As a Fairfield County nonprofit, you are an essential partner in our mission to build and sustain a vital and prosperous community where all have the opportunity to participate and thrive.
Grantmaking priority areas
The Community Foundation has adopted Results Based AccountabilityTM as a framework for articulating and measuring the changes we hope to see for our county.
We award competitive grants to local nonprofits that are addressing our key result areas in Fairfield County:
- All Fairfield County students graduate with a high school degree and are prepared for post-secondary education and employment.
- All Fairfield County older youth and young adults have training and credentials that lead to meaningful career opportunities
- All Fairfield County women and girls are economically secure, healthy and safe.
- All Fairfield County residents have safe, stable, healthy and affordable housing in communities of opportunity
For general information regarding Results Based AccountabilityTM, visit the Implementation Guide website.
“Additional opportunities for nonprofits” assistance
- You can attend low-cost, high-quality professional development workshops offered by our Center for Nonprofit Excellence
- You can participate in Giving Day, promoting 24 hours of online giving to Fairfield County nonprofits.
- You can establish an Organization Endowment fund at the Community Foundation to make your financial future more stable.
In addition, we introduce our fundholders to Fairfield County nonprofits that match their charitable giving passions.
Spring 2020 Grants Awarded
|Economic Opportunity – $255,000|
|Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust||Empowerment Resource Academy (ERA)||$20,000|
|Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.||Public Housing Advocacy Project||$60,000|
|Connecticut Veterans Legal Center||Provide legal assistance to veterans and help overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.||$12,500|
|Family & Children’s Aid||Harmony House Shelter for Homeless Mothers and Children||$15,000|
|Food Rescue US||Technology powered, volunteer-driven food rescue platform||$20,000|
|Inspirica, Inc||General Operating Support||$17,500|
|New Reach, Inc||Operational Assessment of New Reach’s Stable Families Program||$20,000|
|Partnership for Strong Communities||Reaching Home Campaign||$20,000|
|Shelter of the Cross, Inc.||Renewal House||$15,000|
|Southwestern CT Agency on Aging||Low-Income Senior Loan Program||$30,000|
|Statewide Legal Services of CT||Stable housing for Bridgeport families||$25,000|
|Education/Youth Development – $331,000|
|Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders Inc.||Today’s Youth ….Tomorrow’s Leaders Program||$20,000|
|Carver Foundation||Youth Development Program||$20,000|
|Center for Children’s Advocacy||Fairfield County Children and Youth Advocacy Project||$25,000|
|Danbury Youth Services, Inc||Earn-A-Bike Program||$15,000|
|Educators for Excellence||General Operating Support||$20,000|
|Horizons at Greens Farms Academy||Horizons GFA High School & College Success Programs||$20,000|
|Horizons at New Canaan Country School||Horizons at New Canaan Country School High School Program||$20,000|
|Horizons Bridgeport||To implement a 24-month Strategic Plan, Communications Strategy and Data Development||$15,000|
|Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc.||Professional Studies Institute (PSI)||$20,000|
|Make the Road Connecticut||To support Make the Road CT’s Student Success Centers in Bridgeport||$20,000|
|Mill River Park Collaborative||Mill River Park Green Team and Docent Programs||$18,500|
|Norwalk Education Foundation||Student Health and Wellness-Trauma Informed Care Training||$10,000|
|Project Morry||Project Morry: Year-Round Youth Development Program for Underserved Bridgeport Youth||$20,000|
|Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut||Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s Achievers Youth Development Program||$15,000|
|Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership(RYASAP)||Public Allies Connecticut Apprenticeship Program||$20,000|
|Relay Graduate School of Education||Relay Connecticut Residency||$15,000|
|SoundWaters||Harbor Corps Program||$12,500|
|Stamford Youth Services Bureau – City of Stamford||The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP)||$25,000|
|Fund for Women & Girls -$16,000|
|Health Equity Solutions||Technical Assistance Grant||$3,000|
|Optimus Health Care, Inc.||Planning Grant||$10,000|
|United Way of Coastal Fairfield County||Technical Assistance Grant||$3,000|
|President & CEO, Memberships, Other-$72,781|
|CF Leads||2020 Membership Renewal||$5,000|
|City of Norwalk||Census 2020 Complete Count Committee||$10,000|
|Connecticut Council for Philanthropy||2020 Membership Renewal||$17,581|
|Connecticut Council for Philanthropy||SOW-CT||$10,000|
|Council on Foundations, Inc.||2020 Membership Renewal||$14,750|
|McGivney Community Center||Merger Feasibility Study||$5,000|
|Saint Joseph Parenting Center||Consulting Services for Debra Hertz||$2,500|
|The Stamford Partnership||Freelance Communications Consultant – Camilla Herrera||$5,000|
|United We Dream Network Inc||Language Translation Equipment for use in Fairfield County||$2,200|
|Wakeman Boys & Girls Club||Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience Documentary||$750|