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The Perrin Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Perrin Family Foundation

4 Prospect St.

Ridgefield, CT United States 06877-4510

Telephone: (203) 438-7349


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $17,974,897

Total giving: $616,446





Additional Contact Information

Additional address: The Grove, 760 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06533; Laura McCargar e-mail:


Established in 1994 in CT

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to provide equal opportunities for children and young adults to lead safe, productive, and creative lives. Giving for education, health and cultural services for children, including after-school programs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Social Service and Empowerment

The foundation funds projects or programs of direct service organizations which serve and empower citizens. It prioritizes this type of funding for organizations that primarily serve low-income families in Fairfield County, CT. These programs should have long-lasting, measurable results. It also seeks organizations that are working on alliance-building, as well as cooperation and coordination among agencies to avoid duplication of effort. The foundation's Social Service and Empowerment prioritizes: Improving mental and physical health through education and clinical services; creating after-school programs which build individual academic knowledge and life skills, including: expanding literacy, creating artistic experience through hands-on and multicultural activities, and promoting environmental education; supporting healthy families through programs which improve parenting skills and mentoring programs.

Youth Engagement

The foundation supports programming where youth are the driving force. The young people are involved in every stage, from conception of the plan to evaluating the outcomes. Youth get paired with adult mentors who provide services, opportunities and support system in the program.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Youth development
  • Youth organizing
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Female adolescents
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $17,974,897 (market value)

Gifts received: $465,862

Expenditures: $1,031,340

Total giving: $616,446

Qualifying distributions: $884,237