In March 2018, The Canaan Foundation distributed $30,000 in grants to 26 local organizations that serve the North Canaan community.  Awards supported core community services such as the volunteer fire department, ambulance service, Douglas Library and Town Social Services office. Grants also supported youth programs, services to the elderly, Canaan beautification efforts and many other worthy endeavors that directly helped our residents.  

Since its creation in 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than $340,000 in grants, all made possible by the generous support of individual and business donors. Your support is the essential element in our ability to respond with dollars to the vital organizations applying for Foundation grants.  The Canaan Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.