Impact Fairfield County

Impact Fairfield County is a collective giving circle that engages women of Fairfield County, Connecticut in local philanthropy on a deeper level. We unite women by together providing large, transformational grants to local non-profits. We strive to reach the underserved and improve the lives of those in our community.

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Connecticut Food Funders Gathering, 5/28

The next gathering of CT-based food funders has been scheduled, and will once again happen under the framework of the Connecticut Food Systems Alliance

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Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation

We seek to move communities toward a more balanced, sustainable relationship with the environment. We support and invest in innovative organizations that preserve and protect the better use of natural resources, biological diversity and enhance the health of humanity. We support and collaborate with those who serve as catalysts and conveners to leverage our impact and accomplish our goals.

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Connecticut Food Funders Gathering – 2/17

Community Food Funders is working in partnership with the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Connecticut Food Systems Alliance (CFSA), along with The John Merck Fund, the Kendall Foundation, and the Merck Family Fund, to sponsor a gathering of Connecticut-based funders interested in food systems work.

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Created in 1980, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation supports Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve. The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation provides the tools, training and leadership to help build healthy communities throughout Connecticut, New Hampshire,

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Funder Affinity Groups

As a network of funders ourselves, Community Food Funders appreciates the value that affinity groups bring to philanthropy.  On this page we highlight some of the most common groups and networks that our members belong to.  Please contact us to add more groups to this list.

 

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The Claneil Foundation

The Claneil Foundation works to create healthy communities by supporting nonprofit organizations making an impact in the areas of hunger and nutrition/food system, health and human services, education, and the environment

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Merck Family Fund

The Merck Family Fund was established in 1954 by George W. Merck, President of Merck & Co., Inc.  He created the fund for two principal reasons: to do good with the resources acquired through the company’s success, and to create an opportunity to regularly bring family members together.

Goals

  • Restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.

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