Partnering with Fairfield County citizens to achieve their philanthropic goals.



Helping Fairfield County students achieve their post high school education goals.

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Providing a resource for Fairfield County non-profits to help better our community.

Our Mission… Building a legacy through philanthropy and stewardship to strengthen our community.

Since 1989, the Fairfield County Foundation has helped donors create lasting charitable legacies that carry on their names, their values and their priorities. Within the Foundation are more than 270 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to address those local causes they are most passionate about. Today, Foundation grants support the arts, children’s programs, health and wellness projects, community development, academics and much more. From scholarships for deserving Fairfield County youth and equipment to keep people fit and healthy, to improvements to green spaces throughout our county and grants to feed the hungry, the Fairfield County Foundation touches every member of our community in some way.

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Ambassadors’ Club

The Ambassadors’ Club provides the funds to help the Foundation raise awareness of the importance of philanthropy in our community and share information about the Foundation’s efforts locally. Becoming a member of this generous group allows you the opportunity to directly support the Foundation’s work through an unrestricted fund for the needs in our community.

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29-Hour Give

The 2018 29-Hour Give was a HUGE Success! We raised $95,809 for 71 Foundation funds. With the $29,000 match, the total award to participating funds is $124,809!

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29 Hour Give - Thank you!
$48 Million
in charitable assets
charitable funds
$35.5 Million
awarded in grants and scholarships
Since 1989
30 years of impact

Our Grantees