Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

  • Connecticut


33 East Main Street
United States

About Us

our mission is to enrich the quality of life for residents of our 20 town service area in Connecticut's Northwest Corner through the generosity of fundholders. We seek to enrich the quality of life for residents of Northwest Connecticut by inspiring local philanthropy, convening stakeholders in community welfare, strengthening the regional nonprofits network and fostering collaborative funding partnerships.

We work collaboratively with fund holders, donors and their attorneys and financial and estate planners on individual giving solutions that address donors' individual goals. Your fund could join more than 270 well-invested funds that combat hunger and homelessness, enable low-income children to visit museums and art galleries, build endowments for nonprofits of your choice, and send students from your high school to your alma mater. 

Founded | 1969

Assets | $94.1 million

Geographic Area | 20 towns in northwest Connecticut

Funds under management | 274

2016 scholarships awarded | $136,450

2016 grants | $2,977,043

2016 grants and scholarships | $3,113,493

2016 grantees | 203

2016 scholarship recipients | 192

2016 gifts received | $6.5 million


  • Committed to the public good
  • Respectful of the worth and dignity of individuals
  • Dedicated to inclusiveness and social justice
  • Respectful of pluralism and diversity
  • Committed to the responsible stewardship of resources
  • Transparent, honest and accountable to the public, our donors and our fundholders

One of more than 700 community foundation’s nationwide, your Community Foundation was founded in 1969 by a small group of citizens with a $15,000 donation. They called their organization the Torrington Area Foundation for Public Giving.