“This year the Connecticut Community Foundation reorganized our grant making areas to include a specific focus on Healthy Communities. We recognized the importance of providing targeted funding that can be used to address the unique health needs found in our 21 towns. The new Healthy Communities Grant Committee will be led by a pediatrician and guided by volunteers with in-depth knowledge and experience across the health spectrum.

We look forward to sharing with you our work on improving access to quality health care, investing in effective prevention and evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs, and community-based programs that support the wellbeing of residents of all ages. Click here to check out our new Healthy Communities page on our website, and read about a few of our existing health grants as well as access 2015 data on the well-being of residents in our region.”

– Ellen Carter, Director of Community Leadership


The Foundation is proud to provide grant support for the LIVESTRONG Program offered at the Greater Waterbury YMCA. This free program is designed to help cancer patients regain the strength that is often lost during cancer treatments.

Click here to find out more about the LIVESTRONG program.


Connecticut Community Foundation has made the well-being of the people in its community a top priority in its grantmaking. To do that the right way, it is critical to understand the most pressing needs affecting well-being in our region. So the Foundation joined with over 50 other organizations to fund a Community Wellbeing Survey, created by the nonprofit DataHaven. With the recently completed survey, we have a rich new data source at our fingertips to ensure that grant dollars are going where they are needed most.

Click here to find out more about the Community Wellbeing Survey.