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We’re Celebrating 40 Years!

Happy New Year! Do you know what the year 2020 signifies to the Branford Community Foundation? It’s our 40th anniversary! That’s right, BCF has been in service to the Branford community for 40 incredible years. We will spend the year celebrating in a variety of ways, and hope you will join us!

The Branford Community Foundation started in 1980 with a small boy and a swing set. Today, we maintain more than $2.3 million dollars in endowed funds and invest more than $115,000 into the community each year. Grants in 2019 included support for backpacks full of food for needy Branford students, an oral history program for aging adults, mental health and care coordination services for Branford children and their families, funding the James Blackstone Library renovations, and scholarships to 30 graduating Branford High School seniors, among others.

Since our founding in 1980, we have distributed more than a million dollars into the Branford community. We are incredibly proud of how far we’ve come, and so appreciate the support that the community has invested in our mission.

If you have donated to BCF or are interested in making a donation, thank you! We are so grateful for your support and we want you to know that you, our amazing supporters, have truly made a difference to our wonderful community. We can’t do it without you!

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 competitive grant making materials are ready and available on our website. If you have a non-profit cause that is dear to your heart, you may be able to receive support from BCF! You can apply for a BCF grant here. Or, for more information, you can call Liza Janssen Petra at 203.444.4898 or email Liza at lpetra@branfordcommunityfoundation.org.