Directory of Community Foundations Serving Connecticut

Community foundations provide flexibility and expertise to donors who are committed to their local communities. They are local charitable entities that may administer a number of endowed funds primarily for local purposes, to solve community or regional problems, and to improve the lives of people in their geographic area.

The 21 community foundations serving Connecticut cover the entire state. They range from small foundations with no staff that generally serve one town, to foundations that serve many towns in a region and are among the largest of their kind in the country.

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Serves 9 towns in Northwest Connecticut
800 North Main Street, PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503
(413) 229-0370 | info@berkshiretaconic.org
Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren


Branford Community Foundation

Serves the town of Branford
PO Box 462, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 488-6063 | info@branfordcommunityfoundation.org
Branford


The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Serves 20 towns in the Greater New Haven
70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 777-2386 | contactus@cfgnh.org
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge


Community Foundation of Central Connecticut

Serves 2 towns in Central Connecticut
35 Pleasant Street, Meriden, CT  06450
(203) 235-4403 | info@communityfoundationcc.org
Meriden, Wallingford


The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Serves 42 towns in Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street, PO Box 769
New London, CT 06320
(860) 442-3572 | alison@cfect.org
Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, Woodstock


Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Serves 4 towns in Greater New Britain
74A Vine Street, New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-6018 | info@cfgnb.org
Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Serves 15 towns in Middlesex County
49 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-0025 | info@middlesexcountycf.org
Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River (Winthrop), Durham, East Haddam (Cobalt), East Hampton (Middle Haddam, Moodus), Essex (Centerbrook, Ivoryton), Haddam (Higganum, Haddam Neck), Killingworth, Middlefield (Rockfall), Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook


Connecticut Community Foundation 

Serves 21 towns in the Central Naugatuck Valley and the Litchfield Hills
43 Field Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-1315 | info@conncf.org
Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury


Essex Community Fund

Serves the town of Essex
PO Box 614, Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-0167 | info@essexcommunityfund.org
Essex


Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Serves 24 towns in Southwest Connecticut
40 Richards Avenue, 4th floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 750-3200 | info@fccfoundation.org
Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton

 
The Guilford Foundation

Serves the town of Guilford
PO Box 35, 44 Boston Street, Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 745-9930 | lizapetra@gmail.com
Guilford


Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Serves 29 towns in Greater Hartford
10 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 548-1888 | hartfordfoundation@hfpg.org
Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks


Madison Community Foundation

Serves the town of Madison
PO Box 446, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-2796 | admin@themadisonfoundation.org
Madison


Main Street Community Foundation

Serves 6 towns in West Central Connecticut
120 Halcyon Drive, PO Box 2702
Bristol, CT 06011
(860) 583-6363 | office@mainstreetfoundation.org
Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Wolcott


New Canaan Community Foundation 

Serves the town of New Canaan
11 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-0231 | info@newcanaancf.org
New Canaan


Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut
33 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-0026 | info@cfnwct.org
Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester (Winsted)


Orange Foundation

Serves the town of Orange
PO Box 729, Orange, CT 06477
(203) 795-3716 | thearchambaults@optonline.net
Orange


South Windsor Community Foundation

Serves the town of South Windsor
P.O. Box 1341, South Windsor, CT 06074
roycjnor@aol.com
South Windsor


The Valley Community Foundation

Serves 5 towns in the Lower Naugatuck Valley
253-A Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418
(203) 751-9162 | contactus@valleyfoundation.org
Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton


The Watertown Foundation

Serves the town of Watertown
PO Box 117, Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 274-4299 | wtnfoundationct@gmail.com
Watertown


Westbrook Foundation

Serves the town of Westbrook
PO Box 528, Westbrook, CT 06498
Westbrook