For the past 45 years, The Rockfall Foundation’s grant making has supported and promoted outstanding environmental programs delivered by non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities throughout the Lower Connecticut River Valley. The first grants awarded in 1972 provided a total of $5,000 to support four planting projects in Essex, Old Saybrook, and Chester. Since then, the generosity of our Members has helped us to fund 350 programs with awards totaling nearly half a million dollars.
To honor this important milestone, the Rockfall Foundation is undertaking a special campaign to raise $45,000 over two years for the Fostering Future Stewards fund. Donations to the fund will be used to provide multi-year grants to schools for kindergarten through 8th grade environmental education programs in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. Consecutive years of funding will allow educators to continue programs that introduce and sustain environmental literacy and the continuity of those programs will greatly benefit students.
A GIFT OF:
$1,500 can sustain a school program for an entire year
$750 provides for a semester of programming
$150 will fund a month of programming
You can increase your contribution by making a pledge now and spread payments of your gift over time – up to three years. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated and will have a lasting, positive impact in our community! Download a Pledge Form
*Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law and are recognized annually in the Foundation’s annual report.