Category: Philanthropy

CT Nonprofit Hosts Discussion on Attending College with a Substance Use Disorder

SIMSBURY, CT – For most students, attending college is an exciting time, a time for gaining independence, making new friends, and transitioning into adulthood. For others, it can be overwhelming, especially for someone recovering from a substance use disorder. There are many new challenges to face, like fitting in with the other students, maintaining class…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to elect new Chairman of the Board Douglas E. Hempstead to succeed Patsy R. Brescia

Norwalk, CT – Douglas E. Hempstead, Vice Chairman of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees, succeeding longtime LMMM Chairman Patsy R. Brescia, who served for over a decade and led the museum during a period of remarkable growth. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Brescia led the fundraising efforts…

First County Bank Foundation Now Accepting Annual CommunityFirst Grant Applications

Online Applications due by 3/31/22 STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank Foundation announces that applications for the Annual CommunityFirst grant program are now being accepted. Eligible nonprofit organizations must submit their application online by the deadline of March 31, 2022. To be eligible for consideration, organizations must serve the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield,…

CRC: Rivers healthier thanks to more than 20 projects completed this year along Connecticut River

Hartford, CT — This year, the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) has completed more than 20 river restoration projects across the 4-state Connecticut River watershed (NH, VT, MA & CT). These projects will restore natural river flow, improve wildlife habitat, and protect clean water. They also boosted local economies and local businesses like plant nurseries, tree…

Annual Appeal Underway for ElderHouse

Norwalk, CT – The annual appeal is underway for ElderHouse, an award-winning nonprofit organization that serves aging seniors and their caregivers by offering an adult day care center and a family living program. For over 40 years ElderHouse has provided a caring place for the day for Fairfield County seniors. Their adult day program offers…

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…

Impact FFC Hosts “Storytelling for Advocacy” Workshop with Everwell; Announces Fall Kickoff on November 17

DARIEN, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC) held its first Impactful Conversation of the 2021/2022 grant year on the topic of “Storytelling for Advocacy – How to Advocate for Causes Through Storytelling,” in partnership with Everwell in Darien. Impact FFC members and guests gathered for the in-person workshop at Everwell, led by Professional Storytelling…

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),…