A Fairfield County Community Foundation donor advised fund holder who receives philanthropic advisory services from Fairfield County Community Foundation staff provides $15,000 in challenge funding for an additional Family Services Worker
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) successfully met the requirements of a challenge grant offered by a Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) donor advised fund holder who receives philanthropic advisory services from Fairfield County Community Foundation staff. The terms of the $15,000 challenge grant required that Habitat CFC raise an additional $15,000 by April 15, 2012. The grant supports the salary of an additional worker in Habitat CFC’s family services department.
“Our donor is very supportive of the family services program and thought a challenge grant could be an incentive for other private funding. We have seen challenge grants really work well for nonprofits,” said Karen Brown Vice President of Programs at FCCF.
“We are grateful to FCCF and the donor advised fund holder for providing us with this opportunity, which helped us raise funds for this needed additional position and also helped us raise awareness of the importance of our family services department’s work,” Berzin said.
About Fairfield County Community Foundation
The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded $135 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit www.fccfoundation.org.