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  • 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...

  • April 26th, 2016

    The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has made awards to 30 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $108,000 during its first grant cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation makes grants to local charities three times a year:...

  • April 20th, 2016

    The Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has awarded $10,400 to local organizations in support of employment readiness for women and girls. The grants were presented at a Women & Girls Fund Reception at the...

  • February 11th, 2016

    The Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, in collaboration with Random Hacks of Kindness Jr, hosted a “hackathon” for social good for girls in grades four through eight on March 12 at the...

  • January 12th, 2016

    The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut is awarding scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship applications are now available for the more than $100,000 available to area students. Scholarship guidelines, requirements and...

  • December 23rd, 2015

    On December 18, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen...

  • December 16th, 2015

    In December 2015, Cotiviti of Atlanta, Ga. with offices in Connecticut, donated 150 refurbished Lenovo laptop computers with travel cord sets and several desktop computers valued ay more than $76,000 to the Community Foundation to be...

  • December 15th, 2015

    The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has made awards to 13 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $63,000 during its third grant cycle of 2015. The Community Foundation makes grants to local charities three times a year: early...

  • December 14th, 2015

    The Community Foundation of Northwest CT and Danosky & Associates, LLC congratulates nine new graduates of the Leadership Enrichment for Advancing Professionals (LEAP) program. The graduates completed the intensive eight-week program designed...

  • November 30th, 2015

    The Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund, and the Robert V. Carr Fund, has made awards to 52 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed...

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