So you think we haven’t met before? In fact, if you live, work or play in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, Connecticut Community Foundation has likely touched your life in ways you can’t imagine. Since 1923, when local residents pooled their dollars to create a permanent community endowment, the Foundation has been helping the region thrive—thanks to big-hearted, generous donors. [Mire este video en  Español]

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 works to address the community’s critical issues, funds programs benefiting local residents, supports efforts to improve systems to foster more equitable outcomes for residents, strengthens local organizations through learning and outreach, and works with individuals, families and corporations to steward charitable and scholarship funds.


Our Mission

To foster an equitable and inclusive community in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills by inspiring generosity, supporting organizations, and cultivating effective leaders.


Our Vision

An equitable, inclusive, just, and vibrant community in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills in which all residents have what they need to thrive.

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:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome, invite, and commit resources toward the participation and well-being of all in our community.
  • Integrity and Transparency. We hold ourselves to high standards of ethics, service, stewardship, and accountability to our donors, partners, and community.
  • Courage and Purpose. We set ambitious goals, forge connections, and collaborate to address our community’s needs.
  • Thoughtful Leadership. We listen, learn, and evolve along with our community.