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News – Impact on the Community

Why Philanthropy Matters

In the acclaimed 2013 book Why Philanthropy Matters, Zoltan Acs explores philanthropy’s vital role and impact on the well-being of the world. Acs describes in eloquent detail how philanthropy boosts productivity and promotes vital forces like education for innovation and advancement. Acs further argues that philanthropy’s focus on health and the arts promotes the greater…

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The Inspiring Story Behind The Lasala Family Fund

As a founder of the Daniel P. Cosgrove Animal Shelter and Branford Compassion Club, Eunice Lasala has dedicated decades to the care and protection of animals. Now, her commitment has become the purpose of Branford Community Foundation’s (BCF) new Lasala Family Fund for Animals. A long-serving BCF board member and past president, Eunice has encouraged…

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Our Grant Deadline is Fast Approaching—March 15!

If you’ve got a cause that will help to improve the quality of life in Branford, we want to hear from you! Funding worthy programs is a huge part of fulfilling our mission at the Branford Community Foundation (BCF). Our goal is to connect people who care with the causes that matter, and we couldn’t…

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It’s a Go! Updating the Historic James Blackstone Library

Our beautiful town offers countless treasures, from breathtaking beaches to timeless tree-lined streets. The historic James Blackstone Library is certainly among our most prominent assets. Last month, the town of Branford appropriated $5,245,000 to fund the renovations and expansion of the James Blackstone Memorial Library. The appropriation reflects the entire budgeted cost of the project…

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