BCF was pleased to support Read to Grow in their efforts to provide free books to Branford children!More free books from Read to Grow will be available this year to Branford children thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Branford Community Foundation. Children’s books will go to Branford organizations that serve children, including the East Shore District Health Department Nurturing Families Network. We thank the Branford Community Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less

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Save the Date! Hometown Harmonies Celebration on Friday, July 13 Branford, CT

The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is excited to announce that it will be holding a community-wide party—entitled “Hometown Harmonies”—to celebrate the community, make new friends, raise awareness and funds, and much more. The event will be held at Owenego Inn Beach & Tennis Club on Friday, July 13th, at 6 p.m., and is open to…

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Cathyann Roding Performing Arts Scholarship Fund

The Branford Community Foundation is thrilled to announce one of our newest funds—the Cathyann Roding Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. The fund was established with a sold-out celebration at Branford High School (BHS), where alumni filled the stage to sing in honor of Cathyann, BHS’s recently retired choral director. Organized by former student Colin Sheehan (pictured…

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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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