Elaine V. Mintz

Dec 11, 2017

Elaine joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2011 as the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Director and currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and External Relations. Elaine is responsible for the Foundation’s external relations, communications, community 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 was a research consultant with the Justice Planning Division of the Office of Policy & Management and a Connecticut General Assembly Appropriations Committee staff member. She was an adjunct faculty member at Norwalk Community College, teaching political science courses.

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. She also serves on the board of the Norwalk River Valley Trail. In addition, she served for six years as the co-chair of 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 Norwalk with her husband, Doug. She enjoys hiking, movies, travel, and cooking.