The Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. (CHNCT Foundation) was founded in 2003 as a public, charitable organization concerned with the health of Connecticut residents. Our mission is to advance, support, and promote programs and activities that fundamentally improve the health status of the people of Connecticut.


CHNCT Foundation envisions a state where all people have the ability to live healthy lives. We partner with health centers and community organizations that help us develop programs that will produce solutions for Connecticut’s health problems. CHNCT Foundation programs include:  

Cooking Matters®

Share Our Strength is a national program with a goal of ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.


KHAIR (pronounced “care”) is a program aimed to increase self-esteem in at-risk youth by pairing them with a hairstylist/barber who provides complimentary hair services. In addition, participants also attend life skill workshops to help bolster their self-esteem.

CHNCT Foundation administers a vibrant series of special events to raise awareness and funds critical to our programs. These events offer unique opportunities for new and existing partners to connect with the mission of the foundation.

Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation Golf Classic

CHNCT Foundation holds their annual golf classic at New England’s number one golf destination—Lake of Isles at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Your donations to the Community Health Network of CT Foundation, Inc. will help Connecticut become a healthier state. The CHNCT Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization supporting programs and activities that fundamentally improve the health status of the people of Connecticut. All donations are 100% tax deductible under U.S. law.

You can also volunteer at the CHNCT Foundation. If you are a student planning an internship in a not-for-profit organization, or a member of a student volunteer association, we would love to hear from you.

At the CHNCT Foundation, we always like to keep you up to date on our activities throughout the year. Therefore, we have posted our press releases, newsletters, and annual reports online for you to read at your convenience.

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When you partner with CHNCT Foundation, you align your brand with an organization that supports children and families across the state of Connecticut. Your involvement will have a direct, tangible and immediate impact on children, families and the communities that we serve.

Our development staff works one-on-one with our corporate supporters to develop a customized partnership plan to fulfill their corporate social responsibility goals.

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