Established with purpose
Grace Farms is a humanitarian and cultural center serving local and global communities
It is a place for meaningful interaction where people of all ages, experiences and interests come to collaborate for good and pursue peace within Grace Farm’s 80 acres.
Sharon Prince, CEO and Founder, envisioned that intentionally-designed space could communicate a set of values and advance good in the world for years to come. Pritzker Prize-winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, of the Japanese firm SANAA, embodied this vision into the design of the River building and barns, creating a site with social and spiritual potential.
The result is a hopeful environment where grace and peace take shape.
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
PPE sourced and donated to 55 organizations and 27 towns across Connecticut and New York.
architecture students became a part of the Design for Freedom movement through presentations at more than a dozen colleges and universities nationwide.
pounds of nutritious meals and pantry staples distributed to 67,897 individuals through our Food Relief program
weekly viewers with the News 12 series, Road Trip: Close to Home
local collaborators linked arms to present The Start of Change: Addressing Racism, a series addressing racism in our community
leaders collaborated to promote awareness and training on the topics of forced labor, trafficking in persons and wildlife, and gender-based violence
Public programs including performances, lectures, community dinners, recreational activities, and tours inspire visitors to experience content from a variety of perspectives, while connecting with one another and exploring our architecture and landscape. Intentionally designed to welcome individuals at every stage of engagement, these programs also provide platforms for activists and advocates to pursue new outcomes for some of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time.