Foundations in Education relies on the extraordinary generosity of our donors to make our programs possible and the promise of a Catholic education a reality for families across Fairfield County.  There are many ways to give and we invite you to join with us to support our 19 Catholic elementary schools on 22 campuses, our nearly 5,000 elementary school students and the hundreds of faculty and administrators committed to our students’ academic, social, and moral development.  Thank you for your consideration.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at or call 203.416.1405.

Annual Giving Program

Donations to Annual Giving support Foundations in Education and our program areas including student scholarship and faculty development in innovation and leadership.

  • General Support
  • Bishop Scholarship Fund
  • Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Innovation and Leadership Grant Support
  • Special Projects


Innovation in a classroom can happen when an educator asks how he or she can make learning real, relevant, interesting, student-centered and personalized. It is about using technology and other personalized learning techniques to empower students to become lifelong learners.  Innovation can usher in new ways of learning, not yet imagined.

Foundations in Education is promoting Innovation in the classroom through a competitive grant process where we invite teachers to incorporate innovative teaching in their approach to high quality instruction.


An excellent Catholic education is made possible by the very best faith-filled teachers and school principals. This form of education is transformational and hard work. We must work diligently to ensure that talented, faith-filled teachers and school principals have the support, tools and training they need to meet the challenges of their work and ministry.

Foundations in Education is encouraging leadership development through a competitive grant process so encourage professional development in leadership programs that support faculty and administrators and that will help recruit and develop the next generation of vibrant and transformational leaders that Catholic schools need and our Catholic school students deserve.