“To provide comfort, education, scholarship and other support and resources to people and communities impacted by, and living or growing up among or in the aftermath, of violence in American society; and to help them lead the way toward positive cultural change over the long term.”
The Newtown Foundation is a Newtown-based, all volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that has been working tirelessly since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy to help our community heal and be remembered as the place where positive cultural changes began. Led by some of the same people who lead the Newtown Action Alliance, The Newtown Foundation is not involved in any legislative or electoral activities. Instead it is focused on educational, healing and cultural programs including a focus on first responders and teachers to help them move forward. The Newtown Foundation also focuses on helping teens to channel their fears and frustrations into positive activities, and to provide opportunities for them to network with other teens in cities and communities in an effort to become leaders in the quest for positive cultural change – after all, the future is in their hands. The Newtown Foundation also focuses on community educational and enrichment programs, as well as victim and community outreach, near and far.