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: Performing Arts in the Valley »


The performing arts have a vital impact on the quality of life in our Valley community.

Smart Investment: Youth Leadership Development »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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

Smart Investment: Preventative Healthcare »


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 »


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

Smart Investment: Disaster Response »


Valley donors are investing time and funding in disaster preparation

Smart Investment: Housing the Homeless »


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 »


The Valley offers multiple support programs for older residents.

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