Acquired and refitted two vacant buildings in the town center.  

  • 6 Station Place (the former hardware store) was renovated and leased on terms that would enable the town to once again support a successful grocery and deli business, now called the Berkshire Country Store.

  • 2 Station Place (the old Corner Store) was completely overhauled to become the Norfolk Hub — a non-profit and community co-working space that also serves as Norfolk Foundation’s Office.  The portion of 2 Station Place that has been a hair salon for decades continues as the Norfolk Hair Station.

Strong supporter of the City Meadow project, which is converting an inaccessible and unattractive uncontrolled wetland in the heart of the town into an ecologically sound meadow park.  NF offered short-term funding and fundraising support for the City Meadow project.

Provided a number of modest grants to a range of town organizations:

  • Battell Arts Foundation - in support of 'Summer Children's Art Activities.'

  • Norfolk Historical Society - in support of project to digitize and make publicly accessible historic photographs which are part of NHS and exist currently as actual photographs or glass negatives, for example collection by photographer Marie Kendall.

  • Rails to Trails Committee - North Brook Trail - in support of costs of planning and permitting that will be needed to complete this section of trail. 

  • Norfolk Community Association - Station Place Beautification in support of additional downtown planters, a working Robertson Plaza fountain, a shade tree for the plaza, and the tools to maintain these various components

  • Norfolk Land Trust - Ells Crane Property - in support of an engineering study to assess feasibility of the project to create an ADA accessible trail in the Ells Crane property.

  • Church of Christ Congregational in support of on-going repair and restoration of stained glass windows in Battell Chapel.

  • Weekend in Norfolk - in support of funding required to promote and advertise, during years one through three of its operations of, this annual town event.

  • Church of Christ Congregational- continued support of the Arts & Nature programming with materials funding

Provided staff and logistical resources for Weekend in Norfolk. 

Partnered with the town in support of its recently completed Downtown Charrette process.

Funded an ongoing preplanning study for improvements to the Art Barn on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate.

Funded transitional support for the Yale Summer School of Art program.