Greenwich Student Receives Honorable Mention for Rx Drug Abuse Slogan

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Health info night

On Thursday, January 19, at the Darien Public Library, Ingrid Gillespie, Executive Director of Communities 4 Action, and Emily Larkin, Thriving Youth Program Coordinator at The Community Fund of Darien, announced the winners of the slogan contest.

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Campaign Launched to Counter Darien’s Troubling Rate of Teen Binge Drinking logo

What does 06820 mean to you? In Darien we value education, celebrate our successes, and are compassionate in times of need. We look out for our neighbors. But there is a critical way we’re falling short: 06820 is also a place with a troubling rate of teenage binge drinking.

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Linking Nonprofits to Next Generation Donors

Linking Nonprofits to the Next Generation of Donors


This is The Community Fund of Darien’s most recent “venture philanthropy” initiative. Our vision is to create a simple and interactive online giving platform that connects donors with impactful projects in Lower Fairfield County to help solve social problems.

• Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people via the Internet.
• We have partnered with other funders to create this new website as a free online service for local nonprofits to increase their online presence and fundraising.

Stay tuned for an early 2017 launch of this exciting new initiative!

Darien Arts Center Receives Grant for Program For Those With Disabilities


A Darien Arts Center Program for kids and adults called “Danceabilities” has received a grant from The Community Fund of Darien. Please click on the link below to learn more:

The Community Fund of Darien Unveils New Website


 The Community Fund of Darien has announced the launch of its new website, The website is designed to increase awareness and support for those who are most vulnerable in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien by sharing local needs assessment data and the positive impact of Community Fund grant awards to local nonprofits and community initiatives. “We believe that when local residents know the extent of the needs around them, they respond with compassion and generosity to help their neighbors. We are committed to providing a website that offers an engaging and informative way for residents to learn more about the needs around us and how they can help,” said Carrie Bernier, Executive Director of The Community Fund of Darien.

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