• Prevention
  • Access
  • Collaboration

We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.

What We Do

Medical Students, FCH Board Members and Program Partners

Our Mission

We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.

The Foundation for Community Health (FCH) is dedicated to creating livable healthy communities in our service area.  We work closely with our community stakeholders in employing a range of strategies to solve complex problems that impact health.  As a leader, catalyst and advocate, we endeavor to develop innovative and effective services that focus on access to high quality health-related services and prevention/health promotion activities.

FCH uses and funds a variety of strategies in order to maximize the impact of its work. These strategies include:

  • Bringing people together to foster collaborations in pursuit of comprehensive solutions
  • Improving the capacities of local non-profits and providers
  • Conducting and sharing research
  • Conducting communication activities & campaigns
  • Advocating for public policy change
  • Grantmaking

FCH is particularly interested in addressing the unique aspects involved in delivering healthcare in a rural area and which also emphasize:

  • Prevention and early intervention strategies
  • Increasing Access to quality services
  • Building effective Collaborations

Towns We Serve

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Our interactive map highlights the areas we serve with links to town, county and state sites and Census Bureau information.
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Grants Awarded

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For more information on FCH grantmaking, click here to search our grants by Program Area, County, State and/or Year. 

Covid-19 Virus

COVID - 19:  FCH Responds

Hear Nancy Heaton discuss FCH Rapid Response Grants with Marshall Miles of Robinhood Radio

As of 6/1/20 FCH Funded

  • D. M. Hunt Library
  • Loaves and Fishes Pantry
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Tri State Public Communications
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Fund
  • Community Health & Wellness of Torrington 
  • Health Pathfinder 
  • One Eleven Group 
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation 
  • Procurement of supplies for personal protection equipment
  • ABCLatino 
  • Expanded the FCH Prescription Assistance Fund to cover up to $350 monthly from $250
  • Comida de Vida Food Pantry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Amenia
  • Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center
  • The Equus Effect
  • NorthEast Millerton Library Tiny Food Pantry
  • Greenwood Counseling Referrals
  • Sharon Housing Authority

    PDF iconCOVID-19 Rapid response Grants as of June 1, 2020

Of Interest

Statement from Nancy Heaton, CEO

“We at the Foundation for Community Health join with those in mourning the inhumane death of George Floyd — the latest in a series of horrifying and unjust killings of black Americans at the hands... Learn More

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) Information Resources:

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