The Valley Community Foundation works collaboratively with community leaders, donors, nonprofit partners and Valley residents to focus on the changing needs and opportunities in our region.
Below are stories about people's collaborative efforts to make the Valley a better place to live, work and play.
As needs quickly change and the community, like the rest of the country, has found itself in the midst of a global pandemic, The Valley has come together with compassion, creativity, and conviction.
Disaster planning and emergency preparedness in the Valley.
Complete count efforts are meant to encourage participation and demystify misconceptions. to make sure that everyone particpates.
The 2019 Valley Community Index uses data to create community impact in the Valley Region.
Explore how residents and visitors to the Valley can share experiences that strengthen the fabric of the Valley, deepen relationships and build community spirit.
In a time where cigarette smoking has generally declined, youth are turning to alternative nicotine delivery methods and are using e-cigarettes and vaping devices more so than ever before.
Throughout the Valley, civic engagement is learned young and practiced for a lifetime.
The Naugatuck Valley Health District helping kids in the Valley breathe easier.
Community support prepares Valley students for future success.
Learn more about how local nonprofits are supporting victims of sexual violence as the "Me Too" Movement picks up steam across the nation.
Learn more about the root causes of chronic absenteeism in the Valley and how it is being addressed.
Since the release of the 2016 Valley Community Index a year ago, Valley organizations are using its data to stay informed about the region's overall wellbeing.
Nonprofits, corporations and individuals tackle food insecurity in the Valley.
With the growing popularity of social media, learn how different nonprofits are using the various platforms to expand their reach digitally.
Explore one of the most widely used ways that people are connecting and staying informed in the Valley: hyperlocal online journalism.
Remediation, reclamation, and redevelopment could be considered the 3Rs of economic expansion in the Valley
In many cases, developing a competent and ready workforce takes a holistic approach
From special events and programs year-round to free Wi-Fi and digital technology resources, libraries in our region are about much more than books.
The performing arts have a vital impact on the quality of life in our Valley community.