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
Join us for a special meal with friends and neighbors on the third Friday of every month.
Family and Youth Basketball at the Court
Tuesday & Sunday; 3 pm-6 pm
Saturday; 10 am-1 pm
Teen Pick-Up Basketball at the Court
Tuesday-Saturday; 3 pm-6 pm
Exploring the grounds of Grace Farms
A Week at Grace Farms
Children and Families
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 Person-to-Person in Norwalk.
Communities Activated Through Space Grants
Grace Farms Foundation is grateful to partner with more than 50 not-for-profit organizations and looks forward to supporting their good work.
Discover what space grants look like at Grace Farms
Prioritizing Special Needs
Bulb Planting in the Paddocks
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.
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.