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The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is devoted 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 an overview of the Foundation at a glace please click here – NSHCF one sheet

Foundation News & Updates

December 3, 2015. The Foundation was a proud sponsor of the 2015 Love Wins Mental Health Conference held on December 3 with Dr. Bruce Perry.  For more information visit

June 11, 2015 – A free community symposium on treatment options & resources for children and adults. For details please click here June 11 event flyer

April 8, 2015 – The Foundation releases the findings from the 2nd community-wide survey. To view and download the full report please click here 2015 Community Assessment Report

March 4, 2015The Foundation today announced updates regarding the long-term plan of the Foundation as well as recent changes to the board of directors and distribution committee membership.  For more information please click here NSHCF PressRelease 3-4-2015

January 21, 2015 – The Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund announces their second community assessment survey. Members of the Newtown community are asked to take 10 minutes before February 6th to fill out this survey ( so that your voice can be heard and the Committee can get as accurate a picture as possible of the needs and feelings in the community. The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous.

December 1, 2014 – The Foundation announces a second round of funding availability and requests for proposals as outlined in this RFP (request for proposals) NSHCF RFP 11 2014.  Grant applications are due on December 19, 2014.

August 26, 2014 – The Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Wheeler Clinic to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for every teacher in Newtown. If you are interested in being trained & certified in either Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid please click here to learn more – Mental Health First Aid

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