The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. was formed in February 2013 at the request of the United Way of Western CT and the Newtown Savings Bank to receive the Sandy Hook School Support Fund (SHSS) dollars and develop a locally controlled and separate organization to be responsible for how the monies ultimately would be distributed. A Transition Team of community members created the organizational documents for the Foundation after consulting with national experts and conducting research on what other communities faced following mass tragedies.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to devote itself to furthering and supporting operations and activities which address the short-term and long-term unmet needs of individuals and the Newtown community arising from the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. For further information about the Foundation, its history, or present status please visit our website at www.nshcf.org or contact Executive Director, Jennifer Barahona at 203-460-0687 firstname.lastname@example.org.