2020 showed us how powerfully our Branford community will respond to the urgent needs of its neighbors.

You answered our call to support our COVID19 Response Fund, enabling us to distribute 33 pandemic-related grants totaling $202,235. Among other things, these grants helped keep families in their homes, provided personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to local nonprofit organizations, supported mental health programs, made sure hot meals were available to those in need, and that Branford childcare services could reopen safely.

In addition to responding to the pandemic, BCF maintained its 2020 grant awards through our traditional processes. We distributed an additional 9 grants to local groups, awarded 28 scholarships for high school graduates to support their pursuit of post-secondary education, sponsored (mostly virtual) local events, and convened local leaders on current issues impacting Branford.

While we’re not out of the pandemic woods yet, BCF is preparing for both short- and long-term recovery. Your past support—along with our careful fiduciary management—has allowed our permanent endowment to continue to grow. And because of your support, BCF has been at the forefront of meeting the needs of the community.

BCF is more committed than ever to ensuring that we are well prepared to help lead our community forward. We plan to review the impact of our past work, study the trends and predictions for the near future, and develop plans to ensure that BCF is well positioned to support Branford through long-term recovery.

Thank you so much for your compassion and generosity. We are indeed grateful.


Total invested into the community = $202,235 as of January 11

Branford Community Foundation 2020 Impact Report

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