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We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.


Grantee Profile: Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a two-year coeducational institution, one of twelve community colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.  ... Learn More

Grant/Program Profile: Northwestern Connecticut Community College NCCC - Nursing Program

In 2010, then president Dr. Barbara Douglass led a fundraising campaign to support the development of an associate degree nursing program at Northwestern. The Foundation for Community Health (FCH... Learn More

Listen to the August 4, 2021 recorded interview of Constance Hotchkiss, Division Director Nursing, Allied Health & Veterinary Technology at Northwestern CT Community College, talking about the nursing program at the College and the Foundation for Community Health with Marshall Miles on Robin Hood Radio.


Towns We Serve

Community Map

Our community map highlights the areas we serve with links to town, county and state sites and Census Bureau information.
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Grants Awarded

Search Past Grants

For more information on FCH grantmaking, click here to search our grants by Program Area, County, State and/or Year. 

FCH partners with two affordable housing initiatives. Towards the end of 2021, FCH invested $160,000 to support two affordable housing efforts: Hudson River Housing’s work with the Tri-Town Coalition; and the Housing Collective’s recently launched Litchfield County Center for Housing Opportunity.

Through their partnership with FCH, both initiatives recently awarded mini-grants to support affordable housing community engagement efforts.  Learn more here.

Listen to the Robin Hood Radio series of interviews with FCH's CEO, Nancy L. Heaton, the Board of Directors, Chair,  Mimi Tannen, and a sampling of FCH grantees. 
To access the Robin Hood Radio "On Demand" site click here.



Apply to FCH’s Capacity Building Grant Program

Apply to FCH's Capacity Building Program.  The purpose of this program is to support the organizational health of nonprofits.  Applications are due by September 30.  For applications and more... Learn More

Foundation for Community Health CEO, Nancy Heaton Appointed to Certificates of Need Task Force by Governor Lamont

Nancy Heaton, the CEO of Foundation for Community Health, has been appointed to the newly established Governor’s Certificates of Need Task Force. 

The... Learn More