News

  • January 26th, 2018

    The Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for grants. Programs eligible for grants include those that serve women and girls in the development of economic self-sufficiency by means of...

  • January 9th, 2018

    The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants to 36 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $135,965 during its third grant cycle of 2017. The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants to Northwest Connecticut charities...

  • December 8th, 2017

    The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made by an anonymous local donor, has awarded 53 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s...

  • December 7th, 2017

    The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $757,978. The Fund awarded $546,750 to 19 designated nonprofits and $217,228 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide...

  • November 14th, 2017

    Please join us as BoardSource Certified trainer Sharon Danosky, Danosky & Associates, leads a conversation on how to best utilize evaluation and assessment to strengthen your board. Evaluation and assessment enables a board to hold itself,...

  • September 8th, 2017

    CRM/Database Administrator  Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation The Database Administrator manages the Community Foundation’s database, shared drives, and digital archives. View complete job description   To...

  • August 30th, 2017

    The Community Foundation has allocated up to $60,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. Grants are made possible through the Draper Foundation...

  • August 29th, 2017

    2016 Community Report ​2016 Community Report At-A-Glance Founded 1969 Assets $94.1 million Geographic area 20 towns of Northwest Connecticut Funds under Foundation management 274 Scholarships awarded $136,450 Grants awarded $2,977,043....

  • August 22nd, 2017

    Finding qualified and enthusiastic board members can be challenging, yet it is vital to the health and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. According to a recent survey, 58% of nonprofit leaders report that it is difficult to recruit new...

  • August 8th, 2017

    Katherine Kinane, PhD of New Hartford and Kathleen Weinstein of Torrington have been named to the executive committee of the Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The Fund awards grants annually for programs and...

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