Join us in building a thriving, healthy, sustainable Eastern Connecticut!

Many of us who live in Eastern Connecticut have deep connections to its people and places. Perhaps you first came to the region seeking an education, a career, or an opportunity to serve your country. You may have been born here and have a family history in this corner of New England. No matter the individual circumstances, it is only natural to want to give back to the community that you call home.

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut stands ready to help you do that. We provide philanthropic guidance and can help you to learn more about the causes you care about.

Most important, we listen. To you, to our nonprofit partners and to what’s happening in our region. As one of the region’s largest permanent sources of grant funding, we also offer common meeting ground and leadership on important issues. In 2022, we reframed our strategic planning process and put forth six priority areas - to put attention and resources on: early childhood care and education; youth development and empowerment; access to affordable, safe, and inclusive housing; access to high quality and affordable health care; women’s and girls’ empowerment; and environmental resilience. If your interests align with these broad areas, we offer additional opportunities to join others with similar interests to learn and give together for greater impact.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you on putting your philanthropy into action for the good of Eastern Connecticut and beyond!

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Learn more about why donors choose us!