News

  • November 30th, 2018

    The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made anonymously through a donor-advised fund, has awarded 52 charitable organizations serving some of the...

  • November 26th, 2018

      Happy #GivingTuesday! #Giving Tuesday is a global day of local giving. Occurring this year on November 27th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Just as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business...

  • November 21st, 2018

    The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $800,037.50. The Fund awarded $574,087.50 to 19 designated nonprofits and $225,950 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that...

  • November 20th, 2018

    Vic Muschell of Torrington and Lori Riiska of Winsted have been named to the board of directors of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to 20 towns in Litchfield County. Vic Muschell is an attorney...

  • October 22nd, 2018

    Jane Williams of Winsted has been named to the executive committee of the Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The Fund’s current funding priority is to support, through annual grant awards, women and girls...

  • August 31st, 2018

    The Community Foundation has allocated a minimum of $55,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. More may be available based on need. Grants are made...

  • August 24th, 2018

    ​ Join the Women & Girls Fund for an evening full of laughs with Velya Jancz-Urban.  Velya lives her life by the adage, “There is no growth without change.” She is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy...

  • August 20th, 2018

    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...

  • August 9th, 2018

    Area students have been awarded $158,500 in scholarships and awards for the 2018-2019 academic year through funds held at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The following students have been awarded scholarships: ANTHONY "FRANK...

  • August 7th, 2018

    The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants to 21 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $86,525 during its second grant cycle of 2018. The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants to Northwest Connecticut charities...

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