“Do you know anybody who could rake my leaves?"
It was late October 2016, and Leonardo Ghio’s elderly client kept calling him. And calling him.

Read how those calls led to the New Milford Senior Center's chore services program, and how a grant from the Foundation is helping to deliver safety and peace of mind to the town's older residents. Story and video

Photo: "Kick Up Your Heels" dance at the New Milford Senior Center
Event Sponsorship Grants Available
Organizations hosting community events such as concerts, fundraisers or history tours in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills can request up to $2,500 in grant funding from us. Our donors make it all possible! The next deadline is February 1, 2019. Learn more and apply

Photo of grantee, Connecticut Dance Theater, by Felix Manual.
Philanthropy 101 for Individuals, Families and Nonprofits
Earlier this month, we hosted two seminars featuring investment and wealth management consultants to help people get smarter about charitable giving issues. Nonprofit leaders also learned about partnering with the Foundation to establish funds tailored to the goals of their organizations. Need more info? Download our giving guide
Are You Giving Through Your Will?
Many of the projects you're reading about here are possible because people left bequests to help their communities thrive long after their lifetimes.  Help us do more by setting up a permanent charitable fund at the Foundation.  We'll make grants supporting the causes you care most about. Forever.  Create your legacy
Happy Thanksgiving from Connecticut Community Foundation!
We are profoundly grateful for YOU and many other donors, community partners, board and committee members and volunteers who care so deeply about the well-being of your neighbors in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. You inspire us!