YOUR Community Foundation

People Who Care.
Causes That Matter.

Enriching the quality of life in the Northwest Corner for 50 plus years.

What's New at NCCF

Students

Attention Students: Apply for Scholarships

More than $200,000 in scholarships is available for the 2024-2025 academic year through the generosity of fundholders and donors.

Donors

What makes a community vibrant? You.

Gifts from community members like you make possible the grants and scholarships that make the Northwest Corner of CT a more vibrant place to call home.

Nonprofits

Northwest Corner Gives is coming this July!

Northwest Corner Gives is NCCF's crowdfunding grant round designed to help nonprofits build awareness and raise matching gifts. 

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Local Impact, Grants and Scholarships in our 20 towns

NCCF donors and fundholders provide Northwest CT nonprofits millions of dollars in grants, 
and award more than $200,000 in scholarships to local students each year.

Barkhamsted

In 2023, a grant from the Northwest CT Community Foundation Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of Eastern Star Fund supported the mission of Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

In 2023, a grant from the Northwest CT Community Foundation Buchanan Fund supported the mission of Housatonic Valley Association.

In 2023, grants from the Northwest CT Community Foundation Douglas and Janet Roberts Fund supported the Barkhamsted Historical Society’s Merrill Tavern and Barkhamsted Center Schoolhouse preservation projects and assisted First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted in the cost of exterior painting of the church, including belfry and window shutters.

In 2022, through a grant from the Northwest CT Community Foundation Elson-Slemmer Fund for the Environment, The Friends of the American Legion and People's State Forest purchased lumber to finish rerouting the Agnes Bowen Trail.

In 2021, the Northwest CT Community Foundation Douglas and Janet Roberts Fund provided a grant to aid in the repair of the roof of Squire's Tavern, a historic building that serves as a museum and the Barkhamsted Historical Society headquarters, and provided a grant to the First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted to support the cost of repairs in order to reopen the basement level community meeting hall for public use.

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Impact

By the Numbers

$10M

In Gifts in 2022

$4.8M

In Grants in 2022

$397K

In Scholarships in 2022

Founded in 1969

50+ Years, Enriching the Quality of Life

NCCF transforms lives and strengthens communities in Northwest Connecticut by connecting donors who care with causes that matter.

NCCF has granted more than $50 million to area non-profits and scholarship recipients, making a meaningful difference for the homeless and hungry, for our libraries, our schools, our churches, and our environment.

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