The Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund was established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with the support of generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations, and others.
The Fund rapidly deployed resources to trusted, frontline community organizations that met the basic needs of residents in Fairfield County. The Fund’s purpose was to help alleviate the social and economic consequences of the global pandemic and to prevent the widening of disparities in education, employment, housing, and health. The Fund’s resources were directed to organizations serving high-need, vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; and communities of color, among others.
In April 2021, the Community Foundation deployed its final round of COVID-19 grants, providing an additional $710,500 to 66 area nonprofits. This round of funding supported food security, mental and physical health, and childcare needs of vulnerable populations. To see a full list of the local organizations that have received funds to date, click here.
FOUNDING FUND PARTNERS
We share our gratitude for our Founding Fund Partners who each contributed a minimum of $25,000 to the Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund.
Founding Fund Partners include: Anne S. Leonhardt Fund, Anonymous Fundholders and Donors, Bank of America, Bridgewater Associates, Buckeye Fund, CNG, SCG, UI – Part of the AVANGRID Family, Dan Levinson, Diane and Andreas Halvorsen, Don Kendall, Eversource, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Board of Directors, Henkel, Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation, Impact Fairfield County/Generation Impact, JPMorgan Chase, John Mayer’s Back To You Fund, NBC Sports Group, O’Herron Family Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, Perrin Fund for Youth Voice, Pitney Bowes, Ritter Family Foundation, Social Venture Partners Connecticut, Target Corporation, The Koskoff Fund, Tony and Judy Evnin, Tudor Foundation, Wells Fargo, and The Wescustogo Foundation.
For more information about the Covid-19 Resiliency Fund contact
Vice President, Development & Philanthropic Services