The Branford Community Foundation, founded in 1980, is a public, nonprofit, tax exempt, charitable trust. It provides an administrative, philanthropic service -a means by which public-spirited citizens may make gifts or bequests, the income from which is distributed for educational, cultural, health, social and civic needs.
THE BRANFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
was founded in 2004 with a mission to foster excellence in public education by funding programs that enhance the capabilities of all of Branford's public schools. Inspired by the potential for excellence in our students and teachers, the Foundation raises private dollars for programs that would normally not be funded by the Board of Education's budget. Guided by a directive to supplement - not supplant - the present system of funding public education, we seek support for programs that the Superintendent of Schools has approved, and for which we believe donor support is available.
The Society sponsors the Branford Folk Coffeehouse, a monthly folk music concert series, September through May, at the First Congregational Church, on the green in Branford, Connecticut.
The group also holds monthly "house hoots" at members' homes, open to all for informal singing and playing, and produces a monthly newsletter with schedules and information on concerts and folk performers in Connecticut and the region.
Medical Adult Day Center providing respite to families and caregivers. Their Mission is to restore, maintain or improve their clients abilities and enhance their quality of life by providing a home-like setting that encourages independence and friendship.
The Shoreline Arts Alliance is a premier source of cultural events and competitions for people of all ages. The organization cultivates artistic activity of the highest caliber in the central Shoreline region of Connecticut by presenting performances by local, national and international artists; by sponsoring comptetitions and other activities to encoourage and educate artists and arts participants of all ages; by assisting affiliated arts organizations; and by helping to build the infrastructure of the arts on the Shoreline.
The Women & Family Life (W&FL) Center serves women and their families who are either facing an acute crisis or merely want to improve the quality of their life. W&FL operates on a simple concept: it is a place for individuals on the shoreline to access support, education, information, and referrals.