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The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is devoted to furthering and supporting operations and activities which address the short-term and long-term unmet needs of individuals and the Newtown community arising from the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Community Events


Foundation News & Updates

January 21, 2015 - The Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund announces their second community assessment survey. Members of the Newtown community are asked to take 10 minutes before February 6th to fill out this survey ( so that your voice can be heard and the Committee can get as accurate a picture as possible of the needs and feelings in the community. The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous.

December 1, 2014 – The Foundation announces a second round of funding availability and requests for proposals as outlined in this RFP (request for proposals) NSHCF RFP 11 2014.  Grant applications are due on December 19, 2014.

August 26, 2014 – The Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Wheeler Clinic to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for every teacher in Newtown. If you are interested in being trained & certified in either Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid please click here to learn more – Mental Health First Aid

July 3, 2014 – On June 16, 2014 the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. took over the administrative oversight of the Collaborative Recovery Fund, formerly overseen by the United Way of Western CT.  Click here for a press released issued jointly by the Collaborative Recovery Fund partners – Collaborative Recovery Fund partners issue update

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