Publications

 

The Steward

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

VOL 14: Issue 2: 2021 features a story about the William and Sally Vaun Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students pursuing degrees in medicine and healthcare for both humans and animals and to students pursuing degrees in environmental studies, specifically ecology and environmental sciences.

Read the latest issue of The Steward

 

 

 

In Your Northwest Corner

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

The November 2021 newsletter features the Regional Early Childhood Alliance, Giving Tuesday, and year-end critical needs grants.

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

 

Guide to Giving

The Community Foundation recently published Guide to Giving. The Guide provides answers to questions that arise in conversations with thoughtful, creative givers like you. The Guide explores topics including: Is charitable giving important to me?; Do I want to give many small gifts or fewer large gifts?; How long do I want the impact of my gifts to last?; Which types of gifts are best for me: cash, stock, insurance policies, in-kind, etc.?; Should I consider a bequest in my will?; Is my legacy something I care about?

 

 

​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​


The Community Foundation was a lead funder for the 2022 Connecticut Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report. Compensation data is crucial to sustaining nonprofits’ missions. It is important for nonprofit leaders to have the necessary data to help understand their responsibility to align compensation with their organizational values, to support fair and consistent compensation practices, and to continue to work to advance equity and inclusion within their organizations and communities. Read 2022 Connecticut Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report

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.