Valley Gives Back
Introducing a new community-wide planned giving initiative for the Valley – the Valley Gives Back™.
VCF Annual Report 2016
2016 Annual Report now available. 
Great Give 2017  Thank You
Thank you for giving!
Smart Investment - Conservation 2016
Remediation, reclamation, and redevelopment: the 3Rs of economic expansion in the Valley.
FrancesOsborneKellogg and Derby Rec Camp
Learn how this Derby industrialist is helping Valley youth spend summers on the Housatonic.
River image
For the long-term good of the Valley.
Frey-Hershey Fund
The Freys remember John Hershey and his beloved Valley.
2015 Annual Report
2015 Report to the Community now available.
VCF Board 2016
Together, we achieve more.
Valley Shakespeare Fest 2015
Bringing the Bard of Avon to the Valley.

For Good, For Ever, For The Valley


Recent reports tell us that disparities exist in education, employment, health and personal well-being across our Valley’s population. Fortunately, our community has a history of coming together to develop strategies for change.

Sharon Closius / President & CEO, Valley Community Foundation

Good to Know

Nonprofit Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops and Events

View the training forums, workshops and other opportunities available to nonprofits serving the Valley. learn more »

Donor Spotlight

The Joseph and Pauline Warichar Memorial Scholarship Fund

This Fund was established by Donald and Joseph Warichar to honor their parents and currently supports a scholarship to a student from Derby High School. Upon additional gifts, the Fund will support numerous organizations. learn more »

Community Investments

Ansonia landmark gets facelift

Ansonia Public Library’s main entrance has a fresh new look, thanks to a Needs and Opportunities grant learn more »

Ways To Give

The Valley Community Foundation offers a variety of ways that you can achieve your charitable goals.

Valley Nonprofits Raise More Than A Quarter Million During The Great Give® 2017

May 26, 2017
Valley nonprofits raise nearly $300,000 including matching funds and prizes during The Great Give® 2017. Read More »

Valley Community Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Feb 17, 2017
Four new members join the VCF Board of Directors, as two members make their departure. Read More »

Annual Reception of the Valley Community Foundation

Feb 17, 2017
at Race Brook Country Club on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Read More »


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