News – Impact on the Community

August 15 Update: 22 Weeks Passed

  It’s been 22 weeks since that week in March when everything changed. Since then, you’ve given $202,053.53 to the COVID19 Response Fund for Branford. That allowed us to 26 grants totaling $176,235 to organizations who were not only impacted by Coronavirus, but directly responding to community members who suddenly faced joblessness, food insecurity, and…

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2020 Competitive Grant Awards

The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) recently awarded 9 grants through our regular Competitive Grant making process, although this year’s process was anything but normal. These grants are made annually through our endowment funds based on our spending policy. BCF’s original grant deadline was March 12 — the Thursday of that fateful week that initiated a…

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BCF Celebrates Class of 2020 with $37,000 in Scholarships Branford, CT

The pandemic has changed all our lives in so many profound ways, but what stands out to us here at Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is what hasn’t changed: namely, the incredible resilience and fortitude of Branford’s graduating high school seniors. “They finished their high school career under the most extreme and isolating conditions,” says Liza…

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Branford Community Foundation Awards $37,000 in Scholarships

Although the ceremony was via Zoom this year, the Branford High School scholarship awardees were no less impressive. The Branford Community Foundation was honored to provide awards to 29 graduating seniors from Branford High School. These impressive students were selected according to a variety of qualifications, from academic excellence to sportsmanship to career intentions, and…

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