2023 Grants and Donations Recipients

Through our fundraising efforts, primarily with our Christmas Tree sale and Annual golf outing, The Exchange Club of New Canaan Foundation was able to provide over $200,000 of grants and donations to local non-profits in our fiscal year. 

The following organizations received grants from the Exchange Club of New Canaan in 2023

Visit the recipients website via links below

Our grants support

Prevention of Child Abuse

  • Educated, Equipped and counseled parents to prevent child abuse and neglect in lower Fairfield county
  • Provide summer courses for a better chance scholars attending New Canaan High School
  • Buying and renovating a home in support men being treated for drug and alcohol addiction and returning the men to their families usefully whole
  • Renovating residence to help the hungry, homeless, and addicted
  • Pre-HS summer STEM classes as start of a college-preparatory education, academic and life skills to inner-city youths
  • Public Transportation in New Canaan for seniors and adults who are unable to drive.
  • Providing individuals and families with Emergency Assistance / utilities for food, clothes, layettes, and some emergency financial aid in lower Fairfield county
  • A Psychologist working with Children suffering from physical and sexual abuse.
  • Delivering of meals to seniors and the disabled in New Canaan
  • Effort to break the cycle Crime, Violence, and incarceration by providing client-centered intervention and support services
  • Assisting Refugees and immigrants with legal support and assistance finding jobs
  • Consulting Services for therapeutic services for children and adults with emotional, physical, developmental, and social needs
  • Service to help Child and adolescent recover from trauma and abuse

Community Services

  • The expansion of Family Drop-In services
  • Provide healthy food for students on weekends, and during the summer
  • Improving the parks in our community
  • Support the transportation needs of seniors be providing rides and delivering food
  • Provide skating lessons for underserved 6-8 year-olds from the area
  • Subsidize meals and costly items in high demand from the pantries, including diapers, feminine care products, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, and dish soap
  • 39th Year of the New Canaan Historical’ s Ice Cream Social
  • Youth programs and the library
  • Food services for men’s residential drug recovery program in Bridgeport
  • The TreeCycle program has occurred for the past three years and has grown each year, with the support of the Exchange Club
  • Support our Summer STEAM and Tennis program
  • Subsidize Meal On Wheels for needy individuals.
  • Support Services Programs, Peer to Peer Community-Based Support Groups for individuals involved in trauma events
  • Waveny LifeCare Network’s Red Balloon Bereavement Group for Children so children have the opportunity for emotional healing
  • Empowering Women is an evidenced based form of cognitive behavior therapy that combines the best of mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy

Youth Activities

  • Provide food and hygiene products in a discreet manner for children
  • Support Extra-Curricular, Summer Enrichment, Standards of Excellence, and College Preparedness Programs
  • Support needy Boy Scouts to attend summer camp
  • Support families in Bridgeport, CT, through free afterschool programs
  • Motivate under-resourced students in Stamford to connect to their full potential, leading to independence and productive citizenship
  • A Music projects designed so that students can take on increasingly challenging academic, artistic responsibilities and to foster a positive sense of self in addition to cultivate workforce readiness skills to prepare them for life after high school
  • A project created by a first grader who wanted to make sure that all children have the necessary supplies to start the school year
  • An after-school activity to address interacting with their peers, practicing social skills and exploring topics such as empathy, cooperation and friendship in a learning environment
  • Address addiction and mental health issues in our local community
  • Support academic and life skills programming
  • Student scholarships and to provide free >tickets to families and students for select theatrical performances during the year
  • Sponsored yearly college tours to various Historical Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU)


  • Funding a vehicle grant for veterans and flags and wreaths for memorial day and the holidays

Attached is a presentation that Donna Miller, Executive Director of the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center made to the Exchange Club on February 21, 2017

Here is a video with Pivot Ministries, one of our grant recipients