New Partnership to Boost Opportunities for Young Adults in Fairfield County Receives $200,000 Grant

Norwalk, CT September 11, 2015— Fairfield County’s Community Foundation launched its Thrive by 25 initiative with a highly attended, successful Kick-off Breakfast at the Trumbull Marriott this past Thursday. At the event, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that the organization is expanding their commitment to CT, joining the Community Foundation in supporting the Pathways to [ … ] Continue reading »

Scholarship awards of $300,000 benefit students at three Fairfield County community colleges

New Canaan, CT June 19, 2015— Fairfield County’s Community Foundation awarded $300,000 to fund scholarships for deserving students at Housatonic Community College, Norwalk Community College and Naugatuck Valley Community College through the Leonhardt Scholarship Program. Awards were accepted by the three college presidents, Dr. David Levinson, Dr. Paul Broadie, and Dr. Cocco De Filippis, in [ … ] Continue reading »

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions Recognizes Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as Young Adult Employer Champion

BOSTON, Mass. (June 23, 2015) – The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recognized Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) as one of 11 employers, spanning a variety of industries, as 2015 “Young Adult Employer Champions.” In its first year, the program was created to acknowledge employers who have made a lasting investment in [ … ] Continue reading »

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation releases white paper on nonprofit executive leadership program

NORWALK — Fairfield County’s Community Foundation released a white paper summarizing its nonprofit executive leadership program to serve as a model for other community foundations. “Executive Leadership Program, a powerful model for peer-to-peer executive professional development” can be downloaded from In early 2014, the Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence began a peer-to-peer professional [ … ] Continue reading »

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announces two key staff promotions, adopts Results Based Accountability

NORWALK, March 12, 2015 — As a way of expanding its commitment to playing a leadership role in addressing critical community issues in the county, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced two key promotions. Karen R. Brown, currently vice president of programs, will become vice president of innovation and strategic learning, a new position. She [ … ] Continue reading »

Fairfield County’s Giving Day raises over $1 million

Donations to nearly 400 local nonprofits in 24 hours totaled $1,066,091 NORWALK, March 6, 2015—Fairfield County’s second annual Giving Day (March 5) raised a whopping $1,066,091 for nearly 400 Fairfield County nonprofits, thanks to 14,022 online donations and 13 business and foundation sponsorships. Initiated last year by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day is a [ … ] Continue reading »

Mark Your Calendar! Giving Day is Thursday, March 5

Fairfield County Giving Day invites everyone to “Give Where You Live” to raise $1,000,000 for local nonprofits in just 24 hours. Donations To Be Made Throughout the Day at  NORWALK, February 10, 2015 — Get ready to “give where you live,” Fairfield County! The second annual Giving Day will be held Thursday, March 5, with [ … ] Continue reading »

Winning ideas announced to help Fairfield County young adults achieve independence and self-sufficiency by 25

Bold—and tiny—home ownership idea tops list gained from a crowdsourcing challenge NORWALK, December 18, 2014 — Winning ideas submitted this fall to the What Works Community Challenge, a crowdsourcing initiative of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, were announced Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at an award luncheon in Southport. The Challenge aimed to identify innovative solutions and [ … ] Continue reading »