Together, we can create a Fairfield County where everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive.
It will take continuous learning, community-wide partnerships and systemic change to solve the issues that affect Fairfield County. That’s why we created the Community Impact Fund in 2013 to serve as a comprehensive, flexible fund that supports collaborative solutions to urgent challenges as they continue to evolve.
Help advance transformative solutions to our region’s greatest challenges
Your support for our Community Impact Fund empowers us to work with all parts of the community to better understand the structural and root causes of persistent racial inequities, and invest in solutions that create a stronger local economy and safer, healthier neighborhoods.
The Fund ENABLES us to:
Analyze data and commission 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.
Your support for the Community Impact Fund helps bring together local nonprofit organizations, businesses, policy makers, community leaders, and funding partners who care deeply about the future of Fairfield County – transforming big ideas into systemic change that will make an impact 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
SUPPORTING EDUCATION EQUITY
Partnering with business to eliminate disparities in education
INCREASING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Encourage civic participation & foster dialogue on critical issues