Directory of Community Foundations Serving Connecticut

Publication date: 
December, 2022

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.


Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Serves 9 towns in Northwest Connecticut
800 North Main Street, PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503
(413) 229-0370 |
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) 444-4898 |

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 |
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

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 |
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 |
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 |
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 Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills
43 Field Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-1315 |
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 |

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Serves 23 towns in Southwest Connecticut
40 Richards Avenue, 4th floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 750-3200 |
Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, 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) 640-4049 |

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Serves 29 towns in Greater Hartford
10 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 548-1888 |
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 |

Main Street Community Foundation

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

Meriden-Wallingford Community Foundation

Serves 2 towns in Central Connecticut
35 Pleasant Street, Suite E, Meriden, CT  06450
(203) 235-4403 |
Meriden, Wallingford

New Canaan Community Foundation 

Serves the town of New Canaan
11 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-0231 |
New Canaan

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut
33 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 626-14245 |
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 |

South Windsor Community Foundation

Serves the town of South Windsor
P.O. Box 1341, South Windsor, CT 06074
South Windsor

The Valley Community Foundation

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

The Watertown Foundation

Serves the town of Watertown
PO Box 117, Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 274-4299 |

Westbrook Foundation

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