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


Happy Giving Tuesday–and to all a better Northwest Corner of CT

Your gift to Northwest CT nonprofits improves lives right here in our Northwest Corner of CT.


Apply for a Cycle Grant

Grants are available throughout the year through the generosity of fundholders and donors.
Deadline: January 31, 2024


Year-end Giving

The Year-end Giving Guide for NCCF fundholders is now available. Get specifics about: Stock Transfers, Checks, Wire Transfers, Online Gifts, and Making Grants


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.

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.


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.


Giving Stories



By the Numbers


In Gifts in 2022

$60M+ since 1969


In Grants in 2022

$44M+ since 1969


In Scholarships in 2022

$33M+ since 1969

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.