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RBA Refresher

Join CNE Manager, Rebecca Cordero, online for a brief RBA refresher helping you and your team to set strong, realistic measures that demonstrate your impact to funders, donors, and other stakeholders. Register Now

Integrating an Equity Mindset into Everyday Actions

This 90-min virtual workshop will focus on what area nonprofits are doing/can do to move from talking about equity to implementing equity in their policies and practices. Attendees will be asked to think about what steps towards equity your organization has taken, what barriers or challenges exist that keep your organization from moving forward, and [ ... ] Continue reading »

Integrating an Equity Mindset Into Everyday Actions

Back by popular demand! This 90-min virtual workshop will focus on what area nonprofits are doing/can do to move from talking about equity to implementing equity in their policies and practices. Attendees will be asked to think about what steps towards equity your organization has taken, what barriers or challenges exist that keep your organization [ ... ] Continue reading »

Soup to Nuts, Nonprofit Management Fundamentals – Grant Writing 101

Join us online for the kickoff of our second Soup to Nuts series, hosted in collaboration with the United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut. This year we’ll offer seven training courses covering new topics or diving deeper into topics initially covered. Sessions are free and open to any interested nonprofits. Register Now

In Community: A Conversation on Poverty featuring author Matthew Desmond

Join us at Norwalk’s historic Wall Street Theatre for the first event in our "In Community" speaker series, sponsored by the Community Foundation's Equity Lab and CT Public. This October 12 event will feature Matthew Desmond, Princeton sociologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown, 2016). In this community [ ... ] Continue reading »

Our Immigrant Neighbors – A Community Conversation

Join FCCF staff online to learn about our recent research focused on Fairfield County’s Immigrant Community with findings published in Our Immigrant Neighbors an addendum to our Community Wellbeing Index. Hear from program managers on how predominantly immigrant-serving organizations can apply for grants under our new strategic initiatives. Register Now

Promoting Your Mission: Effective Advocacy & Lobbying for Nonprofits and Government Agencies

UConn Hartford Campus, Hartford Times Building 10 S Prospect St, Hartford, CT, United States

This in-person workshop is intended as a one-day introduction to provide nonprofits or public sector leaders with tools for effective non-partisan advocacy and lobbying. It will cover the difference between advocacy and lobbying, laws and other regulations that constrain particular activities, and how the three levels of government (municipal/local, state, and federal) can be approached. [ ... ] Continue reading »

Share What Matters: Become a Data Storyteller

Fairfield County's Community Foundation 40 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT, United States

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to tell captivating stories with your data isn’t just a plus, it’s a must-have skill that turns numbers into action. Whether you are trying to get your team on board with an idea, convince people to support a cause, or just want your presentations to stand out, knowing how [ ... ] Continue reading »

Fueling Community: Gresier Coffee and Market

Gresier Coffee and Market 299 Center Road, Easton, CT, United States

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Staff and Leadership at coffee shops around Fairfield County.  Get to know the organization, learn about our work, meet some of our staff, and connect as partners, supporters, and community members dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. Nonprofit partners and community members welcome! Register below or just [ ... ] Continue reading »

Leaders of Color Networking Night – Hub & Spoke

Hub and Spoke 3001 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, United States

We believe that by coming together, we can amplify our collective impact and further the causes we hold dear. To that end, we are excited to continue our Leaders of Color Networking Nights! Kick off your holiday season a bit early and join us for food and drinks. This event promises to be an evening [ ... ] Continue reading »

Black Maternal Health Initiative Kickoff

M&T Bank 850 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT, United States

Your presence and contribution are invaluable as we embark on this multi-year initiative with community partners committed to improving Black maternal health disparities in Fairfield County. We hope you will join us in advancing maternal health equity in our community. Together, we have the power to bring about meaningful change. Register Now

Fueling Community: Plaskos Café

Plaskos Cafe 670 Daniels Farm Rd, Trumbull, CT, United States

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Staff and Leadership at coffee shops around Fairfield County.  Get to know the organization, learn about our work, meet some of our staff, and connect as partners, supporters, and community members dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. Nonprofit partners and community members welcome! Register Now

Fueling Community: Molten Java

Molten Java 213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, United States

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Staff and Leadership at coffee shops around Fairfield County.  Get to know the organization, learn about our work, meet some of our staff, and connect as partners, supporters, and community members dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. Nonprofit partners and community members welcome! Register Now

Spring Grants Spotlight with FCCF’s Community Impact Team

Gain insight into this year’s Spring Grant Cycle opportunities directly from our Community Impact team before the LOI opens for submission on January 15th. Dive into an array of impactful funding opportunities including General Operating Support, Program, and Capacity Building grants in Housing, Economic Opportunity, Youth Education and Careers, Advocacy, and more. Don't miss this [ ... ] Continue reading »

Last Day to Apply to Equitable Community of Practice Inaugural Cohort

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s first Equitable Leadership Community of Practice supporting White Leaders working in, for, and with Communities of Color. This inaugural cohort is intended to support a small group of White individuals who are committed to integrating equity and belonging principles into their everyday leadership. Over the course of the year, participants [ ... ] Continue reading »

Effective Program Management: Developing Systems and Processes for Nonprofit Success

Led by Mitan Consulting, this virtual workshop is designed to empower nonprofit leaders and teams with the tools and knowledge necessary for effective program management. The session establishes Standards of Practice in the context of nonprofit organizations, focusing on the development and implementation of efficient systems and processes. Gain insights into the best practices and [ ... ] Continue reading »

Fueling Community: Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee

Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee 77 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT, United States

Join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Staff and Leadership at coffee shops around Fairfield County.  Get to know the organization, learn about our work, meet some of our staff, and connect as partners, supporters, and community members dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. Nonprofit partners and community members welcome! Register Now

Making Sense of Numbers: Analyzing Quantitative Data

Fairfield County's Community Foundation 40 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT, United States

Do you work with quantitative data regularly but wish you had more confidence in analyzing it? During this hands-on workshop led by CT Data, you'll learn how to ask and answer data questions as an approach to data analysis. We will cover how to work with quantitative data and give you the tools to analyze [ ... ] Continue reading »

In Community: A Conversation with Uché Blackstock, MD

The Wall Street Theater 71 Wall Street, NORWALK, CT, United States

Join us for the second event in our “In Community” speaker series, sponsored by the Community Foundation’s Equity Lab and Connecticut Public. This February 29 event will feature Uché Blackstock, MD, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity and author of LEGACY: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine (Viking, 2024). In a conversation [ ... ] Continue reading »

Susan M. Ross Leadership Institute

Jack Welch Event & Conference Center 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT, United States

This March, the Susan M. Ross Leadership Institute returns to a new location with facilitation by the esteemed Organizational Performance Group (OPG) of Woodbridge. The focus of the institute is on emphasizing the vital role of people in organizational success. Tailored for Executive Directors and Senior Leadership, this two-day program will provide an immersive exploration [ ... ] Continue reading »

The Young Vote Documentary Screening

Boys & Girls Club of Stamford 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford, CT, United States

Join us for an evening screening of the powerful, award-winning 2022 documentary, The Young Vote. The Community Foundation is excited to offer this FREE event in partnership with Bridgeport Prospers, Norwalk ACTS, and Stamford Cradle to Career. Connecticut Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas is scheduled to open the event. After the screening, a panel discussion will be held with: • Diane [ ... ] Continue reading »

Equitable Hiring Practices

Discover the keys to building a vibrant, inclusive workforce! Don't miss our exclusive virtual webinar led by Tara Berlingo, FCCF’s Vice President of People & Culture. Gain invaluable insights into equitable hiring practices that empower you to attract a diverse range of top-tier candidates. Learn how fostering representation within your organization leads to unparalleled success. [ ... ] Continue reading »

Systems Change: Youth Education Equity

When we empower youth to graduate with a high school degree and obtain post-secondary education and/or employment, we create the foundation for a county where all residents have an equitable opportunity to thrive. But systemic and structural barriers stand in the way. Join FCCF staff and our partners to learn more about the state of youth [ ... ] Continue reading »

Systems Change: Housing Equity

In a thriving community, everyone can access and maintain a safe, affordable home in a neighborhood where they want to live. Unfortunately, too many people in Fairfield County are unable to secure this basic need. Affordable housing shortages have a bigger impact on Black and Latino people, who spend larger shares of their paychecks on [ ... ] Continue reading »

The Fund for Women and Girls – An Evening Together

Greenwich Country Club 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich, CT, United States

Join us for our 26th annual celebration to illuminate the change you’ve sparked! Come together for cocktails and conversation, hear stories of the lives you’ve touched and be inspired by our keynote speaker, legendary broadcast journalist Jane Pauley. Proceeds will benefit The Fund for Women & Girls Programs – including the new Black Maternal Health [ ... ] Continue reading »

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