About CHDI

The Children's Fund of Connecticut


The Children’s Fund of Connecticut is a public charitable foundation and a supporting organization of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The Children's Fund is dedicated to ensuring that children in Connecticut who are disadvantaged have access to and make use of a comprehensive, effective, community-based health and mental health care system.

To carry out this mission, the Children’s Fund champions sustainable improvements in primary and preventive care practices through innovative grant making.

The Children’s Fund’s primary beneficiary is its subsidiary, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI), a nonprofit organization created by the Children’s Fund to serve as its operating arm.

The Children’s Fund does not accept unsolicited grant applications but awards grants to organizations to support innovations and efforts in keeping with the Children’s Fund and CHDI’s mission. Through its membership in the CT Council for Philanthropy, the Children’s Fund participates in affinity groups and the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and partners with other funders to support and advance initiatives in the health, mental health and early childhood areas.

Click here to visit the Children's Fund of Connecticut.