The Community Foundation mourns the passing on May 17th of our beloved former President & CEO, Susan M. Ross. Susan led the Community Foundation for 15 years, during a time of tremendous growth and change. In addition to leading the Community Foundation through its fastest growth period, Susan also championed the importance of nonprofit executive leadership through the Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Susan’s legacy will live on at the Community Foundation for many years to come.
To read more about Susan’s life & legacy click here.
WHAT WE DO
Make your giving go further. Our focus is on local impact. As a community foundation we are a leader and a catalyst for change in Fairfield County.
“As new parents, we want to give back to the community where we will be raising our children, and show our girls that it’s very important to give. It’s never too early to start to think about giving back.”
– TICHIANAA & JOSEPH ARMAH, THE ARMAH FAMILY FUND
STORIES OF CHANGE
Before I joined the Family Economic Security Program, I was a single mother who did not have much support. I had a whole bunch of people who told me I was not going to be able to succeed, and that college wasn’t even an option. In less than two semesters, I will have my bachelor’s degree. Because of you, my dreams are coming true.
– FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS GRANTEE
We create opportunity by engaging residents, sharing community knowledge and
seeking solutions with public, private and nonprofit partners.
Delivering impact through research-driven grantmaking.
Fund for Women and Girls
Empowering women & girls to move up to family-sustaining employment.
Arts & Culture
Fostering creative innovation through strategic support.
Working towards safe, stable and affordable housing.
Center for NonProfit Excellence
Strengthening local nonprofits
Thrive by 25
Providing clear pathways to careers for youths ages 16 to 24.
MAKE AN IMPACT
We listen and partner with you to carry out giving and grantmaking that fits your vision,
unique passion or circumstances. Let’s start a conversation.