The goal of the Community Initiative is to provide a warm, welcoming environment that fosters meaningful community among people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and interests, from a range of local and international areas. To realize this vision, Grace Farms Foundation provides Grace Farms as a gift of open space to the local and greater community, offers a diverse range of self-directed recreational and social activities, and partners with not-for-profits to collaborate for good.
Meaningful community is a fundamental necessity of life. We are hoping to create a 'type B' experience in our 'type A' world.
—Sharon Prince, Grace Farms Foundation President
Communities Activated Through Space Grants
Grace Farms Foundation awards 14 national & 33 state and local organizations
Grace Farms aims to be a welcoming place for all. We prioritize accommodating special needs, and all of the River building’s facilities are fully handicap accessible. If you have a specific question or accessibility request, please contact our staff and we would be happy to help.
Community Partner: Arts For Healing
Community Partner: Full Court Peace
Recreation: Cross-Country Skiing
with Olympian Leslie Krichko
Recreation: At The Pond
Bulb Planting in the Paddocks
The Community Garden is a sustainability project for staff, volunteers, and community members. Twenty raised beds are home to a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, and plants, mostly grown from seed. The vegetables, fruits, and herbs, scheduled to provide usable produce from May through October, are used in our Commons and donated to the community.
Grace Farms is designed to support and build community through programmatic spaces and initiatives, from communal dining areas to athletic fields. We are thankful to our local New Canaan partners who help us collaborate for good.