Help for Private Foundations
Our foundation is a trusted philanthropic leader because of our in-depth knowledge of area needs, more than 35 years of experience and longstanding relationships with nonprofit and civic leaders.
Increase Your Charitable Impact
Many area donors who have established their own private foundations have chosen to affiliate with our foundation as a way to increase their charitable impact in the community, take advantage of our philanthropic expertise and services, and/or reduce some of the customary burdens and expenses that can come with running a private foundation (other donors who were initially considering private foundations have approached us about exploring Alternatives to Private Foundations
We have a reputation for being the hub for meaningful philanthropy covering 42 communities in Eastern Connecticut.
- We establish powerful, sustainable charitable funds that reflect the passions of our donors – over 560 funds, totaling more than $113 million in assets.
- We issue charitable annual grants to nonprofits and scholarships to students through these funds – a total of more than $72 million since we were founded in 1983.
- We help local nonprofit organizations strengthen their capabilities.
- We serve as a neutral, common meeting ground where regional leaders can convene to address community needs.
Read more about Our Work and about Why Donors Choose Us
Keep Your Name & Purpose
There are three ways that private foundations work with our foundation to improve Eastern Connecticut – all while maintaining their foundation’s original name and charitable purpose, and as much direct involvement as their directors wish.