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Grace Farms Foundation
Grace Farms is a center for culture and collaboration in New Canaan, Connecticut. We bring together people across sectors to explore nature, arts, justice, community, and faith at the SANAA-designed River building on 80 acres of publicly accessible, preserved natural landscape.
Our humanitarian work to end modern slavery and foster more grace and peace in our local and global community includes leading the Design for Freedom movement to eliminate forced labor in the building materials supply chain.
We support not-for-profits, government agencies, and other partners by offering free access to space at Grace Farms, as well as provide food to local food equity partners including the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and Open Door Shelter. In addition to offering space grants and providing meals, we host local school groups and partner with community organizations on meaningful on-site programs, and more.
Grace Farms Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Grace Farms, comprised of the River building and surrounding nature preserve, was established with the idea that space communicates and can inspire people to collaborate for good. To realize this vision, Grace Farms Foundation set out to create a multipurpose building nestled into the existing habitat that would enable visitors to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith.
How We Work
Our nature, arts, justice, community, and faith initiatives intersect and inform one another at Grace Farms, which increases diverse perspectives and inclusive collaboration. Here, we are committed to address humanitarian issues together, including modern slavery, environmental sustainability, food insecurity, and disconnected communities. This unique approach often leads to unprecedented new outcomes.
We facilitate the stewardship of our natural world through restoration, exploration, and preservation, offering more than 30 weeks of multi-generational programming, and collaborating with other initiatives such as Justice, to protect endangered species and wildlife at a local and international level.
Arts demonstrates our integrative vision and dynamic interplay between people, architecture, and landscape, and develops and presents new, collaborative, site-responsive programming at the intersection of the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Our commitment to justice is based on the inherent right of liberty and equality for all. We leverage our law enforcement expertise, capacity building across local, national, and global justice systems, and our unique interdisciplinary approach, in order to disrupt modern slavery, gender-based violence, and environmental crimes.
We engage diverse audiences and also create proximities to people with different perspectives and humanitarian issues, with the goal of catalyzing new ways of thinking, partnerships, and actions that can lead toward sustained social impact
We offer opportunities for dialogue and reflection to explore the nature of flourishing and purposeful life through workshops with various faith leaders and educators engaging the world’s great traditions
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Programs including performances, discussions, nature education programs, recreational activities, tours, and more convene a variety of perspectives and provide platforms for activists and advocates to pursue new outcomes for some of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time.
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