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


Apply for a Cycle Grant

Grants are available throughout the year through the generosity of fundholders and donors. 

Deadline: September 30th


Register: Women & Girls Fund Field of Friends

The Women & Girls Fund invites you to Field of Friends with guest speaker Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling and five-time Agatha Award-winning author. 

October 12, 2023, Raymond Family Farm in New Hartford

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 2021

$50M+ since 1969


In Grants in 2021

$40M+ since 1969


In Scholarships in 2021

$30M+ 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.