Our Work

1. Development

Raising private funds and investing them wisely

Growing our endowment through charitable funds and transforming donations

2. Grantmaking

Using donor generosity to invest in the community

Fueling progress through trusted partnerships with nonprofits

3. Leadership

Bringing the community together

Uniting in purpose to address key issues and evolving needs


Fundraising For Impact

Trusted fiduciary focused on making a positive impact now and in the future.

See Impact Reports

70 Funds

70 charitable funds established by neighbors and friends

$1.5 Million

$1.5 million invested in the Guilford Community since 2010

$6.5 Million

$6.5 million comprise our endowment, enabling giving in perpetuity


Investing  In Our Community

Annual Grants

Our annual grant program is the primary funding opportunity for our nonprofit partners. In 2023, TGF distributed $109,000 to 28 organizations delivering programming and services aligned with our focus areas of mental, basic need and strengthening our community.

Sponsorship Awards

This year, The Guilford Foundation and GSB partnered to give $30,000 sponsorship awards to 22 community-serving organizations. The money is used for events to build awareness or fundraise.


In 2023, The Guilford Foundation gave $57,875 in scholarships to to 24 Guilford High School and 2 New Haven Sound School seniors to help with college expenses. The awards are sourced from named charitable funds established with TGF.

Community Leadership

Driving Positive  Change

Our role is to convene community leaders to address needs and issues, promoting diversity, knowledge sharing, community building and encouraging regional action and investment.


Youth Advisory Group

Empowering Youth Philanthropy

The Guilford Foundation Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a partnership between the Foundation and the Guilford High School (GHS) Interact Club to promote youth philanthropy and community involvement.



Charitable  Funds

For Impactful Grants

We fulfill our Mission by building and managing permanent Charitable Funds (in the aggregate, these comprise our endowment) and by utilizing these resources to make meaningful grants to area non-profit organizations.

Community Partners

Partners That Enrich  Our  Community

Partners are essential to our mission of making a positive impact in the community. Together, we leverage our strengths to create a better future for all.

Online Grant Center