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Each year, individuals and families within our Northwest Corner come together through the Community Foundation to support arts and culture, healthcare, education, human services, animal care and land conservation. Their collective charitable gifts are vital to support the work of the Community Foundation.
Help Local Women and Girls. Make a gift to The Women & Girls Fund
Established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls, the Women & Girls Fund has grown to more than 200 supporters who help women and girls develop skills, attain economic security, and improve their quality of life.
Explore Hundreds of Funds Making a Difference in the Northwest Corner
Explore the more that 280 funds with the Community Foundation. Established by local individuals, families and nonprofits, these funds provide support for thousands of causes, local nonprofits and scholarships. Click browse funds to view all funds and fund descriptions in alphabetical order.
Established by the family of Mary Ellen Adamo to honor her memory, this fund provides tuition assistance to female students at Torrington’s Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.
American Legion Post 46 Fund for Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc.
Established with donations from the Legion post, this fund supports the work of Goshen Community Care and Hospice.
This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Torrington High School who plan to major in industrial arts, teaching or nursing. Recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic excellence, character and citizenship.
Roberta Lee August Fund
This fund was established to honor Miss August, a longstanding Community Foundation volunteer. The fund supports programs in the areas of mental illness and literacy.
Bank of Boston Fund
Created by local executives at the then Bank of Boston, this permanent fund supports the Foundation and the communities it serves.
Recipients of this scholarship are graduates of Torrington High School who plan to pursue a career in accounting or business administration/management.
Khurshed Bhumgara Fund
This endowed unrestricted fund was established through a bequest from Khurshed Bhumgara. Mr. Bhumgara retired in 2002 from a successful career in capital and real estate development. He settled in Sharon, Conn., where he worked tirelessly to support and steward the nonprofits of the Northwest corner, including serving as a community foundation board member for many years.
This scholarship was established to benefit outstanding graduates of Torrington High School with financial need who are pursuing degrees at four-year colleges or technical schools.
Borghesi Family Fund
Created by Allan and Maria Borghesi, this fund helps to improve the quality of life in Northwest Connecticut.
Brooks Bank Fund
One of the first to be established at the Foundation, this fund was initiated by employees of the Torrington based Brooks Bank, which subsequently merged with Colonial Bank and Trust Company.
John Brooks Fund
A prominent Torrington banker, Mr. Brooks established this endowment to assist area nonprofit organizations in perpetuity.
Established by family of the late Fred Bruni, this fund supports charitable, scientific and educational initiatives in the Northwest Corner.
This fund provides an annual award to a Torrington High School graduate who has excelled in English and plans to pursue college studies in writing, literature, journalism or related fields.
Susan A. Bruso Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Ms. Bruso, a Winsted resident who worked for many years in the technology industry, this fund supports charities in Norfolk and also awards annual scholarships to Botelle Elementary School graduates.
The Buchanan Fund
A gift from the William E. and Josephine B. Buchanan Family Foundation, Inc., established this donor advised fund, which supports area charitable organizations.
This scholarship benefits a deserving high school graduate from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted.
Caleb J. Camp Trust
Originally established as a trust almost one hundred years ago to honor a prominent Winsted benefactor, this field of interest fund assists under-resourced residents of Winsted.
The Canaan Foundation Non-Endowed Fund
The Canaan Foundation, a nonprofit organization, established these community-specific funds to enhance the quality of life for residents of Canaan.
The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills
This fund provides complementary therapy programs, such as massage therapy, oncology nutrition, social work services and yoga, and provides financial support for cancer patients in active treatment.
Peter G. Cerruto Memorial Fund
Established by family and friends, this fund honors the memory of Mr. Cerruto, a life-long Torrington resident, and a World War II and Normandy Invasion veteran.
Charter Oak Review Fund
This fund was established by Harry Harlow to manage the funds of Charter Oak Review, a nonprofit organization that supports deserving writers.
Chore Service Endowment Fund
This designated agency fund supports The Chore Service, Inc. in perpetuity, a nonprofit that helps senior and disabled residents of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Norfolk, Salisbury and Sharon stay at home safely and independently.
Recipients are graduates of Oliver Wolcott Technical High School who demonstrate financial need, academic merit and community service. Preference may be given to students with an academic focus in electronics, but students pursuing other fields of study also are eligible to apply.
Marion Isabell Coe Fund
Grants (made possible by funding from the Bank of America) from this trust fund assist under-resourced residents of Litchfield, Warren, Morris and Goshen, with preference for Litchfield residents.
Susan F. Cogswell Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Ms. Cogswell, a lifelong Torrington resident and former state insurance commissioner known for her commitment to public service, this donor advised fund supports charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.
Cynthia Conklin & Family Fund For Pets in Need
Established in honor of Cynthia Conklin of Sharon, Conn. This fund supports organizations dedicated to animal welfare, and works to alleviate animal suffering by supporting grants for medical care for sick, injured, abused and/or neglected animals in Litchfield County, Conn. and Dutchess County, NY.
Established in honor of beloved community member Tim Considine the fund provides support to Torrington residents currently enrolled as seniors in a high school or vocational technical school who are seeking admission to an accredited university. Preference is given to students who participate in school and/or organized sports while demonstrating academic achievement, and a commitment to organized religion and display exemplary character through either extracurricular accomplishments or community service.
This fund benefits Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate financial need, academic merit and community service.
The Cornwall Foundation General Fund
This fund supports the Cornwall Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Cornwall.
Cornwall Library Fund
Established through the Edwards Community Endowment Project, this permanent fund contributes to the library’s long-term stability.
Eva M. Coty Fund
This fund was established by bequest to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Litchfield County.
Mary H. Coutant Fund for Rising Star Camp
Established in recognition of Mary H. Coutant's contributions to the community, this endowment supports programs that benefit at-risk children through the Winchester Youth Service Bureau aged 5 to 15, by encouraging healthy choices and goal-setting.
This fund was established by the three Coutu children in honor of their parents, longtime residents of Canton.
Established by the Community Foundation in 2005, this endowed fund supports charitable organizations in Northwest Connecticut dedicated to animal welfare. The Critter Fund assists with shelter, rescue and adoption, training, prevention of cruelty, spaying and neutering, elderly companionship, services to the disabled and wildlife preservation.
Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund
This fund honors the memory of Ruth E. Cron, supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the Northwest Corner.
Edward Diskavich Fund
A longtime Torrington resident, Mr. Diskavich established this fund through his estate planning to support the nonprofits of Northwest Connecticut.
Edward Diskavich Scholarship Fund
Mr. Diskavich established this fund through his estate planning to support the educational goals of graduates of Oliver Wolcott Technical School.
Draper Foundation Fund
The late Jim and Shirley Draper’s gift of $30 million will forever serve as a testament to their exceptional kindness and generosity. One of the largest single gifts on record to a community foundation in the state of Connecticut, the fund benefits mainly local charitable organizations by making yearly grants to 19 nonprofits named by the Drapers, and through annual donor advised grants.
Mrs. Ducci, who was a resident of New Hartford, established this endowed scholarship fund to benefit graduates of a public high school who reside in the Community Foundation’s service area.
Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, both educators with a long history of civic involvement, were dedicated to learning and devoted to Torrington. Established by bequest, this fund supports the crucial work of nonprofit organizations.
This scholarship benefits Torrington High School graduates who are continuing in Italian studies.
Elson-Slemmer Fund for the Environment
Established by Sandra Elson Slemmer and David Slemmer, this fund is used primarily for charitable, scientific or educational support relating to the protection of the natural environment with a primary focus in Northwest Connecticut.
The Emeritus Fund
Grants from this field-of-interest fund, which honors past members of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors for their dedicated service, support the efforts of local nonprofits to enhance their governance.
First National Bank of Litchfield Fund
This endowment supports the Foundation and the communities it serves in perpetuity.
Five Points Gallery Fund
This non-endowed fund was established to support the charitable purposes of Five Points Gallery.
Fleet General Fund
This endowed unrestricted fund supports the nonprofits of Northwest Connecticut.
Established through a bequest by Eleanor Fossati in memory of her parents, this scholarship is awarded to Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate financial need, exemplary character and academic achievement.
1421 Opportunity Fund
This fund was created to assist at-risk teens in Northwest Connecticut.
Friends Helping Children Fund
Torrington residents created this endowed fund to assist children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Friends of New Hartford Fund
Begun by longtime New Hartford resident David L. Childs and New Hartford community members, this Fund provides grants to charitable organizations in New Hartford.
Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund
Torrington residents Carlton D. Fyler, a chauffeur, and Jenny R. Fyler, an educator, established this endowed fund through their estate planning. The fund continues their lifelong interest in supporting the moral, artistic, intellectual, and physical development of children.
Helen and Mario Garbin Scholarship
Torrington resident Steven Garbin established this endowed scholarship fund in honor of his parents, Helen and Mario.
Jim & Nancy Garfield Fund for the Arts
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Garfield, this fund supports cultural life in Northwest Connecticut.
Richard M. Gilman Memorial Fund
Mary Gilman began this fund to carry on the work of her late husband, Richard, whose efforts to help people extended from Torrington to Zimbabwe.
Dr. John S. Glenn Fund for Nurses
Grants from this fund benefit clinical staff at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
The Wayne M. Gnazzo & Family Fund
A lifelong Torrington resident, Mr. Gnazzo established this donor advised fund to support charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.
Goshen Community Care and Hospice Funds
Proceeds from the Goshen Community Care and Hospice Fund are used to help finance health care in the town of Goshen, especially for the elderly and chronically ill.
Goshen Land Trust Endowment Fund
This fund supports the charitable mission of the Goshen Land Trust to preserve and protect natural open land to improve the quality of life for current and future generations.
Goshen Public Library Endowment Fund
This fund supports the Goshen Public Library in perpetuity.
The G&G Educational Foundation- Edward and Rachel Wang Family Fund
Established by Edward C. Wang, this fund supports initiatives, scholarships and programming that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America and address the human services needs of Asian people and communities in the United States.
The G&G Educational Foundation- James P. Wang Family Fund
Established by James Payton Wang, this fund supports initiatives, scholarships and programming that deepen the knowledge and understanding between China and America and address the human services needs of Asian people and communities in the United States.
Sue Grossman Still River Greenway Fund
Created by the Still River Greenway committees of Torrington and Winsted, this fund supports the construction of a five-mile path for bicycling and walking between the towns.
Health Care Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
This fund supports the educational goals of Region 1 students pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
Highland Lake Watershed Association Fund
This non-endowed charitable fund supports the Highland Lake Watershed Association in its mission to preserve and protect Highland Lake and its watershed.
Established by the late Mary Holley Doremus, of Harwinton, with the remainder of a trust created during her lifetime, this fund provides grants to a variety of area charitable organizations.
Theodore A. Hungerford Memorial Museum Association Endowment Fund
This designated agency fund supports the museum and its mission in perpetuity.
D.M. Hunt Fund
This fund supports the charitable mission of the The D.M. Hunt Library to serve the needs of Falls Village residents by providing a diverse and current collection, programming for all ages, and a gathering place for the community.
The Institute for American Indian Studies Fund
This endowed agency fund supports The Institute for American Indian Studies in its charitable mission to preserve and promote the spirit of the first people.
Recipients are Torrington residents of Italian descent entering their junior or senior year of college who are majoring in political science, government, history or pre-law.
The Jeff and Diane Johnson Community Enhancement Fund
Established by Diane E. and James F. Johnson, this donor advised fund primarily supports the charitable, scientific, or educational initiatives in or affecting the people of Goshen.
This scholarship fund benefits Goshen residents based on financial need and extracurricular accomplishments.
Established by Elizabeth Julian in memory of her late brother, this scholarship benefits past graduates of St. Anthony School who plan to pursue a career in accounting.
Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund
Established by Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde, this fund supports efforts to improve the quality of life in Litchfield County.
Richard Leone COCC Fund
Mr. Leone, president of Avon-based COCC, established this fund to benefit local charities. Formerly Connecticut Online Computer Center, Inc., COCC is a leading provider of technology for community banks and other financial institutions in the region.
Litchfield Community Center Music Fund
Established by the late Dan North, this endowed fund supports danceable music programs held at the Litchfield Community Center.
Litchfield Garden Club Centennial Fund
This agency fund was established to further the Litchfield Garden Club’s charitable mission to educate members and the public in scientific and artistic methods of gardening, stimulate interest in horticulture, encourage and assist in civic beautification, raise environmental awareness and protect and conserve our national and historic heritage.
The MacCallum Family Fund for Animal Welfare
This fund provides for emergency medical care for sick, injured and/or neglected animals through emergency grants that support the treatment of animals brought to animal hospitals by good samaritans and animals whose owners are in need of financial assistance for their care. The fund also supports efforts to educate the community about the care of animals.
The Making Cents Fund
This Field of Interest fund supports charitable, scientific and/or educational initiatives in Cornwall with preference to efforts addressing basic human and social service needs.
Muff Maskovsky Fund
Established to honor a past chairman of the Foundation’s board of directors, this fund especially contributes to education in Northwest Connecticut.
The Merz Family Fund
This fund supports charitable, religious, and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.
Miles for Moe Fund
Established by Torrington residents Emil and Colleen Renzullo, this donor advised fund honors the memory of their son by supporting LARC’s camp for children with and without special needs. The camp’s namesake, Emil “Moe” Renzullo Jr., succumbed to leukemia in 2010 at age 12.
Robert C. Miller and Carol H. Miller Fund
This fund benefits area charitable organizations.
The Cara and Carl Muller Fund for Community Support
The Mullers created this fund to support emerging community needs.
New Hartford Education Fund
Grants from this fund support educational initiatives in the town of New Hartford.
New Hartford Village Cemetery Fund
This non-endowed fund supports the maintenance and operation of the New Hartford Cemetery, including the repair and restoration of monuments, headstones and grave markers and the care and replacement of trees, flowers and shrubbery and lawns.
Norfolk Connecticut Children's Foundation Fund
This fund supports the charitable mission of the Norfolk Connecticut Children's Foundation that no Norfolk child should be denied civic, educational, social, or cultural enrichment opportunities because of financial need.
The Norfolk Foundation Fund
This fund supports the charitable purposes of the Norfolk Foundation, specifically, contributing to the sustainability and revitalization of Norfolk in relationship to the area's natural, artistic, and cultural attractions.
The Norfolk NET Fund
This fund supports the town Norfolk, the Church of Christ and the Immaculate Conception Church in their work to provide support for low income and financially distressed residents of Norfolk.
Northwest Building Healthier Communities Fund
This fund established by The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, a partner of Hartford Healthcare, supports economic and community development through the lens of social determinants of health. Focus areas for investment include: business growth and retention, educational and workforce development, strategic economic partnerships and regionalism, housing and transportation, as well as matters of social well-being. Its central purpose is the improvement of daily life for residents of the greater Torrington area.
Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund
An open and flexible community resource, The Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund was created as an easy and cost effective way for the general public to be a part of the local philanthropic experience. The fund provides a platform that helps local citizens realize their charitable goals.
Northwest Hills Fuel Bank Fund
This fund provides emergency fuel assistance for residents of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury, Sharon and Warren.
The Molly O'Connell Fund
This fund, established by family of the late Molly O’Connell, supports charitable, scientific, or educational initiatives.
Brian J. O’Neil Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of Mr. O’Neil, a native of Winsted, after his untimely death on December 3, 2004, at age 50. The husband of Gail Williams O’Neil, Mr. O’Neil was a respected businessman and graduate of The Gilbert School and Central Connecticut State University.
Barbara Oneglia Alvarez Tycienski Fund
Established in honor of the late Barbara Oneglia Alvarez Tycienski, this fund was established to support youth organizations within the Community Foundation’s service area.
This scholarship supports graduating senior(s) at Torrington High School who participate in athletics and demonstrate exceptional character, effort, and determination despite challenging life circumstances.
Robert B. and Cheryl Freehill Pauls Fund
Established by Robert and Cheryl Pauls, this fund supports the arts – visual and performing – and arts educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut and beyond.
Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of the Eastern Star Fund
This fund was established in memory of Deborah A. Goldthwaite, Past Matron of PierpontChapter#49 Order of the Eastern Star.
Andrew Pike Memorial Fund
Established by family of the late Andrew Pike, this donor advised fund supports charitable endeavors in Northwest Connecticut.
This memorial fund provides scholarships to Torrington High School graduates based on financial need, academic merit and community service.
Established by a local philanthropist, this non-endowed fund supports various charitable initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.
John A. Ponte Memorial Fund
Established by Mr. Ponte’s friends and family, this fund is named for a popular Torrington businessman.
Established in tribute to a prominent Torrington businessman and community activist who died unexpectedly in 2004 at age 44, this fund provides scholarship support for graduating high school athletes who exemplify traits possessed by Mr. Ponte, including character, leadership, scholarship and athletic achievement.
Railroad Museum of New England – Hazel Koch Fund
This fund supports the Railroad Museum of New England in perpetuity.
The River Stewards of Tomorrow Fund
Proceeds from this designated agency endowment support the Housatonic Valley Association’s conservation efforts by educating and training future generations to be stewards of the environment.
The Rivera Family Fund for Arts and Music
Established through a bequet from Torrington resident Mary Elizabeth Rivera, this fund supports the advancement of the arts and music through scholarships.
Scanlan Family Fund
Established by Mary and Patrick Scanlan, this fund supports various charitable initiatives in Northwest Connecticut and beyond.
Nolin Selby Fund
Established, by a local philanthropic couple, this fund supports various charitable initiatives in Northwest Connecticut.
The Sharon Ambulance Fund
The Sharon Ambulance Fund specifically supports the purchase of ambulances.
Sharon Community Foundation Fund
This fund supports the charitable mission of the Sharon Community Foundation to assist Sharon residents with basic needs, and support programs that foster independence.
The Sharon Fire Department Funds
These funds support the mission of the Sharon Fire Department.
The Sharon Woman's Club Scholarship Fund
This fund furthers the charitable mission of the Sharon Woman’s Club to stimulate and encourage all efforts toward intellectual and social betterment in the home and in the community.
This fund was established in memory of Torrington educator Alan Silano.
This fund was established in memory of a venerable teacher at The South Kent School. Each year, the faculty designates a scholarship recipient who exemplifies traits possessed by Mr. Smith, including intellectual curiosity, moral integrity and a sense of humor.
Established in memory of Marion Wm. Edwards by his wife, the late Alice Fabro Edwards, this fund makes an annual award to a Torrington High School graduate who also graduated from Southwest Elementary School in Torrington.
Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship Fund
Through a bequest in his will, Vincent J. Stanulis established this endowment to honor his mother. Recipients are residents of the Community Foundation’s service area who are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.
Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund
Established through the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Stone, this fund supports nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s service area.
Polly and Wesley Strand and James L. Holmes Fund for Programs for Women and Children
Torrington businesswoman Susan Strand established this fund to honor her late parents, Polly and Wesley Strand and her uncle James L. Holmes, for their devotion to community service.
The Taconic Learning Center Fund
This agency fund supports the charitable mission of the Taconic Learning Center to provide the opportunity and resources for lifelong education and self-development for residents of Northwest Conn. and adjacent communities in New York and Massachusetts.
TAPSG Marion Muschell Award
Established by Torrington Area Parkinson's Support Group, this fund enables Torrington High School to award a scholarship to a graduating senior intending to study nursing or related nursing disciplines.
Louis O. Thibeault Fund for the Advancement of Children’s Education
This fund was established by Mr. Thibeault to advance the education of disadvantaged children by addressing obstacles to learning specifically related to their health, well-being and/or deficits in needed assistive technology. The fund strives to enhance learning by assisting families of limited means with associated expenses.
Torrington Club Fund
This fund established the original Torrington Area Foundation for Public Giving as a community foundation. The Fund continues to support the communities of Northwest Connecticut.
Torrington High School Scholarship Funds
Torrington High School Scholarship Funds support the continuing education of graduates of Torrington High School.
Torrington Savings Bank Fund
Established by the management of the Torrington Savings Bank, this endowed fund supports the Foundation and the communities it serves.
Torrington Savings Fund
Torrington UNICO Foundation Scholarships
A composite of 14 annual awards named for prominent community leaders and UNICO members, these scholarships assist area youth with the cost of higher education in perpetuity.
Torrington Veteran's Memorial Wall Fund
This fund supports the maintenance of the Veteran's Memorial Wall located at 140 Main Street, Torrington as well as the Association's charitable work to honor and memorialize local veterans and educate the public about the role of local veterans throughout history.
Torrington-Winsted Rotary Non Endowed Fund
The Torrington Rotary established this fund to support its continued service to the community.
Seth L. Tracy Memorial Fund for Special Needs
Established by the family of Seth Leo Tracy, this fund honors his memory with grants to organizations that serve individuals with special needs.
Margaret C. Tupper Fund
Established through a bequest in her will, Ms. Tupper’s endowed fund will continue to improve the quality of life for future generations of Northwest Connecticut residents.
Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship Fund
Established by family of the late Albert C. Turri, this scholarship supports area students pursuing postsecondary degrees in the fields of electrical engineering or electronics. The fund honors Mr. Turri’s legacy as founder of Turri Electric Co. in 1946.
VNA Northwest Endowment Fund
This endowed agency fund was established to support the VNA Northwest CT’s charitable mission to provide home health, hospice and wellness programs in a professional and caring manner to residents of Litchfield County.
These agency funds support the efforts of the Warner Theatre toward the development of performing, visual and literary arts through media presentations and local community stage productions; the providing of a venue for local and regional organizations, as well as national touring companies and artists; the providing of educational opportunities to all, and the preservation and maintenance of the historical Warner Theatre building, Nancy Marine Studio Theatre and the Warner Campus.
The Warren Public Library Fund
This fund supports the Warren Public Library in its mission to meet and anticipate the community’s intellectual and social needs, including providing a place for the discovery and exploration of ideas.
Washington Garden Club Investment Fund
This agency fund supports the charitable mission of the Washington Garden Club to develop knowledge and a love of gardening to its members and the public, to enhance the natural beauty of the Washington Connecticut community through civic plantings and to promote the conservation of natural resources.
Washington Park Foundation Fund
This fund supports the Washington Park Foundation in its efforts to acquire and maintain property in Washington, Connecticut in order to establish and maintain a park and cultural center.
Westside School Association/Harry Arsego Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports students attending the Warner Center for Performing Arts with tuition expenses.
Mary C. Williams Fund
This field-of-interest fund supports the work of charitable organizations located in or serving residents of Kent, Conn.
Winchester Land Trust Fund
This agency fund supports the Winchester Land Trust as it works to preserve the rural character and natural resources of the Winchester, CT area, and to educate the community about the benefits of land conservation and balanced growth.it
Winsted Area Child Care Center Endowment Fund
This fund provides current income and long-term security for the Winsted Area Child Care Center.
Winsted Health Center Foundation Fund
This fund supports the Winsted Health Center Foundation in perpetuity as the Foundation works to establish and maintain healthcare services primarily in Winchester, and the surrounding communities, to conduct education programs for the benefit of the public at large and expand economic stability in the community through the provision of healthcare related employment.
Wisdom House Endowment Fund
This endowment provides funding to support the mission of Wisdom House, a center for spiritual growth since 1949.
The Women & Girls Fund
YMCA Camp Mohawk /Arlene Foulds Memorial Fund
This fund, established in memory of Arlene Foulds, supports the YMCA’s Camp Mohawk for girls.
YMCA Camp Mohawk / Cindy Morse Leadership Development Fund
Proceeds from this fund, established in memory of Cindy Morse and her inspirational leadership as a director and trustee of the camp, are used to support the YMCA’s Camp Mohawk for Girls in perpetuity.
Youth Advisory Committee Fund
This pass-through fund supports the Youth in Philanthropy program.
Established in 2000 through the generosity of the Borghesi family, the Youth Fund supports the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program, which serves to perpetuate community leadership by helping young people develop positive connections to their communities. The Youth in Philanthropy program is designed to give young people a platform for expression and innovation that can bring about new and sustainable solutions to community issues. Through their participation in school-based youth in philanthropy councils, students learn lifelong lessons about charitable giving and volunteering. They make annual grant recommendations to the Foundation based on their examination of issues impacting youth, in particular, and their community, in general, and also help to raise money for this endowed fund.
Feliciano and Lydia Turri Zaccheo Fund
This endowed fund, which memorializes a well-known Torrington couple, helps to improve the lives of citizens in Northwest Connecticut.
T.J. Zappulla Fund
A lifelong Torrington resident, T.J. Zappulla was committed to the well-being and success of the community. This fund honors his commitment by supporting charitable, scientific, and educational initiatives in Northwest Connecticut with a preference for supporting access to housing for all, animal welfare, and providing services for and combating injustice to individuals of non-traditional gender identities.
James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship Fund
Recipients are graduates of The Gilbert School, Oliver Wolcott Technical High School and Northwest Regional District 7 High School. Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, and community service.