PO Box 1341, South Windsor, CT 06074

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The South Windsor Community Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in South Windsor
for all residents of all ages by furthering the development of community based programs and projects.
Programs & Partners
Rays of Hope
SW Public Education Fund
Fiduciary Partners
Derek Denfeld Memorial Play Structure
  Friends of South Windsor Senior Center
  Friends of SW Swimming
Operation Graduation
  South Windsor Voices
  SW Walk and Wheel Ways
SWHS Girls Golf
 About the Foundation
Our Mission Statement
The South Windsor Community Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in South Windsor for all residents of all ages by furthering the development of community based programs and projects.
Foundation Programs

Rays of Hope Fund: This fund annually makes grants to South Windsor organizations for projects and programs in the areas of social services, arts, recreation and other community activities. Over the years over $60,000 has been distributed from the generous contributions of individuals and businesses.

The South Windsor Public Education Fund operates under the South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. It is governed by its own board of directors. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to support projects and programs for the South Windsor Public Schools which are not funded in their budget. These enhance the learning experience and encourage creativity and innovation both for students and teachers at all levels and all grades. Grant applications are solicited from teachers and administrators of South Windsor public schools. The Fund engages in fundraising with their signature event being the Longest Dinner Table which is held every other year. They also conduct a Run for Education and an annual appeal for contributions from individuals and businesses.

Fiduciary Services: The South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. continues to maintain the fiduciary responsibilities for the following programs and projects:

  • Ladies Pro Golfers Association (LPGA) USGA South Windsor Girls Golf Team – Established September 2007 - Promote the sport of golf to young women
  • South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways – Established May 2009 - Vision for SW to be a walking and bicycling friendly community in which residents and visitors will enjoy safe walking & bicycling for recreation and transportation.
  • South Windsor Operation Graduation – Established January 2008 – Provide a safe, alcohol and substance free all night celebration for South Windsor High School graduates
  • South Windsor Voices – Established April 2010 – Publish Anthology of Poems made up by South Windsor Residents
  • South Windsor Food Alliance
  • South Windsor Veterans Memorial - A fund to build a memorial Wall at Veterans Memorial Park to honor all South Windsor veterans.
  • SW Wrestling Booster Association – Established January 2008 -Provide training for wrestlers beginning at a young age and will be used to support high school team for uniforms, training and safety equipment and travel funds.
Completed Projects
  • Rotary Field Improvements – Established January 2008 - Provide an indoor area for local sports recreation and public school teams where they can practice year round and support other field improvements
  • Friends of Swimming – Established January 2010 – Financial support to establish a Bobcat Swim Team at South Windsor High School. ï‚· My Friends Place play Ground at Nevers Road Park ï‚· South Windsor Ropes Course Contributions can be made to the Foundation by mailing a check to PO Box 1341, South Windsor CT 06074 or going to our web site and making a contribution through Pay Pal. You can specify where you would like your funds to go or they will be distributed through our Rays of Hope Fund.
About The Foundation

The South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. was founded by a dedicated group of prominent leaders in South Windsor who saw a need for a locally owned and controlled community foundation.

The Founders started the Foundation in November 2003 and became an official 501(c)(3) organization June 2004. The South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. is excited about connecting with our community and offering a full line of service to civic and non-profit organizations.

The purpose of the South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. is to operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes and make distribution to organizations that qualify as exempt under Section 501(c)(3). Our sources of financial support are donations from individuals and the business community, endowments-estates, fundraisers conducted in the community, contributions from civic organizations, grants from corporations, grants from other foundations, public funding/municipal grants.

The Foundation seeks to work with social services, education, arts, recreation and other community organizations. We endeavor to serve the entire community and be a central vehicle for financial contributions to our local community here in South Windsor.

Board and Officers


President - Janice Snyder
V. President - Cile Decker
Secretary - Roy Normen
Treasurer - Michael Blezard

Board of Directors

Alexander, Ralph
Andrusis, Scott
Anwar, Dr. Saud
Favreau, Ray (Honorary)
McCann, Kevin
Mundo, Michael
Streeter, Linc
Wood, Joseph
Zimmerman, Craig
Dr. Kate Carter - Superintendent of Schools (ex-officio)
Mr. Matthew Galligan - Town Manager (ex-officio)

Co-Founder - Cary Prague 1956 to 2014