Our Mission

Cornwall Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that facilitates growth and betterment of the Cornwall community.

We raise private funds – through donations, grants, and events – that we directly invest back into our community.


Dear Friends,

Many of the best communities around the country have a successful community foundation and now we’ve successfully created one in Cornwall!   The Cornwall Community Foundation has been legally established as a Section 501c3 private non-profit organization that facilitates the growth and betterment of the community of Cornwall, NY.   There are so many things we can do to enhance our community and so many fun, community-building events we can enjoy together at the same time.

I am delighted to say that our Foundation is really taking off.  Over the past year, several impressive members of our community have joined our Board to share their amazing skills and enthusiasm.  All of our Board members and Committee members have put a tremendous amount of effort into the Foundation and we hope more of you will join us.  So far, we have awarded scholarships to three deserving graduating seniors of Cornwall Central High School and raised $25,000 toward the much-needed renovations to the Cornwall Central Middle School track, which is such a vital part of our entire community as it’s used not only by students and track athletes but also by many other individuals of all ages from our community.

We have ambitious goals for the coming year and beyond, and we are hoping to rally our community to work with us in accomplishing these goals.  We plan to continue our traditions of holding our annual Gala and Color-A-Thon as well as to hold other fun community events.  Our 2016 Gala will launch an exciting new program in Cornwall of honoring deserving citizens, past and current, on a new Cornwall Wall of Fame (stay tuned).   We will use the funds raised through these exciting events and your generous donations to establish an annual endowment to benefit the Cornwall community, help establish and maintain the Cornwall Wall of Fame, invest in the future of our youth through continuing our scholarship program, and support other important community projects along the way.  

For those of you who are still learning about the Cornwall Community Foundation and why we are so passionate about it – We believe, as many of you do, that Cornwall, NY is a unique community which offers our citizens a close-knit, small-town atmosphere with quick access to world-class culture and commerce, and our children a public education that is top in Orange County and among the best in the state!  But while Cornwall is strong, we have yet to fully harness our incredible potential.  We can retain the community atmosphere that makes our town such a special place, while enhancing recreational and academic opportunities for our residents.  The Cornwall Community Foundation enables people and organizations with philanthropic interest to easily and effectively support community causes they care about.  

I invite you all to get more involved and give us your suggestions and input.  This Foundation is for all of us in Cornwall – young and old!  Join us!  I look forward to working together with you to make Cornwall the best community it can be - together!

Jeanne Parsons
Executive Director

Community Wellness


Our goal of 25K was achieved! 

Cornwall Beautification


Stay tuned for our next project.