Community Foundation Rebranded: Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

For more than 45 years, you have helped shape the Community Foundation.  We have helped you research emerging issues, launch initiatives and forge partnerships to address critical needs. Our community has become stronger and more vibrant through the establishment of funds and generous annual donations—through the work of talented community volunteers and leaders, and through thoughtful grant-making in support of hardworking and imaginative nonprofits.

Over the years, our values and principles have remained unchanged: We seek 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. Our new name and our new logo represent our immutable service to Northwest Connecticut—service that continues to forge new and innovative approaches to community leadership, to preserve and protect philanthropic partnerships—service that is deeply rooted in our Northwest Corner.

Founded in 1969 through a $15,000 gift from the Torrington Club, the Community Foundation has grown–through the benevolence of our community members and the financial stewardship of our staff and volunteers—to a $90 million endowment that supported the Northwest Corner with $4.3 million in grants and scholarship in 2015.

“We are humbled by our modest beginnings, dedicated to our Northwest Corner, and honored to continue to serve as your Community Foundation,” said Guy Rovezzi, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation President. 

“We look forward to tomorrow’s challenges with a commitment to performance and a vision of leadership that make us Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation in name, in spirit, and in practice.”

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