Helping All
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.

Young Children

$730,500

Youth

$986,833

Families

$956,833

Adults

$533,500

Seniors

$580,200

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

$50,000

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

Young Children

$730,500

Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust
DCA Bird Sanctuary
Darien Historical Society
Darien Little League
Darien Nature Center

Darien Police Department
Darien Public Schools
EMS Post 53
Mather Homestead

Grants awarded in the last 5 years.

Youth

$986,833

Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust
Coed Scout STEM Venture Unit 353
DAF Media
DCA Bird Sanctuary
Darien Historical Society
Darien Lights Brigade
Darien Little League

Darien Nature Center

Darien Police Department
Darien Public Schools
The Depot
EMS Post 53
Mather Homestead
Person-to-Person

Grants awarded in the last 5 years.

Families

$956,833

Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust
DAF Media
DCA Bird Sanctuary
Darien Historical Society
Darien Lights Brigade
Darien Little League
Darien Nature Center

Darien Police Department
Darien Public Schools
The Depot
EMS Post 53
Mather Homestead
Person-to-Person 

Grants awarded in the last 5 years.

Adults

$533,500

DAF Media
DCA Bird Sanctuary
Darien Historical Society
Darien Lights Brigade
Darien Police Department

Darien TV 79
EMS Post 53
Mather Homestead
Person-to-Person

Grants awarded in the last 5 years.

Seniors

$580,200

At Home in Darien
DAF Media
DCA Bird Sanctuary
Darien Historical Society
Darien Lights Brigade

Darien Police Department
Darien TV 79
EMS Post 53
Mather Homestead
Person-to-Person

Grants awarded in the last 5 years.