An anchor in Cheshire since the 1930s, the Cheshire Community Food Pantry ensures that hundreds of families and individuals can get the food they need. In the face of growing need in the community, the Food Pantry saw that its current location was no longer sufficient, so the organization reached out to Connecticut Community Foundation for support.

Click here to learn more about the Cheshire Community Food Pantry’s plans.

Lately, we’ve been struck by the exciting work that Waterbury residents are doing every day to make the city a better place to live, work, and play. So with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers, the Connecticut Community Foundation launched Grassroots Grants, a new way of funding neighborhood efforts in Waterbury.

Click here to learn more about Grassroots Grants and to apply for a grant.

Connecticut Community Foundation recently awarded over $39,000 to 39 nonprofits during its first round of 2016 sponsorship grants to fund public events in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

Click here to see a list of Round 1 recipients and their events.