The Steward

The Community Foundation's print biannual newsletter celebrates donors, fundholders and nonprofits in Northwest CT.

VOL 14: Issue 1: 2021 features the Our Children Ourselves Report and a story about the Jill Pudlinski Tavano Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Read the latest issue of The Steward




In Your Northwest Corner

The Community Foundation's roundup of grants in the Northwest Corner.

The September 2021 newsletter features The Litchfield Community Center's Sunset Concert Series, the Valley Thrift Store in Winsted's efforts to enable those living in poverty to shop for themselves and their children's needs, and Housatonic Valley Association's work to conserve the vulnerable natural places of the lower Housatonic River Valley.

Read the latest In Your Northwest Corner


Community Report

The Community Report provides a yearly summary of charitable funds, grantmaking and community leadership, and lists of our board, staff and volunteer members.

Read the 2020 Community Report
Read the 2019 Community Report
Read the 2018 Community Report
Read the 2017 Community Report
Read the 2016 Community Report
Read previous Community Reports


​Research and Reports

The Community Foundation supports research into the status of the communities of Northwest CT, such as the status of women and girls, homelessness, and food security.

Read Our Children Our Future: a Report on Child Well-Being in Northwest Connecticut​

Read Essential Equity: Women, Covid-19 and Rebuilding CT a collaboration between funders and member organizations of the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls (CCWG) and the Connecticut Data Collaborative. The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls is a collaborative of organizations committed to the advancement of women and girls, including those who are cisgender, transgender, and non-binary, in the state of Connecticut

Read The 2019 Connecticut Giving Report, an annual publication of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Read Community Crossroads: Northwest Connecticut, where we are now and where we are headed

Read The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & Their Audiences in the Northwest Connecticut Region

Read Beneath the Surface: The Opioid Epidemic in Northwest CT

Read Starved for Attention: Food Security in Northwest CT

Read Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector (pdf)

Read The Plan to End Homelessness in Northwest CT

Explore From Challenge to Opportunity: A Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Northwest CT, a report of the Women & Girls Fund.

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