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Intro


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Intro


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Who We Are


Who We Are


 

MISSION STATEMENT

THE NORFOLK FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO CONTRIBUTING TO THE VITALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE TOWN OF NORFOLK, CONNECTICUT, PARTICULARLY IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE TOWN’S NATURAL SETTING AND MULTIPLE ARTISTIC, AND CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS.

 
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What We Do


WHAT WE DO

 

What We Do


WHAT WE DO

 

 

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

NORFOLK FOUNDATION BELIEVES EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY SHOULD BE A DEEPLY COLLABORATIVE ENTERPRISE IN WHICH DONORS AND GRANTEES JOINTLY LEVERAGE THEIR RESOURCES, SKILLS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF COMMON GOALS. WE EXPECT ALL PROJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE WE ENGAGE IN FOR OURSELVES, TO DEMONSTRATE SUSTAINABILITY BEYOND THE TERMS OF OUR SUPPORT. TO THIS END, WE:

 

  • PREFER WHEREVER POSSIBLE TO PARTNER WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN WAYS THAT ALSO STRENGTHEN OUR PARTNERS;
  • PROVIDE FUNDS ONLY FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS AND NOT GENERAL ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT;
  • WILL CONSIDER WELL THOUGHT OUT APPLICATIONS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN ORGANIZATION’S CAPACITY IN WAYS THAT WOULD ADVANCE ITS, AND OUR, MISSION;
  • WILL SEEK OUT GRANT OR OTHER SUPPORT OURSELVES WHERE APPROPRIATE; 

WHO DO WE WORK FOR?

THE TOWN OF NORFOLK IS A COMPLEX COMMUNITY OF OLD FAMILIES AND NEW INCOMERS, YEAR-ROUND RESIDENTS AND SUMMER PEOPLE, AT ONCE COSMOPOLITAN AND WHOLLY REMOVED FROM THE PACE AND RHYTHM OF THE CITY; IT IS A PLACE OF EXTRAORDINARY NATURAL BEAUTY, OF HILLS AND LAKES, OF OLD FORESTS WORKED OVER, CUT DOWN, RENEWED; IT IS A HISTORY DISTINGUISHED BY ITS ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND MUSICIANS.  NF WORKS FOR ALL THIS—FOR A NORFOLK THAT BECOMES EVER MORE VITALLY, FULLY, AND SUSTAINABLY ITSELF.

 
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WHAT WE HAVE DONE


WHAT WE HAVE DONE

RECENT GRANTS  OTHER ACTIVITIES

WHAT WE HAVE DONE


WHAT WE HAVE DONE

RECENT GRANTS  OTHER ACTIVITIES

 
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WEEKEND IN NORFOLK

NORFOLK FOUNDATION WAS PROUD TO BE PART OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 1ST ANNUAL WEEKEND IN NORFOLK IN AUGUST 2016.  RYAN CRAIG WAS ON HAND THROUGHOUT TO WELCOME VISITORS AND RESIDENTS TO A PREVIEW OF THE BERKSHIRE COUNTRY STORE, WHICH SINCE OPENED ON JANUARY 4, 2017, IN THE FOUNDATION’S BUILDING AT 6 STATION PLACE, AND SCHUYLER THOMPSON BROUGHT HIS CANOE BUILDING OPERATION INTO TOWN FOR THE WEEKEND AT 2 STATION PLACE, ALSO ACQUIRED BY THE FOUNDATION AND SOON TO BE REMODELED INTO A CO-WORKING SPACE SHARED BY A RANGE OF NORFOLK’S NONPROFITS.

 

NORFOLK HUB - 2 STATION PLACE

 

NORFOLK FOUNDATION WILL USE MOST OF 2 STATION PLACE – THE FORMER NORFOLK CORNER STORE – FOR THE ORGANIZATION'S MAIN OFFICE AS WELL AS FOR A CO-WORKING AND EXHIBITION SPACE FOR THE TOWN'S NONPROFITS. THESE DESIGNS GIVE SOME INDICATION OF HOW THE SPACE MIGHT BE TRANSFORMED BY SOME LIGHT EXTERIOR REMODELING AND THE CREATION OF AN OPEN AND FLEXIBLE SPACE WITHIN.

 
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Looking Forward


Looking Forward


 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FORWARD TO?

WE LOOK FORWARD TO A TOWN THAT REACHES FROM TOWN HALL TO THE MUSIC SHED, FROM THE VILLAGE GREEN TO THE FOOT OF A LIVELY CITY MEADOW;  TO A TOWN WHOSE THRIVING PEDESTRIAN RETAIL CENTER OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO YEAR-ROUND RECREATIONAL TRAILS IN ALL DIRECTIONS; AND TO A TOWN THAT IS KNOWN ABOVE ALL FOR THE RICHNESS OF ITS ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL LIFE.