For a small town, Cornwall has a wealth of nonprofits, community organizations, and civic groups.
Our mission is to foster a sense of community and shared values; provide a forum for and encourage the discussion of key issues and developments and preserve Cornwall’s historic and rural character consistent with the economic needs of the town and its people.Website
In 2003, a handful of Cornwallians got together and decided to create our own community endowment, the Cornwall Foundation. Throughout our brief history, we have worked hard to balance the twin missions of a community foundation: supporting the efforts of the town’s charities and institutions while building an endowment to meet the needs and opportunities of the future.Website
Cornwall Child Center
The Cornwall Child Center is a privately funded, nonprofit educational organization which was founded in 1974 to serve the youngest members of the Cornwall community and its surrounding neighbors. It is fully licensed by Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood and holds accreditation from NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children). Our mission is to provide the best possible early childhood program offering a stimulating environment responsive to children’s natural curiosity, creativity, and desire to learn. The Child Center fosters social skills in a friendly, family atmosphere, and encourages the involvement of parents, community, and the school.Website
The Chronicle is a monthly, non-partisan, nonprofit community newspaper produced almost entirely by volunteers and funded by voluntary contributions from the public. Its mission is “the lessening of community misunderstandings and tensions” and “to increase the interest and understanding” of local government an civic affairs.
The Cornwall Chronicle was founded in 1991 by Tom Bevans, aided and abetted by his wife Margaret.
A print edition of the Chronicle is distributed free to 1,100 Cornwall residents plus 275 out of town subscribers. The paper has a no-advertising policy, and all the revenues of the not-for-profit publication are provided by donations from readers.Website
Cornwalls Conservation Commission
We are an advisory commission whose mission is to promote activities and support regulations that encourage conservation of Cornwall’s natural resources and do so with the consensus of the citizens of Cornwall. We seek to serve as a voice for the natural world of Cornwall by promoting the health and preservation of its ecosystems. The commission reaches out to its citizens through education, publications, activities, presentations and regular commission meetings.Website
Cornwall Conservation Trust
The CCT is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of our town’s natural assets. It is organized to provide broad public participation in its activities, and membership is open to everyone.Website
Housatonic Valley Association
HVA, a tri-state nonprofit citizen’s environmental group, works to conserve the natural character, environmental health and the economies of our region by protecting and restoring its land and waters… for today and for future generations.Website
The Cornwall Garden Club
Our Mission is to informally bring together Cornwall gardeners for fun, fellowship, and education while lending a garden-gloved hand to the town and its vital organizations.Website