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Your Community Foundation is a hub for meaningful philanthropy in Eastern Connecticut. We warmly welcome your partnership in achieving greater equity for all so that everyone in our region thrives!

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. 

Our online giving page allows you to make a donation to the Community Foundation’s priority funds and/or your own or another specific named fund. 

We welcome all forms of donation payments: 

  • Through our secure online donation page.   
  • By check (payable to CFECT with any specific fund in the memo) mailed to:  
    Community Foundation of Eastern CT
    P.O. Box 769
    New London, CT 06320
  • Through an electronic transfer of securities click here for instructions.
  • 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

If you have any questions about stock transfers or electronic transfers of funds, please contact Chief Financial Officer Janet Grant at

Looking for inspiration for ways to partner with your Community Foundation?


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 Fund for Racial Justice

A gift to the Fund for Racial Justice will advance racial equity, support racial justice organizing and advocacy and allocate flexible resources to organizations and movements led by Black, Indigenous and people of color in Eastern Connecticut. 


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.

The Neighbors for Neighbors Fund is a COVID-19 relief and recovery fund. 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 provides flexible resources to organizations throughout Eastern Connecticut that serve our residents, especially those who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing pandemic.

You may wish to give to one of the other funds listed above, 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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