is a collective giving circle that engages women of Fairfield County, Connecticut in local philanthropy on a deeper level. We unite women by together providing large, transformational grants to local non-profits. We strive to reach the underserved and improve the lives of those in our community.Learn about membership
Ready. Set. Shine! is an initiative of the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), which delivers educational programs and resources that elevate student, educator, and parent success by bridging the gap between needs in the Stamford Public Schools (SPS) and resources in the community.Read More
Ready. Set. Shine! will transform the lives of 150 Stamford children and their families who are disconnected from the SPS district by delivering quality preschool access for those who have not had a preschool experience, and by shepherding families through their transition into the SPS education system. The program links two of SPEF’s successful programs, Summer Start and Family Literacy Nights, to create a singular, more impactful initiative that engages both youth and parents. Through its six-week, half-day early education program for entering kindergarten students and bimonthly Family Engagement Workshops, Ready. Set. Shine! will serve needy families during their child’s critical kindergarten and first-grade school years.Hide this content
Supportive Housing Works’ (SHW) Vehicle for Change Program will transform the way homeless youth and young adults are identified and engaged so they can receive needed services to avert the catastrophic effects of homelessness.Read More
An outreach van will meet youth where they are and remove barriers to services such as transportation, limited phone access, shame in asking for help and navigating a complex system. Vehicle for Change seeks to reach and engage 200 homeless youth with age-appropriate interventions. The outreach van will implement strategies essential for engaging youth such as distribution of basic need/survival items including food, water, clothing, hygiene products etc.; education and prevention information on HIV testing, pregnancy testing, human trafficking hotlines; and improving access to all kinds of services through community-based appointments. By effectively engaging homeless youth and providing early interventions for unstably housed and homeless youth through the provision of trauma-informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate services, SHW will ensure that the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 in Fairfield County is accomplished.Hide this content
contribution of $1,000 will go to fund the transformational grants to local non-profits that will be awarded in May of the grant year. Impact Fairfield County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity.
Generation Impact is a collective giving circle of girls. Inspired by the thoughtful and powerful giving of Impact Fairfield County, this new program will introduce the next generation to the needs in our community, foster the spirit of philanthropy, and empower girls to work together to make an impact in Fairfield County, CT.