Kent Community Fund
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Kent Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to help individuals in Kent, Connecticut meet emergency needs and to support community charitable programs serving the citizens of Kent.
As a result of the Kent Nursing Association’s merger with KCF in 2018, our mission has expanded to include assistance with health and wellness services, through RVNAhealth, VNA & Hospice of Litchfield County and other local Visiting Nurse Associations.
Through confidential emergency grants made via the Town of Kent's Social Services Department, KCF provides a vehicle for Kent residents to offer a helping hand to neighbors facing economic pressures due to illness, job loss or catastrophic events such as fires or accidents.
Support for children, families and elders is a priority.
More than 690 grants totaling over $510,000 have been awarded since 2006.
KCF is a totally volunteer operation with no paid staff and modest overhead expenses.
" The Kent Community Fund continues to support Kent residents who are struggling financially. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of everyone in one way or another and the Kent Community Fund has really stepped up to meet the needs of the community. Without the generous support of the Kent Community Fund there would be an increase in the number of residents facing utility shut offs, evictions from lack of rental payments, or a lack of transportation to name a few of the most common needs. I am honored to work with the Community Fund and grateful to have such an invaluable resource available to our town! "
Samantha Hasenflue - Director of Social Services, Town of Kent, CT