Director of Grants Management 203.753.1315, x 108


Josh Carey

Josh coordinates the distribution of the Foundation’s charitable resources and works alongside a team of dedicated staff on the development and implementation of grantmaking programs that effectively meet a wide variety of community needs. He oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking in the areas of arts and culture, economic vitality, and environment. He also manages the Foundation’s substantial college scholarship program and provides grantmaking services to partner funder Ion Bank Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2004, Josh worked for a national family foundation, where he developed a deep appreciation for philanthropy and the critical role of nonprofit organizations in addressing social issues. Josh resides in Beacon Falls with his wife, Erin, and son, Hunter (as well as their dog, Scarlett).

Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

Autumn is my favorite time of year and all the delights of New England are right here: hiking through the dazzling foliage, spending a day at one of the many country fairs and festivals, navigating corn mazes, visiting local orchards to pick fresh apples and pumpkins (and, of course, enjoying the subsequent pies).

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Environmental challenges and resources in our region (including the Naugatuck River Greenway), fostering public art in Waterbury and playing guitar.

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