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Our foundation is the hub for meaningful philanthropy in Eastern Connecticut. We warmly welcome your partnership in helping our region thrive! 

The Community Foundation makes it easier than ever for you to support the causes you care about. You can contribute online to any of our charitable funds safely and securely. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will receive an acknowledgement electronically for your tax records. 

This page allows you to make a donation to a specific fund, including:

The Neighbors for Neighbors Fund to help our nonprofits who are working on the front lines and those who are most vulnerable in our community to withstand the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Coordinating with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the United Way of Central and Northeast Connecticut, and in partnership with other community partners and caring residents like you, the Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations throughout Eastern Connecticut that serve our residents, especially those who are disproportionately affected. We will respond to immediate and longer term needs. 

We welcome all forms of donation payments, however, due to the requirement for staff to work remotely in response to the current pandemic, we are currently encouraging people to donate via one of the following ways, if possible: 

  • Through our secure online donation page.   
  • Through electronic transfer of funds directly to our bank account (ACH payment), using the following information: 
    Receiving Bank: Bankers Bank
    Glastonbury, CT  06033
    Bank ABA: 011110617
    Beneficiary Information/Name: Chelsea Groton Bank
    Beneficiary A/C#: 1010
    For Further Credit: Community Foundation of Eastern CT
    A/C #1114365489
  • Through an electronic transfer of securities click here for instructions.

If you mail in a donation by check, please use the following address: 
Community Foundation of Eastern CT
P.O. Box 769, New London, CT 06320
Please note, that it will likely take longer than usual for us to process and acknowledge your gift.

If you have any questions, please contact Chief Financial Officer Janet Grant at

We greatly appreciate your support and generosity during these unprecedented and challenging times. 

Donate to the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund

A gift to the Community Leadership Fund, which helps advance our strategic efforts to empower youth, promote basic needs and rights, preserve the environment, and advance animal welfare. It also helps us bring together people and organizations in powerful partnerships that build up our region’s nonprofits.

Donate to the Community Leadership Fund


A gift to the President’s Discretionary Fund, which enables the Foundation to step up when leadership is needed and to get behind innovative projects as they arise. 

Donate to the President's Discretionary Fund

You may wish to give to one of the other funds listed below, or consider creating your own fund or a legacy plan at the Community Foundation.

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Our door is always open! 

Whether you are new to philanthropy or looking to do more through your giving, we can help you have a meaningful impact on the issues and communities that you care about. Contact Alison Woods (New London County) or Lauren Parda (Windham or Tolland Counties) for a confidential conversation. 

Alison Woods
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Lauren C. Parda
Senior Development Officer


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