The Fairfield County Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of the Fairfield County community. It was established by a small committee of caring citizens in 1989, when Probate Judge S. Farrell Jackson challenged local citizens to form a foundation to keep significant trust funds invested locally.  From the beginning, local citizens have served on the Board of Trustees to provide a Community Foundation. This enables individuals, families and organizations a resource “through” which to give money to benefit our community.

Our mission is to build a legacy through philanthropy and stewardship to strengthen our community.

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

The Foundation is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program, demonstrating that it has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability.