Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
The Community Foundation is here to bring people together to work towards a healthy, thriving, sustainable Eastern Connecticut. They do this by putting philanthropy into action to address the needs, rights and interests of their region, while fulfilling the passions of their donors.
They are a family of hundreds of funds created by those generous people to serve their charitable goals. They also help people create charitable legacies. They provide guidance, investment vehicles, and other expertise to make giving an easy and joyful experience. Together, the funds entrusted to them provide nearly $6.8 million each year in grants and scholarships in Eastern Connecticut and beyond.
A Foundation of Caring
They are one of 800-plus community foundations across the nation: tax-exempt, nonprofit, public charities devoted to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve. Individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits create permanent funds that promote the well-being of their region. Community foundations invest and administer these funds, which annually make distributions in the form of grants and scholarships.
Founded in 1983, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut serves as the hub for meaningful philanthropy for 42 communities in the eastern third of their state. They make Eastern Connecticut better by:
Helping people who want to help meet the region's needs establish powerful, sustainable charitable funds
Using these funds to issue annual charitable grants to nonprofits — and scholarships to students
Strengthening local nonprofits and helping them fulfill their important missions
Serving as a neutral meeting ground where community leaders and stakeholders can convene to listen, learn and work together on effective solutions to community challengesSee more