Our story begins and ends with the generosity of our friends across the 42 towns we serve in Eastern Connecticut.

You are the generous individuals and families, civic organizations, and businesses who love your communities. You are passionate and compassionate about youth and education, economically secure families, animals and the environment, and arts and culture. You have established funds and scholarships and have made investments that impact the lives of people you may never meet. For decades, you have entrusted your funds with the Community Foundation, always with the intention of improving the communities in which you live; always with the ideal that communities can only become stronger because of your involvement and generosity. Thank you!


Our Services

At its heart, philanthropic work is about putting dollars in the hands of charitable organizations that will use the money to make an enduring impact. We have decades of experience in grantmaking across a broad spectrum of charitable issues – which is an expertise you can access at any time, at no charge. We can offer ideas and advice, and help you with research. We are here to: