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Branford Community Foundation

BCF is honored to partner with GSB to enhance the quality of life in Branford!We take #GivingTuesday seriously at GSB and this year is no exception! Starting today and running through the end of December, GSB will match donations up to $10,000 at our local community foundations: Branford Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Madison Foundation, and Guilford Foundation. Ready to get matched? Give Today! ... See MoreSee Less

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News – Impact on the Community

Deirdre Baker Schiffer Fund: BCF’s First Donor-Advised Fund

Deirdre Baker Schiffer was a gifted artist with a passion for the wild beauty of Branford’s Farm River Estuary. Now, her family shares Deirdre’s love of nature as a lasting gift to the community through the Deirdre Baker Schiffer Fund. Established in 2016 by Joe Schiffer in memory of his late wife, the Deirdre Baker…

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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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