloy
Andrew Pace
Gregory Susla
$250-$499
Allan Borghesi
Roland Boutin
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration
D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin
Robert F. Dwyer Esq.
Litchfield Bancorp
Joel A. Markowski MD, FAAP
North Torrington Veterinary Hospital
O&G Industries, Inc.
Progressive Paving and Construction
Sterling Sintered Technologies, Inc.
Theroux, Nowell & Stoughton, LLC
Torrington Savings Bank
Vet's Explosives, Inc.
$100-$249
Asbestos Management Company, LLC
Alfred Bonvicini
Bowen Agency, LLC
Elinor and Gerard Carbone
Isabelle and Michael Carbone
Collins Technical Services Company
William A. Conti, Esq.
Raymond Hall
Christina and Danny Hartnett
Hebrew 13:5 LLC d/b/a McDonald's #3752
His Glory, LLC d/b/a McDonald's #14735
His Hand, LLC d/b/a McDonald's #7809
John 14:1 LLC d/b/a McDonald's #1006
Thomas Howard and Jeanne Ruwet
Klebe Fuel Company
Cheryl and Tim Kloczko
Litchfield County Pediatrics, LLC
Linda and Robert Lundberg
Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial
Matt 19-26 LLC d/b/a McDonald's #2809
Matt 23:12 LLC d/b/a McDonald's #3246
Eastside Electric, Inc.
Abigail and John Moore
Northwest Community Bank
Northwest Hills Credit Union
Dr. Matthew N. Pagano
James Pepper
Petricone's Torrington Pharmacy
Pizzeria Marzano
Psalm 37 4-5 LLC d/b/a McDonald's #25928
Denise Sehnal
Ronald Weingart
Up to $99
$4,682 in gifts

Grants | $21,263
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration
LARC, Inc.
The Gilbert School
Torrington Football Letterman's Club
Torrington Middle School
Torrington Raider Football, Inc.
Torrington Varsity Alumni Club

Robert C. Miller and Carol H. Miller Fund est. 2006

This fund benefits area charitable organizations.

The Cara and Carl Muller Fund for Community Support est. 2006

The Mullers created this fund to support emerging community needs.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Carl’s True Value | in honor of Jeff Champion's father "Champ" and in memory of Jane Birnn, Mary DeMaria, Sean Lafferty, Frank Pokrinchak, Nona Swanson, and Jim Verlato

New Hartford Education Fund est. 2006

Grants from this fund support educational initiatives in the town of New Hartford.

Grants | $5,861
New Hartford PTO

Northwest Building Healthier Communities Fund est. 2017

This fund established by The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, a partner of Hartford Healthcare, supports economic and community development through the lens of social determinants of health. Focus areas for investment include: business growth and retention, educational and workforce development, strategic economic partnerships and regionalism, housing and transportation, as well as matters of social well-being. Its central purpose is the improvement of daily life for residents of the greater Torrington area.

Gifts
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration

Northwest Hills Fuel Bank Fund est. 2017

This fund provides emergency fuel assistance for residents of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury, Sharon, and Warren.

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Grants | $3,273.11
Northwest Hills Council of Governments

The Molly O’Connell Fund est. 2011

This fund, established by family of the late Molly O’Connell, supports charitable, scientific, or educational initiatives.

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

One Twenty One Fund est. 2013

This fund supports charitable, scientific and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.

Brian J. O’Neil Memorial Fund est. 2004

This fund was established in memory of Mr. O’Neil, a native of Winsted, after his untimely death on December 3, 2004, at age 50. The husband of Gail Williams O’Neil, Mr. O’Neil was a respected businessman and graduate of The Gilbert School and Central Connecticut State University.

Gifts
$500-$999
Sandy and David Dolinsky
$100-$249
High Five for Bri Girls | in memory of Brian J. O'Neil
Terry and Todd Hall
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Barbara Oneglia Alvarez Tycienski Fund est. 1994

Established in honor of the late Barbara Oneglia Alvarez Tycienski, this fund was established to support youth organizations within the Community Foundation’s service area.

Gifts
$500-$999
The Francis J. & Louisa J. Oneglia Foundation, Inc.

Robert B. and Cheryl Freehill Pauls Fund est. 2015

Established by Robert and Cheryl Pauls, this fund supports the arts—visual and performing—and arts educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut and beyond.

Gifts
$20,000-$24,999
Cheryl and Robert Pauls

Grants | $3,750
Cornwall Library Association
Litchfield Performing Arts
Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
Warner Theatre

Andrew Pike Memorial Fund est. 2010

Established by family of the late Andrew Pike, this donor-advised fund supports charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.

John A. Ponte Memorial Fund est. 2004

Established by Mr. Ponte’s friends and family, this fund is named for a popular Torrington businessman.

Gifts
$100-$249
Rose Ponte

Rebensacla Fund est. 2010

Established anonymously, this fund supports charitable initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.

Grants | $600
Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church

Virginia and Joseph Ruwet Fund est. 2016

This fund was established to honor life-long Torrington community members Virginia and Joseph Ruwet.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Thomas Howard and Jeanne Ruwet

JoAnn Ryan Fund est. 2003

This fund was established to support various local charities.

Nolin Selby Fund est. 2017

Established by a local philanthropic couple, this fund supports various charitable initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.

Gifts
Margaret and Adrian Selby

Polly and Wesley Strand and James L. Holmes Fund for Programs for Women and Children est. 2006

Torrington businesswoman Susan Strand established this fund to honor her late parents, Polly and Wesley Strand, and her uncle, James L. Holmes, for their devotion to community service.

Torrington-Winsted Rotary Non Endowed Fund est. 2002

The Torrington Rotary established this fund to support its continued service to the community.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Allan Borghesi
$250-$499
Torrington Winsted Area Rotary Club
$100-$249
JoAnn and Harry Briggs
Carl’s True Value
Brenda DiCarlo, LLC
Frank H. Finch, Jr., Esq.
Logan & Mencuccini, LLP
Donna and Brian Mattiello
Gerald H. Michalowski, CPA & Karen Michalowski, EA
Marion and Victor Muschell
up to $99
$100 in gifts

Grants | $3,619.90
Torrington Winsted Area Rotary Club

Seth L. Tracy Memorial Fund for Special Needs est. 2004

Established by the family of Seth Leo Tracy, this fund honors Seth’s memory with grants to organizations that serve individuals with special needs.

Grants | $500
Operation Overflow

Weigold Family Fund est. 2001

This fund awards annual grants to nonprofit organization’s that assist children with disabilities or terminal illnesses.

Grants | $649.09
Shriners Hospital for Children, Orthopedics Dept.

The Women & Girls Fund est. 1999

Established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls, the Women & Girls Fund has grown to more than 200 supporters who help women and girls develop skills, attain economic security, and improve their quality of life.

Gifts
$1,000-$2,999
Barbara Dughi
Stronger Women/Stronger World 5K
Torrington Savings Bank
$500-$999
Christopher Brigham
Dymax
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Judy Staubo
$250-$499
Judy and David Addazio
JoAnn Briggs
Joyce Briggs
Julia DeMichiel
Anthea Disney
Claire and Robert Dombi
Anna Heys
Barbara Millar
Christine Puglio | in honor of Christopher Wall
Lesa and Thomas Vanotti | with Torrington Savings Bank match
Elizabeth Whalen, M.D.
$100-$249
Judi Armstrong
Ann and Travers Auburn
Kathryn and Gerald Baker | in memory of Genevieve "Ginger" Swoyer
Cynthia Barrett
Carol Barron
Tina Bernacki
Joanne Borduas
Susan and David Carroll | with Torrington Savings Bank match, and in memory of Zena Temkin
Frank J. Chiaramonte
Hope S. Childs
Hon. Margaret Cooley
Janet Cosgrove
Ellen Culbreth
Mary Lee and Robert Dunn
Marie C. Gervasini
Betsy and Bill Goff
Maria Gonzalez
Amanda S. Hill
Lynn Ray Hoopes
Farida and Ghulam Jilani
Katherine Kinane
Diana Larocco
Corky and John Lavieri
Diane and Mark Libby
Eileen and Peter Litwin
Kerwin Mayers
Jacqueline and Philip Miller
Kathryn and Frederick Minck
Gayle Moraski
Victoria Patrick
Jennifer Paul | United Way of Northwest CT Giving
Janet Petricone
Martha Phillips
Heidi Picard-Ramsay
Faith Poliquin
Susan Rea
Robin Ruwet-Turpin
Ellen Sinreich | in honor of Barbara Dughi
Marlene and Christopher Smith | in honor of Barbara Spiegel
Torrington Winsted Area Rotary Club | in memory of Roberta Lee August
Rachel Tway-Grant and Junior English
Nancy Wadhams
Carol Walzer
Hon. Roberta Willis
Sandra Zielinski
up to $99
$3,854 in gifts

Grants | $9,126.52
Bakerville Library
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Kent Education Center & Nursery School
LARC, Inc.
Northwest Connecticut YMCA, Winsted Branch
Winsted Area Child Care Center

Youth Fund est. 2000

Established through the generosity of the Borghesi family, the Youth Fund supports the Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program, which is designed to give young people a platform for expression and innovation to bring about new and sustainable solutions to community issues. Through their participation in school-based councils, students learn lifelong lessons about charitable giving and volunteering. They make annual grant recommendations based on their examination of issues impacting youth and their community, and raise money for this endowed fund.

Gifts
$250-$499
Judy Staubo

Grants | $2,500
Torrington High School Central Treasury

T.J. Zappulla Fund est. 2017

A lifelong Torrington resident, T.J. Zappulla was committed to the well-being and success of the community. This fund honors his commitment by supporting charitable, scientific, and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut with a preference for supporting access to housing for all, animal welfare, and providing services for and combating injustice to individuals of nontraditional gender identities.

Gifts
$100-$249
in memory of Marian Zappulla
Ducci Kitchens, Inc.
Robin and Michael Magistrali
Marianne and Dick Maynard
Jon Zappulla
up to $99
$165 in gifts

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Designated Funds

Designated Funds are established to provide grants to specified nonprofit organizations in perpetuity. Often created by bequest, these funds ensure a steady stream of annual income to the fundholders’ favorite nonprofit organizations for as long as the nonprofit continues in the effective pursuit of its mission.

Mary H. Coutant Fund for Rising Star Camp est. 2001

Established in recognition of Mary H. Coutant’s contributions to the community, this endowment supports programs that benefit at-risk children through the Winchester Youth Service Bureau aged 5 to 15 by encouraging healthy choices and goal-setting.

Gifts
$500-$999
Sandra Roberts

Grants | $1,750
Winchester Youth Service Bureau

Gillian and Polly Fund est. 2001

This endowed fund supports Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington and the Susan B. Anthony Project.

Grants | $350
Trinity Episcopal Church

Dr. John S. Glenn Fund for Nurses est. 2000

Grants from this fund benefit clinical staff at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Gifts
$100-$249
Bette and Jerry Geci | in memory of Dr. John S. Glenn
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Grants | $1,500
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Holley-Doremus Fund est. 2010

Established by the late Mary Holley Doremus of Harwinton with the remainder of a trust created during her lifetime, this fund provides grants to a variety of area charitable organizations.

Grants | $1,700
Susan B. Anthony Project
CMHA/ Northwest Center for Family Service & ME
Harwinton Historical Society
Harwinton Land Trust
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Torrington Historical Society
United Way of Northwest Connecticut, Inc.

Keroden Designated Fund est. 2002

Established anonymously, this fund provides support for Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Litchfield Community Center Music Fund est. 2002

Established by the late Dan North, this endowed fund supports danceable music programs held at the Litchfield Community Center.

Grants | $11,900
Litchfield Community Center

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Agency Funds

Agency Funds are established by nonprofits to support their charitable needs. The Community Foundation handles the management and stewardship of their charitable assets to enable a stable source of revenue for the nonprofit at a low cost. This frees the nonprofit and its board of directors to concentrate on the pursuit of the nonprofit’s charitable mission.

American Legion Post 46 Fund for Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. est. 2008

Established with donations from the Legion post, this fund supports the work of Goshen Community Care and Hospice.

Susan B. Anthony Project Funds est. 2007

These funds support the Susan B. Anthony Project and its affiliated agencies. The Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence:

Susan B. Anthony Project Capital Improvement Reserve Fund
Susan B. Anthony Project Endowment Fund

Gifts
up to $99
$75 in gifts

The Beekley Library Funds est. 2010

This collection of designated agency funds supports the charitable, scientific and educational purposes of and capital improvements to The Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library and maintenance of the library’s piano and gardens:

The Beekley Library Capital Fund
The Beekley Library Future Building Construction Fund
The Licia Beekley Garden and Winar Piano Fund
The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library Endowment Fund
Lee Tangarone Memorial Fund for Children's Programs and Collections

The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills est. 2004

This fund provides complementary therapy programs, such as massage therapy, oncology nutrition, social work services and yoga, and provides financial support for cancer patients in active treatment. During 2017, more than 265 individuals donated more than $118,000 most in memory of loved ones. For a complete list of gifts, please contact The Center for Cancer Care P.O. Box 1801 Litchfield, CT 06759

Chore Service Endowment Fund est. 2009

This designated agency fund supports Chore Service, Inc. in perpetuity, a nonprofit that helps senior and disabled residents of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Norfolk, Salisbury, and Sharon stay at home safely and independently.

Gifts
$100-$249
Hon. Margaret Cooley

Cornwall Conservation Trust Funds est. 2005-2016

These funds are used for land acquisition and management with the aim of preserving unspoiled open space for the benefit of the community at large. In addition to these funds, the Student Grants Fund provides scholarships to Region 1 students who demonstrate a concern for the environment:

Bennett Stewardship Fund
Brokaw Stewardship Fund
Cooley Stewardship Fund
Dodd Stewardship Fund
Endowment Fund
Fox/Lane Stewardship Fund
General Stewardship Fund
Hare Stewardship Fund
Hart Stewardship Fund
Hofer Stewardship Fund
Ives Stewardship Fund
Operating Fund
Prud’homme Stewardship Fund
Rattlesnake Preserve Stewardship Fund
Reserve Fund
Rogers Stewardship Fund
Selby Stewardship Fund
Trinity Forest Stewardship Fund
VanValkenburgh/Burkardt Stewardship Fund
Walker Stewardship Fund

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

The Cornwall Foundation General Fund est. 2002-2014

This fund supports The Cornwall Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Cornwall.

Cornwall Historical Society Funds est. 2012-2014

These funds support the charitable, scientific and educational mission of the Cornwall Historical Society with current income and long-term stability:

Cornwall Historical Society Endowment Fund
Cornwall Historical Society-Norman Dorsen Fund

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Cornwall Library Fund est. 2008

Established through the Edwards Community Endowment Project, this permanent fund contributes to the library’s long-term stability.

Gifts
$100-$249
Hon. Margaret Cooley

Foundation for Norfolk Living, Inc. Fund est. 2006

This agency pass-through fund supports the charitable purposes of the Foundation for Norfolk Living.

Friends of Hospice Funds est. 2002-2007

Multiple agency funds support Friends of Hospice, the foremost provider of services for terminally ill residents of Litchfield, Harwinton and Torrington:

Friends of Hospice Endowment Fund
Friends of Hospice Mildred S. Pascale Fund
Friends of Hospice Rockefeller Fund

Goshen Community Care and Hospice Fund est. 2005

Grants from this fund are used to help finance health care in the town of Goshen, especially for the elderly and chronically ill.

Goshen Historical Society Funds est. 2008-2011

These agency funds support the long-term needs and capital needs of the Goshen Historical Society:

Goshen Historical Society Capital Fund
Goshen Historical Society Endowment Fund

Goshen Public Library Endowment Fund est. 2006

This fund supports the Goshen Public Library in perpetuity.

Bernice H. Harmon Hospice Fund est. 2012

This endowed fund provides current income and long-term protection for the operations of the Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc.

Harwinton Library Friends Funds est. 2012-2015

These agency funds support the mission of Harwinton Library Friends as well as charitable scientific or educational initiatives in Harwinton:

Harwinton Library Friends Fund
Harwinton Library Friends-Stasia Motuzick Endowment Fund

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Heritage Land Preservation Trust Funds est. 2008

These funds support the charitable purposes of the Heritage Land Preservation Trust:

Heritage Land Preservation Trust Endowment Fund
Heritage Land Preservation Trust Fund
Heritage Land Preservation Trust Northwoods Fund

Theodore A. Hungerford Memorial Museum Association Endowment Fund est. 2010

This designated agency fund supports the museum and its mission in perpetuity.

The Institute for American Indian Studies Fund est. 2015

This endowed designated agency fund supports The Institute for American Indian Studies in its charitable mission to preserve and promote the spirit of the first people.

Litchfield Community Center Reserve Fund est. 2014

This agency fund supports the operations and capital needs of the Litchfield Community Center and its charitable, social, and educational initiatives.

Litchfield Garden Club Centennial Fund est. 2013

This agency fund was established to further the Litchfield Garden Club’s charitable mission to educate members and the public in scientific and artistic methods of gardening, stimulate interest in horticulture, encourage and assist in civic beautification, raise environmental awareness, and protect and conserve our national and historic heritage.

The Little Guild Funds est. 2011-2012

These funds provide for long-term needs and support the charitable efforts of The Little Guild of Saint Francis, provide protection for operations, and support the charitable efforts of the shelter for homeless pets:

The Little Guild Endowment Fund
Gifts
up to $99
$75 in gifts
The Little Guild Operational Fund
Gifts
$500-$999
Elizabeth and James Fishman

Norfolk Connecticut Children’s Foundation Fund est. 2016

This fund supports the charitable mission of the Norfolk Connecticut Children's Foundation that no Norfolk child should be denied civic, educational, social, or cultural enrichment opportunities because of financial need.

The Norfolk Foundation Fund est. 2015

This fund supports the charitable purposes of the Norfolk Foundation, contributing to the sustainability and revitalization of Norfolk in relationship to the area’s natural, artistic, and cultural attractions.

Northwestern CT YMCA Funds est. 2007-2011

These agency funds provide operational support and perpetuate the charitable purposes of the Northwestern Connecticut YMCA and support the YMCA’s efforts to nurture the development and leadership potential of area children and teens:

Northwestern CT YMCA Designated Project Fund
Northwestern CT YMCA Endowment Fund
Northwestern CT YMCA Fund
Northwestern CT YMCA Youth Leadership Fund

Railroad Museum of New England – Hazel Koch Fund est. 2005

This fund supports the Railroad Museum of New England in perpetuity.

The River Stewards of Tomorrow Fund est. 2009

Proceeds from this designated agency endowment support the Housatonic Valley Association’s conservation efforts by educating and training future generations to be stewards of the environment.

The Sharon Ambulance Fund est. 2017

The Sharon Ambulance Fund supports the purchase of ambulances.

Sharon Fire Department Funds est. 2017

These funds support the mission of the Sharon Fire Department:

Sharon Fire Department John Morgan Fund
Sharon Fire Department Operations Fund

Sharon Land Trust Funds est. 2014-2017

These funds support the protection and preservation of lands with special scenic, natural, environmental, recreational, historic, or agricultural value for the rural atmosphere of the town of Sharon. The Mary Moore Fund provides land stewardship for the nature preserve or sanctuary bequeathed to the Sharon Land Trust by Mary Moore:

Mary Moore Fund
Sharon Land Trust Endowment Fund
Sharon Land Trust Quick Strike Acquisition Fund
Sharon Land Trust Stewardship & Protection Fund

The Sharon Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund est. 2014

This fund furthers the charitable mission of the Sharon Woman’s Club to stimulate and encourage all efforts toward intellectual, and social betterment in the home and in the community.

The Taconic Learning Center Fund est. 2014

This agency fund supports the charitable mission of the Taconic Learning Center to provide the opportunity and resources for lifelong education and self-development for residents of Northwest Connecticut and adjacent communities in New York and Massachusetts.

Torrington Veteran’s Memorial Wall Fund est. 2013

This fund supports the maintenance of the Veteran's Memorial Wall located at 140 Main Street, Torrington, as well as the Association's charitable work to honor and memorialize local veterans and educate the public about the role of local veterans throughout history.

United Way Funds est. 2005-2011

These funds support the local United Way’s ongoing operations and support agency operations:

United Way of Northwest Connecticut’s “1943 Society” Fund
United Way of Northwest CT Unrestricted Operating Fund

VNA Northwest Endowment Fund est. 2016

This endowed agency fund was established to support the VNA Northwest CT’s charitable mission to provide home health, hospice and wellness programs in a professional and caring manner to residents of Litchfield County.

Gifts
$500-$999
Dwight Keeney
$100-$249
Hon. Margaret Cooley
Gifts under $100
$25 in gifts

The Warner Theatre Sustainability Funds est. 2015-2017

These agency funds support the efforts of the Warner Theatre toward the development of performing, visual and literary arts through media presentations and local community stage productions; the providing of a venue for local and regional organizations, as well as national touring companies and artists; the providing of educational opportunities to all, and the preservation and maintenance of the historical Warner Theatre building, Nancy Marine Studio Theatre and the Warner Campus:

The Warner Theatre Sustainability Fund
The Warner Theatre Sustainability Fund – Non Endowed

Gifts
$100-$249
Rose Ponte
up to $99
$25 in gifts

Warren Public Library Fund est. 2016

This fund supports the Warren Public Library in its mission to meet and anticipate the community’s intellectual and social needs, including providing a place for the discovery and exploration of ideas.

Washington Art Association, Inc. Funds est. 2009-2015

These agency funds support the charitable purposes of the Washington Art Association:

Washington Art Association Capital Campaign Fund
Washington Art Association, Inc. Endowment Fund
Washington Art Association, Inc. Fund

Washington Garden Club Investment Fund est. 2015

This agency fund supports the charitable mission of the Washington Garden Club to develop knowledge of and a love for gardening among its members and the public, to enhance the natural beauty of the Washington, Conn., community through civic plantings, and to promote the conservation of natural resources.

Winsted Area Child Care Center Endowment Fund est. 2012

This fund provides current income and long-term security for the Winsted Area Child Care Center.

Winsted Health Center Foundation Fund est. 2016

This fund supports the Winsted Health Center Foundation in perpetuity as the Foundation works to establish and maintain healthcare services primarily in Winchester, and the surrounding communities, to conduct education programs for the benefit of the public at large and to expand economic stability in the community through the provision of healthcare-related employment.

Wisdom House Endowment Fund est. 2004

This endowment provides funding to support the mission of Wisdom House, a center for spiritual growth since 1949.

YMCA Camp Mohawk Funds est. 2006-2008

Arlene Foulds Memorial Fund
This fund, established in memory of Arlene Foulds, supports the YMCA’s Camp Mohawk for girls.

Cindy Morse Leadership Development Fund
Proceeds from this fund, established in memory of Cindy Morse and her inspirational leadership as a director and trustee of the camp, support the YMCA’s Camp Mohawk for Girls in perpetuity.

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Scholarship and Academic Award Funds

Scholarship and Academic Award Funds are established to support educational purposes. Fundholders can restrict a scholarship fund to students attending a specific educational institution or pursuing specific courses of study. Community Foundation staff work with guidance counselors and coaches to locate eligible students, facilitate the application process and award recipients.

Mary Ellen Adamo Scholarship Fund est. 2004

Established by the family of Mary Ellen Adamo to honor her memory, this fund provides tuition assistance to female students at Torrington’s Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.

Gifts
in memory of Michael Adamo
$500-$999
Kathy and Tom Mettling
Susan Patterson
$250-$499
Marc Garrigus
$100-$249
Bordonaro Family
Lenore and Kevin Case
Mary and Melvin Clemmer
Janis Grape | in honor of Michele Adamo-Prifogle
Laura Lamb
Catherine and Edward McCann
Remo, Kathy, and Greg Renza
Adrienne and Steven Sutton
up to $99
$720 in gifts

Scholarships
$600 awarded to a Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts student

Russell Anderson, Carmen Brooks Anderson, and Henry Vail Brooks Scholarship Fund est. 2000

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Torrington High School who plan to major in industrial arts, teaching, or nursing. Recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic excellence, character and citizenship.

Scholarships
$24,000 awarded to Torrington High School graduates

Betsy L. Bertoli Scholarship Fund est. 2001

Recipients of this scholarship are graduates of Torrington High School who plan to pursue a career in accounting or business administration/management.

Gifts
up to $99
$75 in gifts

Scholarships
$350 awarded to a Torrington High School graduate

Khurshed Bhumgara Fund est. 2014

This endowed unrestricted fund was established through a bequest from Khurshed Bhumgara. Mr. Bhumgara retired in 2002 from a successful career in capital and real estate development. He settled in Sharon, Conn., where he worked tirelessly to support and steward the nonprofits of the Northwest Corner, including serving as a Community Foundation board member for many years.

Gifts
Estate of Khurshed Bhumgara

Scholarships
$11,050 awarded to 24 Northwest Connecticut students

Russell F. Bruno Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This fund provides an annual award to a Torrington High School graduate who has excelled in English and plans to pursue college studies in writing, literature, journalism, or related fields.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship Fund est. 2002

This scholarship benefits deserving high school graduates from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted.

Gifts
$100-$249
Penelope and Clement Sidlosky

Mae Casali Bonvicini Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This scholarship was established to benefit outstanding graduates of Torrington High School with financial need who are pursuing degrees at four-year colleges or technical schools.

Steven A. Chupka Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2001

Recipients are graduates of Oliver Wolcott Technical High School who demonstrate financial need, academic merit and community service. Preference may be given to students with an academic focus in electronics, but students pursuing other fields of study also are eligible to apply.

Gifts
$100-$249
Geraldine Zimmerman | in memory of Paul Zimmerman

Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2013

Established in honor of beloved community member Tim Considine, this fund provides support to Torrington residents currently enrolled as seniors in a high school or vocational technical school who are seeking admission to an accredited university. Preference is given to students who participate in school and/or organized sports while demonstrating academic achievement and a commitment to organized religion and who display exemplary character through either extracurricular accomplishments or community service.

Gifts
$5,000-$9,999
Tee It Up for T. Cons
$100-$249
Terina and Michael Smith

Dick Cooke Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This fund benefits Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate financial need, academic merit, and community service.

Cornwall Conservation Trust Student Grants Fund est. 2008

The Student Grants Fund provides scholarships to Region 1 students who demonstrate a concern for the environment.

Scholarships
$3,050 awarded to local students

Jeannine and Gerald Coutu Memorial Fund est. 2008

This fund was established by the three Coutu children in honor of their parents, longtime residents of Canton.

Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship Fund est. 2016

Mr. Diskavich established this fund through his estate planning to support the educational goals of graduates of Oliver Wolcott Technical School.

Scholarships
$9,550 awarded to 10 graduates of Oliver Wolcott Technical School

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship Fund est. 2003

Mrs. Ducci, who was a resident of New Hartford, established this endowed scholarship fund to benefit graduates of a public high school who reside in the Community Foundation’s service area.

Gifts
in memory of Frances Ducci
$1,000-$2,999
Paul Dinto
Elaine and Paul Dinto
up to $99
$25 in gifts

Scholarships
$5,000 awarded to four Northwest Corner students

Marion Wm. Edwards Scholarship Fund est. 2000

This scholarship benefits Torrington High School graduates who are continuing in Italian studies.

Scholarships
$300 awarded to a Torrington High School graduate

Michele Farley Pittler Scholarship Fund est. 2002

This memorial fund provides scholarships to Torrington High School graduates based on financial need, academic merit, and community service.

Scholarships
$1,500 awarded to two Torrington High School graduates

Charles and Pierina Fossati Scholarship Fund est. 2009

Established through a bequest by Eleanor Fossati in memory of her parents, this scholarship is awarded to Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate financial need, exemplary character and academic achievement.

Scholarships
$1,000 awarded to a Torrington High School graduate

Health Care Auxiliary Scholarship Fund est. 2016

This fund supports the educational goals of Region 1 students pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Scholarships
$5,000 awarded to two students pursuing careers in healthcare

Italian-American Republican Club Scholarship Fund est. 2000

Recipients are Torrington residents of Italian descent entering their junior or senior year of college who are majoring in political science, government, history, or pre-law.

Diane and Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund est. 2009

This scholarship fund benefits Goshen residents based on financial need and extracurricular accomplishments.

Scholarships
$7,000 awarded to two Goshen students

Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund est. 2005

Established by Elizabeth Julian in memory of her late brother, this scholarship benefits past graduates of St. Anthony School who plan to pursue a career in accounting.

John A. and Ann K. Mettling Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in honor of John and Ann Mettling.

Gifts
$500-$999
JoAnn Ryan

Scholarships
$500 awarded to a Northwest Corner student

Kenneth K. Mills Scholarship Fund est. 2006

Per the will of Mr. Mills, this fund provides scholarships to Shepaug Valley Regional High School graduates who will be attending Rutgers University.

Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2010

Established in tribute to a prominent Torrington businessman and community activist who died unexpectedly in 2004 at age 44, this fund provides scholarship support for graduating high school athletes who exemplify traits possessed by Mr. Ponte, including character, leadership, scholarship and athletic achievement.

Gifts
up to $99
$50 in gifts

Scholarships
$2,000 awarded to four Northwest Corner students

The Rivera Family Fund for Arts and Music est. 2015

Established through a bequest from Torrington resident Mary Elizabeth Rivera, this fund supports the advancement of the arts and music through scholarships.

Gifts
$100-$249
Carol Marine

Alan Silano Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2007

This fund was established in memory of Torrington educator Alan Silano.

Arthur R. Smith Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This fund was established in memory of a venerable teacher at South Kent School. Each year, the faculty designates a scholarship recipient who exemplifies traits possessed by Mr. Smith, including intellectual curiosity, moral integrity, and a sense of humor.

Gifts
$100-$249
James Montanaro

Scholarships
$700 awarded to two students

Southwest School Scholarship in Memory of Marion Wm. Edwards Fund est. 2000

Established in memory of Marion Wm. Edwards by his wife, the late Alice Fabro Edwards, this fund makes an annual award to a Torrington High School graduate who also graduated from Southwest Elementary School in Torrington.

Scholarships
$500 awarded to a Torrington High School graduate

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship Fund est. 1997

Through a bequest in his will, Vincent J. Stanulis established this endowment to honor his mother. Recipients are residents of the Community Foundation’s service area who are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Scholarships
$27,550 awarded to 48 Northwest Corner students

Torrington High School Scholarship Funds

A collection of scholarships that support the continuing education of graduates of Torrington High School.

Scholarships
In 2017, $12,750 awarded to 25 Torrington High School seniors.

Anthony "Frank" Amicone Memorial Scholarship Fund
Stephen G. Andre Memorial Scholarship Fund
Regina Tate Balfe Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
David R. Bennett Scholarship Fund
Erman Cavagnero Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fred J. Coffin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Shawn Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eva M. Coty Memorial Scholarship Fund
Helen H. Dautrich Scholarship Fund
John Denza Memorial Scholarship Fund
Cornelius Donahue Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert G. Doyle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Bob and Ray Good Scholarship Fund
Florence Hakalski Scholarship Fund
Michael G. Haschak Scholarship Fund
Frank Kalinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert J. Lariviere, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Torrington Lithuanian Mutual Benefit Club Scholarship Fund
Robert C. & Margaret G. Lizotte Art Scholarship Fund
Julia McDonnell/Henry Fries Scholarship Fund
Gifts
in memory of Henry Fries
$100-$249
Roy and John Fredricksen
Mary and Joseph Roman
up to $99
$275 in gifts
Frank "Frankie" J. McGowan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
James Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Victor Muschell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
North School PTO Scholarship Fund
Nursing/Industrial Arts Scholarship Fund
Piemontese Club Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leonard Rendino Scholarship Fund
Joseph and Bernice Repas Scholarship Fund
Margaret Ringstad Riefe Scholarship Fund
Dr. Shenoi & Family Scholarship Fund
Jeff Stannard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Gifts
$500-$999
Darlene and Lucian Stannard
Nellie J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mariantonia Tate Memorial Allied Health Scholarship Fund
Temkin Family Valedictory Award Fund
THS Student Council Scholarship Fund
Frederick J. Wilcox Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund
Gifts
$500-$999
Marcia Doyle
Maletta Pfeiffer & Associates, LLC
$100-$249
East School Robert Kelly Scholarship Fund
Mary Ellen and Ronald Peasley
Gifts
in memory of D. Robert Kelly
$100-$249
Marilyn and Roger Adams
Maura and John Leear
Mary and Joseph Roman
Mary Ann and James Scaia
up to $99​
$325 in gifts
Elizabeth & Santo Fainelli Scholarship Fund
Joseph Farrington Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kathleen T. Finn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Gifts
$100-$249
Alfred J. Finn

Torrington UNICO Foundation Scholarships est. 2010

A composite of 14 annual awards named for prominent community leaders and UNICO members, these scholarships assist area youth with the cost of higher education in perpetuity.

Gifts
Fiore and Edith Petricone Scholarship
$250-$499
Judith and Peter Lynch
Janet and Robert Petricone
Stephen Petricone

In 2017, $25,600 was awarded to 22 Northwest Corner students; $1,000 was awarded for the Abate Award

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship Fund est. 2010

Established by family of the late Albert C. Turri, this scholarship supports area students pursuing postsecondary degrees in the fields of electrical engineering or electronics. The fund honors Mr. Turri’s legacy as founder of Turri Electric Co. in 1946.

Scholarships
$5,400 awarded to three Northwest Corner students

United Nations Association of NW Connecticut Scholarship Funds

The UNA scholarship funds support a United Nations Association scholarship administered by The United Nations Association. Scholarships benefit graduates of public high schools in Northwest Connecticut. Recipients demonstrate academic merit, interest in international issues, foreign language proficiency, and a commitment to social betterment.

United Nations Association of NW Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation in memory of Lisl C. Standen | est. 2009
Scholarships $14,000

The United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Fund | est. 2015
Scholarships $14,000

Westside School Association/Harry Arsego Memorial Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This scholarship supports students attending the Warner Center for Performing Arts with tuition expenses.

James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship Fund est. 2001

This scholarship supports graduates of The Gilbert School, Oliver Wolcott Technical High School, and Northwest Regional District 7 High School. Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, and community service.

Scholarships
$9,000 awarded to 12 Northwest Corner students

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) provide income for donors and/or their family members for a fixed number of years. Then, the balance is transferred to the Community Foundation to be used toward donor’s specific charitable interests.

Joshua Girolimon CRT Fund est. 2010

This fund was established by the family of Joshua Girolimon to support his medical needs during his lifetime. In the future, the Community Foundation will use proceeds from the remainder of the trust to support nonprofits in his honor.

Frank and Vivienne Vanoni CRT Fund est. 2005

Established by Dr. Vanoni and his late wife, Vivienne, this fund provides income for Dr. Vanoni during his lifetime. In the future, the Community Foundation will use proceeds from the remainder of the trust to support nonprofits in their honor.

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Supporting Organizations

Supporting Organizations are similar to private foundations in that they operate with a separate board of directors with grant-making responsibilities, but because they operate under the “umbrella” of the Community Foundation, they operate more efficiently and with the benefits of a public charity. Directors enjoy a high amount of involvement in their philanthropy while benefiting from the Community Foundation’s grant and investment expertise and administrative support.

Foundation For Community Health

Foundation for Community Health supports organizations that work to maintain and improve the physical and mental health of residents* served by Sharon Hospital and organizations that provide community healthcare services within those areas.
*Canaan, Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, Warren, East Canaan, Falls Village, Goshen, Kent, Lakeville, Lime Rock, Norfolk, Salisbury, Sharon, South Kent, Taconic, West Cornwall in Connecticut, as well as the New York communities of Amenia, Ancram, Ancramdale, Copake, Copake Falls, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, Pine Plains, Stanfordville, Wassaic and Wingdale.

Grants | $18,900
Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Prime Time House

John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation

The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation was created for the purpose of protecting and improving the welfare of animals of all kinds with a focus on cats and dogs, the promotion of veterinary programs, and the protection of wildlife, including endangered species, flora and fauna.

Grants | $661,256
Connecticut Humane Society
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
New England Forestry Foundation
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Thomas J. O’Connor Foundation Animal Control and Adoption Center Foundation Inc.
Roaring Brook Nature Center
Westchester Land Trust
Woodstock Land Conservancy

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Audited Financials

Investment Performance

Statement of Financial Position
For the year ended December 31, 2017, with comparable totals for 2016


Statement of Activities
For the year ended December 31, 2017, with comparable totals for 2016

For a complete audit or 990, visit our financials page or contact us at 860.626.1245

In addition to benchmarking its performance against market-driven indices, the Community Foundation compares its performance against its community foundation peers nationally. From initial date of participation in the Council on Foundations national survey, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation consistently has ranked among the top of its peer group of $50 million – $99 million Community Foundations. In 2017, the Community Foundation was ranked #4 out of 142 Community Foundations reporting nationally with investment returns of 18.4 percent.

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Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.