Donors & Giving
When you choose the Foundation as your partner, your philanthropy becomes meaningful, effective and easy.
Our personalized philanthropic advisory services are designed around your charitable goals and objectives and we share our expertise to maximize the impact of your giving. Whether you are just getting started and looking to formalize your philanthropy, are searching for a solution for your private foundation, or have specific charitable interests you'd like to support, we can develop a giving strategy to meet your needs.
We have the experience and expertise to help you develop a range of philanthropic options and plans, including:
- Incorporating philanthropy into your estate plan
- Opening a charitable fund for you or your family
- Developing solutions for private foundations
- Streamlining corporate giving plans
- Leveraging collective giving for increased impact
Since 1992, over 5,000 individuals and organizations have partnered with us
in awarding more than $135 million in grants. We invite you to join them in
making a difference in your own backyard and beyond.
Depending on your level of engagement, you're invited to site visits at local nonprofits, donor briefings and special conferences. You're introduced to other like-minded donors. In addition, you have access to our research, including program evaluations in your fields of interest, and you're alerted about new giving opportunities.
If you don't have a charitable passion, we help you target your
philanthropy to support values important to you and meet critical needs
in our region. We share our extensive knowledge about Fairfield County
issues and which nonprofit organizations are effectively tackling those
You're freed from drafting documents, accounting and reporting requirements. There's no need for you to conduct exhaustive research, issue requests for proposals, process grant requests or evaluate the effectiveness of your grants.
If you choose to establish a fund with the Foundation, our online portal, Donor Central, gives you easy and secure 24/7 access to your fund and to our extensive database.
Learn more about how to start giving