Category: Philanthropy

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,…

Stamford Arts & Culture Grant Winners Announced

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons and the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Stamford Arts & Culture (SAC) Grant. The commission received 20 grant applications with over $235,000 in grant aid requested. All applicants were selected for funding due to their commitment to providing quality…

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…

FCCF 9th Annual Giving Day Registration Opens

NORWALK, CT – Registration is now open for nonprofits to participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2022 — the 9th-annual fundraising day that connects local organizations with community members who are looking to make a difference. The 24-hour online fundraising drive — powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and generously supported by champion sponsor Bank…