What We Do 2018-03-01T11:08:32+00:00
Waterbury clock tower at dusk. Photo by Dorian Mode Photography

Waterbury clock tower at dusk. Photo by Dorian Mode Photography.

What we do

Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. While serving this 21-town region, the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the community’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to steward charitable and scholarship funds.

Our Mission

Fostering creative partnerships that build rewarding lives and thriving communities.

Our Vision

Communities alive with partnerships that demonstrate the power of giving.

Our Values

The Foundation strives to be open, strategic, and fair, demonstrating integrity and commitment for the long term: a welcoming partner that works to meet community needs by effectively transforming ideals into action.

Values the Foundation embraces and practices:

  • Openness and accessibility, providing meaningful opportunities for engagement by all members of the community.
  • Thoughtfulness, consideration, and empathy, to cultivate a supportive community.
  • Informed, well-considered decision making based on shared knowledge, to address both ongoing and emerging community needs.
  • Effective collaboration with partners, working together to serve the best interests of the community.
  • Prudent stewardship of financial resources to meet donor intentions in support of the community, in perpetuity.