News

  • November 21st, 2016

    Along with our 2016 name change, the Community Foundation has made many updates and upgrades that recently have been implemented at the Community Foundation. Nonprofit Resources On the Nonprofit Resources page you can find information about...

  • November 18th, 2016

    The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $566,225. The Fund awarded $455,625 to 19 designated nonprofits and $110,600 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide...

  • November 10th, 2016

    Nonprofit Advisory Institute Board Chair Roundtable Throughout the year, the Community Foundation partners with the Connecticut Community Foundation to bring together nonprofit board chairs for educational sessions and networking....

  • October 18th, 2016

    If you’re going to be away, have a physical disability, major illness, or another qualifying barrier to going to the polls on Election Day (11/8), you may be eligible for an absentee ballot. It’s recommended to apply as soon as possible...

  • July 27th, 2016

    The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $691,025. The Fund awarded $455,625 to 19 designated nonprofits and $235,400 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide...

  • July 15th, 2016

    The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has made awards to 21 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $84,400 during its second grant cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation makes grants to local charities three times a year: early...

  • July 5th, 2016

    Betty Rivera – The Rivera Family Fund for Arts and Music supports art and music students in the Northwest Corner. Local author Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Rivera enjoyed many years working as an ...

  • July 1st, 2016

    Area students have been awarded $133,225 in scholarships and awards for the 2016-2017 academic year through funds held at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The following students have been awarded scholarships: ANTHONY "FRANK...

  • July 1st, 2016

    Joanne Borduas of Waterbury and Maria Gonzalez of Torrington have been named to the executive committee of the Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The Women & Girls Fund annually awards grants to a diverse...

  • June 14th, 2016

      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...

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