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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 FCGives.org.  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 »

Fairfield County Giving Day Set for March 5, 2015

Registration for Nonprofits is Open; Nonprofit Training To Be Held Jan. 14, 2015 NORWALK, December 11, 2014 — Fairfield County nonprofit organizations can now register to participate in Giving Day on March 5, a 24-hour period of online donations through www.FCGives.org. Initiated last year by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, [ … ] Continue reading »

Bank of America to be lead sponsor of Fairfield County Giving Day

Goal: Raise $1,000,000 in 24 hours for local nonprofit organizations NORWALK, December 11, 2014 — Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced Bank of America will again serve as the lead sponsor of the second annual Fairfield County Giving Day to be held March 5, 2015. Giving Day is a 24-hour period of online donations to Fairfield [ … ] Continue reading »

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation awards $12 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students

NORWALK, December 1, 2014 — Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and its fundholders awarded $12 million in grants and scholarships in its fiscal year 2014. Nearly $5.5 million is grants went to 341 nonprofits in Fairfield County. In addition, 262 scholarships totaling more than $707,000 were awarded to Fairfield County students. “Thanks to the generosity of [ … ] Continue reading »

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation adds eight board members

Bethel, Darien, Rowayton, Stamford and Westport residents bring corporate and nonprofit expertise. NORWALK – September 11, 2014 – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is pleased to welcome eight members to its board of directors. All were recently elected to serve a three-year term. They include: Maxwell Bonnie of Westport; Annie Burleigh of Darien; Brandon Cardwell of [ … ] Continue reading »

Foundation Zooms Forward with a Refreshed Brand

NORWALK, CT, Sept. 8, 2014 – In 1992, Tiger Woods was 16. There were only 10 registered websites. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the year at 3,301. Times certainly have changed even in the conservative world of philanthropy right here in Fairfield County. Labor Day weekend a foundation headquartered in Norwalk zoomed forward from 1992 with [ … ] Continue reading »