The Community Fund of Darien

The Youth Community Fund (YCF) brings together public and private high school students to learn the value of philanthropy through volunteerism and grant-making activities with local nonprofit organizations. These students:

  • Research local needs

  • Tour and volunteer at nonprofits

  • Review grant applications

  • Award over $5,000 in grant money to nonprofits in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford

YCF students know the power of effective, positive change in their community.


Army Noonan (DHS Class of 2016) received The Community Fund’s Youth Volunteer of the Year award for his service as President of the Youth Community Fund.

Click here for a Youth Community Fund membership application.

For more information please contact Lisa Haas at

Youth Community Fund students held a fundraiser at Darien’s Joy Ride to raise additional funds for their grant pool.