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.

Smart Investment: Youth Leadership Development »

09.01.2015

Learn about the Valley organizations committed to grooming the next generation to be good leaders in business, government, education and our community.

Smart Investment: Collecting Community Knowledge »

06.04.2015

Ongoing data collection about quality of life issues will culminate in the Valley Community Index in 2016 , the most comprehensive wellbeing study yet to be published for the Valley

Smart Investment: Preserving Our Natural Resources »

03.04.2015

The Valley is filled with numerous conservation areas that provide opportunities for recreation and create a positive impact on our community.

Smart Investment: Economic Development »

01.04.2015

Local businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations are keeping the economic development of the Naugatuck Valley moving forward.

Smart Investment: A History of Giving Back to the Valley »

11.01.2014

Join us in drawing strength from a spirit of generosity and civic mindedness that has been part of the Valley's identity for generations.

Smart Investment: Preventative Healthcare »

09.04.2014

Valley residents are making informed decisions that help prevent long-term health conditions, thanks in part to educational campaigns by local health organizations.

Smart Investment: Access to Food »

07.01.2014

Businesses, individuals, and social service providers throughout the Valley ensure that no community members go hungry.

Smart Investment: Disaster Response »

06.04.2014

Valley donors are investing time and funding in disaster preparation

Smart Investment: Housing the Homeless »

01.15.2014

With the help from donors, VCF grants support resident services at Spooner House. A VCF grant also helped Spooner House move in 2008 into a bigger and better building to serve more clients.

Smart Investment: Senior Programs »

11.15.2013

The Valley offers multiple support programs for older residents.

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