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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.

Foundation Updates

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

May 31, 2014 - Community Connections – A Day of Shared Experiences.  The day included: a community service provider fair, a keynote speaker discussing community response to trauma, opportunities to hear from others who have been impacted by similar tragedies, breakfast, childcare, resources, art event, and more!  To view the keynote address given by Dr. Kevin Becker, please click here – Dr. Kevin Becker Keynote Address at 5/31/14 Community Connection Event

April 7, 2014 – The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. announces notice of funding availability and requests for proposals as outlined in this RFP – NSHCF RFP 4.2014.  The announcement addresses funding recommendations outlined in a recent report published by the Foundation (see below).

March 31, 2014 – The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. has released a report of findings from a public input process into the needs of the community resulting from the tragedy of 12/14/12.  The 2nd Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund used the findings to make decisions regarding the release of funds into the community.  To read the report please click 3.2014 Report of Public Input into SHSSF