The Darien Foundation was established in 2007. The Darien Foundation is the result of the expanded mission of the Darien Technology Foundation (founded in 1998). This expanded mission allows the Foundation to fund community capital projects in addition to increasing the financial resources for technology in the Darien community. The Darien Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to Darien Emergency Services, Darien Public Schools,  and community non-profit organizations.