With a Preference Fund, gifts address a broad range of local needs - including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. VCF evaluates all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more.

The flexibility of a preference fund enables the Valley Community Foundation's program experts to respond to the community's most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

Harvey and Gerry Eckhardt Fund for the Seymour Oxford Food Bank »


Est. 2019 by Harvey and Gerry Eckhardt

D'Addario Family Fund for the Benefit of Griffin Hospital »


Est. 2019 as a designated fund by Mary and Thomas D'Addario to benefit Griffin Hospital.

Henry Shelton Wells and Edith Birdseye Wells Family Fund »


Est. 2017 by Thomas and Royal Wells on behalf of their other siblings.

Shelton Congregational Church Endowment Fund »


Est. 2012 as a preference fund to continue the legacy of service of the Shelton Congregational Church.

Herb Rollinson Fund »


Est. 2008 as a preference fund by Linda Rollinson Vincent in memory of her father to aid Valley youth to attend summer camp.

Angelina and Valentina Vitali Fund »


Est. 2008 as a preference fund by the estate of Valentina V. Vitali to be used for education, health and local charitable needs as may arise for people of the lower Naugatuck Valley.

The Future Fund »


Est. 2006 as a preference fund by Arthur H. Bogen to support projects that help in the restoration and preservation of the environment and/or to help people who have suffered childhood trauma to restore their sense of self.

Selma L. and Harold B. Yudkin Fund »


Est. 2006 as a preference fund for the benefit of Derby and neighboring Valley communities by Selma L. Yudkin in honor and memory of her husband, Harold B. Yudkin.

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