Elaine V. Mintz

Dec 11, 2017

Elaine joined the Community Foundation in 2011 to lead its Center for Nonprofit Excellence and has led FCCF’s operations since 2016. As VP of Strategy and External relations Elaine is responsible for the Foundation’s external relations, engagement, advocacy, and strategic learning and evaluation.

Before joining the Community Foundation, Elaine served as Director of the Greater Danbury Nonprofit Resource Center, leading the organization from its inception in 2005 to its merger with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence in 2011. At the state level, Elaine served as a research consultant with the Justice Planning Division of the Office of Policy & Management and as a staff member for the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee. She also taught political science courses at Norwalk Community College as an adjunct faculty member.

Elaine currently serves on the board of The CT Council of Philanthropy, was the Board Chair from 2020-2022, and is a member of their Policy Committee. In addition, she is co-chair of the Fairfield County’s Funders Network and served on the advisory board of the MPA program at Sacred Heart University and the Redding Board of Ethics.

Elaine holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Redding with her husband, Doug. She enjoys hiking, movies, travel, and cooking.