Giving With Others
Your charitable giving becomes more effective and impactful when pooled with the resources of like-minded donors. Together, your gifts leverage additional funding to respond to growing and changing needs.
Giving to existing funds at the Foundation allows for strategic planning and larger grants to address the root issues behind many of the greatest challenges facing residents in Fairfield County.
You can identify funds which match your giving interests and passions and join others in supporting nonprofits working in those areas.
Meet the changing needs of the community
The Fairfield County High Priority Grant Fund recognizes that tomorrow's challenges and problems may differ greatly from today's. With that in mind, many far-sighted donors believe gifts to this fund provide the needed flexibility to change and adapt to future needs.
Combined with the power of collective giving, and benefiting from strong financial stewardship focused on long term growth, the Fairfield County High Priority Grant Fund allows you to make a gift today that will create a legacy for the future.
You can make an online contribution to the Fairfield County High Priority Grant Fund, or email Fiona Hodgson, Vice President of Development and Marketing, or call her at 203.750.3200.
Support a specific community or area of interest
Another option for leveraging the power of collective giving is to support a field of interest fund at the Foundation. These funds cover a wide range of issues and needs from education, health and wellness, women and girls, the environment, the arts, and also offer the option to make lasting gifts to a specific community in Fairfield County.
Through its field of interest funds the Foundation brings together donors, community leaders, experts in the field and nonprofits to develop philanthropic strategies designed to make the most of each charitable dollar.
Initiatives connected with many field of interest funds help bring long-term, strategic giving to some of Fairfield County's most pressing problems.
Among the field of interest funds are:
The Fund for Women and Girls
The Fund for Academic Excellence
The Fairfield County Center for Nonprofit Excellence Fund
The Fund for the Environment
The Fund for Health and Wellness
View a list of current field of interest funds.
Giving to Other Funds
You can also make gifts to other funds at the Foundation in whose mission you believe.
Gifts can be made to:
Organization endowment funds held by the nonprofits you support
Discretionary funds created to address the changing needs in Fairfield County
Designated funds founded by other donors to support specific nonprofits
Scholarship funds designed to help students build a better future
Donor advised funds created by friends, family or colleagues to address their charitable passions
How you can Help
You can make a tax deductible, online contribution to the Fairfield County High Priority Grant Fund, a field of interest or community specific fund, or other fund at the Foundation.
To make a contribution by mail or fax, or for more information, email Fiona Hodgson, Vice President of Development and Marketing, or call her at 203.750.3200.