When you give through the Valley Community Foundation your gift—and your legacy—lasts forever.

We offer

Local expertise

The Valley Community Foundation's staff and board members have experience and insight into the strengths, needs and history of the Valley. Our donors benefit from our staff and board's vision and deep local knowledge. Their expertise helps determine the areas of greatest need and where our grants can be most effective at a local level.


Fulfilling your charitable wishes is central to our mission of connecting private philanthropy to the long-term public good of the Valley. We follow sound stewardship practices to ensure that your legacy and interests will be honored today, tomorrow and forever.

Personalized attention

The Valley Community Foundation's professional staff will help you tailor your giving to fit your personal situation and your charitable goals. We can help you consider such factors as personal interest, tax-planning needs and family dynamics. We have the tools and resources to help you be as strategic, flexible and effective as possible, making your giving experience tremendously satisfying.

Power of endowment

Your gift benefits from being part of a larger whole. The Valley Community Foundation's funds are managed as part of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's diversified investment portfolio. These dollars are carefully invested for long-term growth.

Over time, as the endowment grows, so do your funds and your ability to award grants to worthy nonprofits and programs. By investing your charitable gift with the Valley Community Foundation, you are increasing the long-term impact of your gift.

Giving Options

Your ultimate goal: Your fund options:
Allow your gift to be flexible in its giving to address current and unforeseen needs Establish or donate to an Unrestricted Fund
Support or address a specific interest through several nonprofit organizations over time Establish or donate to a Preference Fund
Support specific organizations Establish or donate to a Designated Fund
Be actively involved in choosing the projects and nonprofits to support Establish or donate to a Donor Advised Fund
Support students through their education Establish or contribute to a Scholarship Fund

How can we help?

Sharon L. Closius

President and CEO


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How can we help?

David Rivera

Marketing and Communications Manager


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