Ages In Our Community
The projects we have funded benefit Darien residents of all ages. With your support, we will continue Building a Better Darien, together.
Grants awarded in the last 5 years. Grants that span multiple categories are counted in each category’s total amount.
The Darien Nature Center
New England Pond and Forest Habitat
Aiming to modernize and expand their beloved turtle tank exhibit, The Nature Center applied for a grant from The Darien Foundation. Members from both organizations teamed to research and implement the best solution.
This partnership resulted in a permanent interactive exhibit for native turtle species, both aquatic and land-dwelling. The ecosystem reflects their natural habitat, offers more comfort, and provides a far more educational and impactful visitor experience.
“Not only did The Darien Foundation provide generous funding, but we were able to team with them to strategize on how to make this the best exhibit for the turtles and for the children who love to visit. This collaboration really added value to the final outcome.“
— Leila Wetmore, Executive Director, The Darien Nature Center