Our Financial Accountability

We currently steward over 476 permanent and "pass through" charitable funds on behalf of area donors, totaling more than $80 million. 

We are so pleased that our fund at the Community Foundation is under the care of a committee of local citizens, who are knowledgeable about investments, and who appoint and monitor experienced professional managers. We are confident our fund will continue to grow and benefit the community well into the future. It's in good hands.”

-Isabelle and Jim English


Our Commitment

We take our obligations to our donors, nonprofit partners, scholarship seekers and the general public very seriously. We are committed to carefully managing our donors’ charitable funds so that our donors' vision of making a difference is realized by getting as many grant and scholarship dollars out there as possible and sustaining the funds in perpetuity, if that was the donor's intent. We operate in an open, transparent manner that welcomes scrutiny.

In short, we take great care.

  • Our Investment Committee works closely with our investment managers at Brown Brothers Harriman and Walden Asset Management to devise and implement investment strategies that preserve and grow our endowment. Read more about Our Investment Strategies
  • Our Audit Committee works closely with our independent, outside auditors, BlumShapiro, to conduct a yearly comprehensive audit that is reviewed by the entire Board of Trustees. Read more about Our Independent Auditors
  • We operate in full compliance with the rigorous financial standards set by the nationally recognized Council on Foundations, assuring that we meet the highest philanthropic standards for financial integrity and accountability.
  • We invite community members to verify our good standing by reviewing our profile and financial details on GuideStar.com, which gathers and disseminates information about every nonprofit registered with the IRS.
  • We have an official record-retention policy that specifies our strict protocols for the retention and destruction of business records.
  • We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights 
  • Every member of our board, committee and staff is required to sign a conflict-of-interest statement and a confidentiality statement.
Contact

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F: 860.442.0584 (fax)
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Location

68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320
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