Thank You, Branford!

Dear friends of the Branford Community Foundation:

Thank you!

It’s been about 14 weeks since our community was rocked by COVID-19. Thanks to you, we have been able to make a real difference in the lives of those impacted by this unprecedented event.

The original intent of the Branford Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund was to provide immediate financial grants to individuals who suddenly found themselves without a paycheck due to the pandemic and before governmental assistance was available. Through our partnership with Women & Family Life Center, BCF provided financial assistance to 81 Branford families totaling $38,500.

As the generosity of the community poured in, BCF was able to expand our impact to other organizations and initiatives addressing the emergent needs caused by COVID-19. In fact, to date and thanks to you, we’ve supported 18 grant requests impacting everyone from infants to seniors, from basic needs to supporting local businesses, and diapers to surgical masks.

This incredible impact on our Branford community is only possible thanks to your generous support. The COVID-19 Fund for Branford has raised $199,332 as of June 17, and $176,235 of that has been distributed throughout our community to support those impacted by this pandemic.


From all of us at Branford Community Foundation, thank you for showing that Branford truly does have heart. We are honored to partner with you to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.


Liza Janssen Petra (Executive Director)
To donate to Branford Community Foundation, visit our Donate Now page today or call (203) 444-4898.