This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in iTunes), we talk to Lauren Patterson, president and CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation, about the organization’s newly launched Community Behavioral Health Fund.
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Lauren Patterson, president and CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation, about the need of human services and other organizations here amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the Community Foundation is doing to address those needs
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free weekly podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan Community Foundation President and CEO Lauren Patterson. During our conversation, we touch on the nonprofit organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:
The New Canaan Community Foundation currently has funding opportunities available for local nonprofit organizations. We want to ensure that potential partners know we are here, and listening to the interests and needs of our community.
For over 40 years, we’ve invested in programs, capital projects, and the operations and growth of critical local organizations. These organizations span arts & culture; health; human services; seniors & special needs; youth & education—they’re the lifeblood of our community, and we are so fortunate to invest and partner in their work.
We mobilize thoughtful grant investments, supported by many families across town, chipping in their charitable giving to have a greater impact together. Last year, our generous supporters helped us invest nearly $600,000 in local nonprofits. So that we can continue to strategically respond to local needs, we hope you’ll share our open funding opportunity with worthwhile nonprofit projects and start-up ideas.
September is “back to school” season, back to fall schedules and, for many, back to our community after a busy summer. On Thursday, September 5th, I hope to see hundreds in town back to the Community Addiction Awareness Vigil – the third annual event that has gathered an ever-growing group each year. Since its inception, I’ve witnessed a growing swell of support for the event and—more importantly—for each other. Expect to leave the event inspired, motivated, and proud of our community. There’s much work to be done to grow awareness, resources, and support for anyone facing a mental health or substance misuse challenge.