Category: Philanthropy

328 Area Nonprofits Receive More than $4.2 Million in Competitive Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Grants focus on programs aimed at closing the opportunity gap and reducing disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health Norwalk, CT – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced that it has awarded more than $4.2 million in competitive grants to 328 nonprofit agencies from June 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. These grants were awarded…

Darien church receives grant for preschool music program

Darien, CT — November 15, 2021– A $10,000 grant is going to Saint John Catholic Church to benefit the music program at Saint John Preschool. The grant, which will be renewed annually, will be applied exclusively toward implementation of Music Together©, an internationally recognized program of music and movement that supports the social, emotional, cognitive…

FCCF 9th Annual Giving Day Registration Opens

NORWALK, CT – Registration is now open for nonprofits to participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2022 — the 9th-annual fundraising day that connects local organizations with community members who are looking to make a difference. The 24-hour online fundraising drive — powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and generously supported by champion sponsor Bank…

Minks to Sinks Returns October 2-4

Wilton, CT – It’s back! The epic tag sale thousands of donors, consignors, collectors, and bargain-hunters wait for each year is returning October 2-4. Thousands of items from children’s toys to clothing, furniture to housewares, will be on sale in Wilton during the twice-yearly Minks to Sinks sale. Proceeds benefit Family & Children’s Agency (FCA),…

Alumna gifts great-great-grandfather’s Civil War letters to WCSU

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University recently received a donation of about 130 letters written as correspondence during the American Civil War. WCSU alumna Carol Lieto ’99, donated the letters, which were penned by her great-great-grandfather Joseph Dobbs Bishop. Bishop was a Danbury soldier during the American Civil War, serving as the chief musician…

Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration on October 21

STAMFORD, CT – Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, is proud to announce their largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration. On Thursday, October 21st the region’s most socially-minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate the work that Pacific House does…

Connecticut Jewish Federations Form Regional Security Partnership with Secure Community Network

Greenwich, New Haven, Stamford, and Western CT Federations Launch Regional Security Program; Former FBI Special Agent Tapped to Lead the Effort New Haven, CT – To better protect members of the Jewish communities who attend area synagogues, day schools, and other facilities in the area, the leadership of the Jewish Federations in Southern and Western…

Homes for the Brave Signature Fundraiser Raises Over $86,000 To Date  To Help Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Homes for the Brave organization (HFTB) held its signature fundraiser, the Step OUT for the Brave 40,000 Step Challenge, raising over $86,000 to date to help Veterans experiencing homelessness. Between Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 15 nearly 670 participants from across the country took steps where they lived to help…