Your support for our Community Impact Fund is helping us to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County.
No single organization can solve the issues that affect Fairfield County. That’s why in 2013, we created the Community Impact Fund, as a comprehensive, flexible fund dedicated to bringing people and resources together to tackle our region’s most pressing needs as they continue to evolve.
Together, we’re advancing collaborative, research-based solutions to address our region’s greatest challenges
Your support for our Community Impact Fund empowers Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to move beyond traditional grantmaking and deploy strategies for lasting change.
The Fund ENABLES us to:
Analyze data and commission new research like the Community Wellbeing Index to help define our region’s biggest challenges in order to guide funding priorities.
Convene major task forces to employ proven leadership and ideation practices to identify effective solutions.
Respond to unanticipated community needs or opportunities to advance our mission, through advocacy and other activities.
By bringing together local nonprofit organizations, businesses, policy makers, community leaders and funding partners who care deeply about the future of Fairfield County, the Community Impact Fund is transforming big ideas into collaborative solutions to achieve significant change – now, and for generations to come.
Our priority areas:
EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS
Empowering young women & girls to lead economically secure, healthy and safe lives
One-stop resource hub supporting and strengthening local nonprofits
CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH
Providing clear pathways to post-secondary education leading to careers for youth ages 16-25
INVESTING IN HOUSING SOLUTIONS
Ensuring all residents have safe, stable and affordable housing in communities of opportunity
Positioning Fairfield County's immigrants to achieve success
INCREASING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Encourage civic participation & foster dialogue on critical issues