Sponsored Events 2017

These community events are proudly sponsored by the Valley Community Foundation

We invite the community to support the work of our local nonprofits, as we have done through sponsorship grants, by supporting one or more of the following events this year:


Celebrate Shelton
$1,000 to sponsor the Community Tree Lighting: Even on December 1, 2017

Valley United Way
$500 to sponsor the Valley Council Annual Breakfast Meeting on December 5, 2017.

Ansonia High School
$500 to sponsor the Fall State in Boston at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on December 8-10, 2017.


Center Stage Theatre Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor The Teen Musical Theatre Workshop that takes place annually at Center Stage Theatre.

Treasured Time
$250 to sponsor the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on November 16, 2017.

Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor the Junior Achievement (JA) Job Shadow Event at Griffin Hospital on November 17, 2017.

Derby Historical Society
$850 to sponsor the Derby Historical Society's 27th Annual Fundraising Appeal at the La Sala Banquet Hall on November 20, 2017.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley
$2,500 to sponsor the 16th Annual Commodore Hull Road Race in Derby and Shelton on November 23, 2017.

Seymour Christmas Parade Association
$1,000 to sponsor the Seymour Christmas Parade on November 26, 2017.


Seymour Pink
$2,500 to sponsor Pounding the Pavement for Pink, 5K run/walk. The 6th Annual 5K will be held on River Street and surrounding streets in Seymour on October 7, 2017.

Ansonia Rotary Club
$300 to sponsor its annual Civic Awards dinner at the Ansonia High School Cafetorium on October 7, 2017.

Griffin Hospital
$1,000 to sponsor The 2017 Griffin Gala at Aria in Prospect on October 13, 2017.

Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center (FANCI)
$500 to sponsor Autumn Fest at the Ansonia Nature Center on October 21, 2017.

United Methodist Homes
$500 to sponsor an Enchanted Trick or Treat Trail and fall activities at Wesley Village in Sheltonon October 29, 2017.


Area Congregations Together, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor Food Trucks in the Valley at the Shelton River Walk on September 14, 2017.

Pumpkin Festival Association
$250 to sponsor a family friendly food and arts and crafts festival celebrating its 52nd year at French Memorial Park in Seymour on September 17, 2017.

Jane Doe No More
$250 to sponsor Who's Your Caddy? Women's Golf Tournament at the Chippanee Country Club in Bristol on September 18, 2017.

Shelton Exchange Club Foundation, Inc.
$250 to sponsor the annual golf tournament in honor of James A. Goodman at the Harry B. Brownson Country Club in Shelton on September 25, 2017.

North Star
$2,000 to sponsor a Holiday Party to be held at the Ansonia Armory for families of children with special needs.


The Liberian Community Association of Connecticut
$250 to sponsor a marathon and sporting activities at Ansonia Nature Center as well as a dinner dance at 130 Father Salami Drive, Ansonia on August 5, 2017.

TEAM, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor RunWay For Meals Intergenerational Fashion Show & Luncheon to benefit TEAM Meals on Wheels Program at Assumption Church Hall in Ansonia on August 26, 2017.


No sponsored events for this month.


The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund
1,000 to sponsor the Soupstock Music & Arts Festival at Veterans Memorial Park in Shelton on June 24 - June 25, 2017 .


Seymour High School Post Prom Committee (P.A.R.T.Y.)
$750 to sponsor the post prom at the Sports Center in Shelton on May 6, 2017.

Oxford Land Trust, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor the Run the Rock/Hike the Hill, a 5K trail run and guided hikes at Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary (RHS) in Oxford on May 7, 2017.

Derby High School PTO
$750 to sponsor the Derby High School Post Prom at Sports Center CT on May 12 - May 13, 2017.

Seymour High School
$1,000 to sponsor programs that create awareness about the responsibility of driving & the consequences that can occur when mixing drugs/alcohol or distractions with operating a vehicle at Seymour High School during the week of May 15, 2017.

Ansonia High School
$750 to sponsor a Post Prom event for students of Ansonia High School at the Launch Indoor Trampoline Park located in Milford on May 19, 2017.

Treasured Time
$500 to sponsor the fourth Extra Innings Softball Marathon on May 20 - May 21, 2017.

Irving School
$1,000 to sponsor an interactive wildlife show as part of a schoolwide field day program at Irving School on May 31, 2017.


$1,000 to sponsor the annual Community Champions and annual educational workshop at Grassy Hill Country Club on April 27, 2017.

Ansonia Public Schools
$1,000 to sponsor the Valley Shakespeare Festival performance of "The Comedy of Errors" to Ansonia Middle School students on April 28, 2017.

$250 to sponsor an Earth Day Celebration on April 29th, 2017.


Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor the 7th Annual JA High School Business Challenge at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield on March 10, 2017.

$1,000 to sponsor BHcare's 29th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCVDS) at AMF Lanes in Milford on March 11 2017.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor the CT NOFA Winter Conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on March 11-12, 2017.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
$500.00 to sponsor the Annual Scrabble Challenge at Hopkins School on March 30, 2017.


Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)
$1,000 to sponsor Control & Healthy Homes Program brochures to be sent home as "backpack stuffers" with elementary school students from NVHD's member communities. Feb-Mar 2017.


Shelton Historical Society, Inc.
$1,000 to sponsor the events that will be held at the Historical Society in 2017.