To the Editor:

We did it! The Community Fund of Darien is proud to announce that thanks to our very generous donors, we surpassed our fundraising goal this year. We set an ambitious target of giving away more money in grants this year to fund critical needs in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk. In late May, we were significantly below our goal. We sent a rallying cry to our community and you all responded. We raised nearly $160,000 in the month of June! As a result, we will now be able to award close to $800,000 in grants and community initiatives this year. 

The Community Fund of Darien provides a critical safety net for our neighbors in need. This year we awarded grants to 27 nonprofits in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford, and led local initiatives, such as the Thriving Youth “06820” campaign and The Impact, a free crowdfunding website for lower Fairfield County nonprofits. We thank the over 850 individual and local business donors and 100 volunteers who contribute to make a difference in our community. For more information, please contact The Community Fund of Darien office at 203-655-8775 or visit the website at:

Carrie Bernier

Executive Director