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Nonprofit Organizations Located in Southbury

Alliance Française Of Northwestern Connecticut, Inc.
Since 1921, the Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut has provided a friendly atmosphere to learn and practice French language skills and gain a better understanding of the Francophone world. In addition to French classes for children and adults, programs include educational lectures, films, reading and conversation groups and holiday celebrations.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 204
ALA Memorial Unit #204 is a separate unity from the American Legion. Wives of any Legion members, or any blood relative of a Veteran who served in specific war times may join. 100% of donations assist veterans, active military personnel, their families and the community. Meetings 1st Tuesday 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #147
Veterans organization dedicated to community and veterans.
American Legion Post #204
Post 204 has over 75 former service men and women, most of whom live in Heritage Village. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month, at 1500 in the Music Room at the historic Victor Borge Meeting House. Always an interesting program; veteran's benefits flyers passed-out monthly.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.
Arts Escape Inc.
Arts Enrichment programs and workshops for Adults in our Gallery that has ongoing exhibits from CT artists.
Audubon Center Bent of the River
The Audubon Center at Bent of the River (BOTR) is owned and operated by Audubon Connecticut and the National Audubon Society. BOTR is a 700-acre sanctuary, and visitor center that provides a wide variety of conservation programs and activities throughout northwestern and central Connecticut.
Bullet Hill School
Bullet Hill School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest public building in the town of Southbury.  Docents are needed to help local 2nd graders on their annual Living History field trip by presenting a brief history and quick tour of the building.
Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Handicapped, Inc.
CVSBH, an all-volunteer non-profit, works with the Ct Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB) to record books for those who cannot hold or read printed material. CT LAB and the National Library Service distribute the recordings online or as digital cartridges with playback devices to qualified patrons free of charge.
Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc.
We raise funds through book sales and membership drives to support programs, museum passes and more at the Southbury Library.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has helped Connecticut's girls build courage, confidence and character. Join us, and see how Girl Scouts discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others and take action through activities and programs that are relevant and exciting to girls today.
Heritage Village Ambulance Association
Emergency Medical Care and transport, serving the communities Heritage Village and Southbury.
Jewish Federation of Western CT
The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut seeks to be the PLACE, real and virtual, for thriving Jewish life, community, and values. Our Mission is centered on Jewish values that are critical to Jewish continuity.
Knights of Columbus, Council 5066
Southbury's local chapter of the KofC. We are a Catholic Fraternal Service organization. We also manage the local emergency POD for Southbury.
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Southbury Volunteer Firemen's Association
The Ladies Auxiliary has been proud to support the town of Southbury and its volunteer firefighters for the past 59 years. Auxiliary members host Town Wide Tag Sales, sell flowers at the Mother’s Day Plant Sale, hand out smoke detector batteries at Southbury Celebration, and hand out Halloween candy at the Annual Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular.
Maddie's Herd
Maddie's Herd is dedicated to increasing awareness and powering research that improves the lives of those living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases; especially kids like Maddie. We work to empower pediatric patients, share education and host FUNdraising events that support The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and the Immune Deficiency Foundation.
Newbury Musical Theatre
NMTC is a non-profit community theatre company that was established in 2008 offering area talent an opportunity to hone performance skills, enjoy artistic camaraderie and develop personal confidence while entertaining the community. Ages 9 through adults.
S.M.A.R.T., Inc. (Southbury & Middlebury Acting Responsibly Together)
S.M.A.R.T., Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening individuals, families, and communities. S.M.A.R.T., Inc. has three areas of focus: Local Prevention Council (LPC), Parent University and Family, School and Community Events.
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
Sexual assault and domestic violence crisis service.
Southbury Affordable Housing Alliance
SAHA's mission is twofold: (1) to address the affordable housing crisis in town by creating esthetically pleasing, well-built, sustainable homes with 1-, 2-, and 3-bedrooms for rent or ownership in Southbury, in styles that accord with existing architecture; (2) to inform Southburians about affordable housing and consult with Town Hall.
Southbury Ambulance Association
Southbury Ambulance Association, Inc.(SAA) is a non-profit organization, certified by the State of Connecticut, whose mission is to serve the town of Southbury by minimizing the impact of emergency medical conditions through prevention, public education, and emergency medical service measure.
Southbury Chamber of Commerce
We are the voice of Southbury’s local businesses offering business to business supporting programs and camaraderie. Networking with fellow local businesses is a sure fire way to make the connections that will make your business stronger. Becoming an active part of your local community is your best advertising!
Southbury Community Lions Club Inc
Our mission is to empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that directly impact lives in our community as well as globally. The focus of many of our service projects are supporting those with visual deficits, diabetes awareness, childhood cancer and hunger.
Southbury Food Bank
We are striving to eliminate hunger in Southbury by providing assistance to those that are food insecure in our community.
Southbury Garden Club
SGC meets for programs about gardening, horticulture, floral design and environmental topics. Members participate in civic activities including: an award winning garden at the Pool House; holiday decorations for town buildings; therapy baskets for Safe Haven; grow produce for Southbury Food Bank; present scholarship to a Southbury resident, award landscape certificates to local merchants.
Southbury Historical Society
Volunteers are vital to the Southbury Historical Society’s overall functioning and mission. Throughout the year the Society holds a series of programs and special events, which rely on volunteers. Programs include special exhibitions, lectures, period and military reenactments, tours and fundraisers.
Southbury Land Trust
The mission of the Southbury Land Trust is to preserve farmland, open spaces and other natural resources for the benefit of present and future residents of Southbury.
Southbury Needy Fund
The Southbury Needy Fund provides clothing, books, and toys for children of families identified by Social Services during the holiday season. It also provides tuition for local children to attend the P&R camp and pays for some field trips. It is also called upon in emergency situations to provide shelter or essentials to displaced families.
Southbury Training School Home & School Association
The Home & School Association of Southbury Training School advocates for the individuals who live at Southbury Training School, and funds many life-enhancing activities for the residents on grounds.
Southbury Training School Thrift Shop
Southbury Training School Thrift Shops is composed of two different types of shops: clothing store and furniture and household items store. Our commitment to excellence has earned us the reputation as being one of the best thrift shops in the area. All proceeds go to help support the folks who live at Southbury Training School.
Southbury Volunteer Firemen's Association
The Southbury Volunteer Firemen's Association provides fire and emergency services to our neighbors in need. Since 1932, our 24/7 essential service is performed by dedicated male and female volunteers of all ages. Please join us as firefighters or organizational support members (non-firefighters) to maintain this vital community service.
Southbury Women's Club
SWC was founded in 2001 by a group of diverse, committed women to serve our local community and improve the lives of those in need. We sponsor several fundraising events and activities throughout the year, such as the Fall Fine Arts Festival, Operation Backpack, and Turkey Trot.
Southbury Woodbury Interfaith Ministries (S.W.I.M.) unites faith communities and other organizations to alleviate food insecurity and address other social justice needs through cooperative action. S.W.I.M. holds Annual “Harvest Walks to End Hunger” each fall. All proceeds from this event benefit emergency food assistance programs in Southbury and Woodbury.
Sustainable Southbury
Sustainable Southbury is an environmental conservation group working to transform Southbury into a green community. We need volunteers to accomplish our initiatives. Come join our team and make a difference.
Tribury Rotary
Rotary is a global non-profit organization founded by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. Today, Rotary is represented in 200 countries, 30,000 clubs and 1.2 million Rotarians. Rotarians are a diverse group of business professionals having a common desire to provide service to others.
Troop 1607
Troop 1607 Southbury meets at the VFW Post 1607, on Mondays at 7-8:30pm. The troop loves the outdoors, camping, adventure, leadership, teamwork, serving our community, and visiting a different summer camp each year! For boys 10-17.
Upper Room Thrift Shop at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
The Upper Room re-cycles gently used clothing, household items, books, jewelry (no large furniture, exercise equipment or computers). The proceeds are donated to local groups such as Pierce Hollow Village, Food Bank, and Fuel Bank. We also support places such as Homes for Troops. Hours Tuesday and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
We are a group of veterans who want to volunteer to continue to serve our Country and do Community Service. We promote Patriotism in Town and have our educational programs in the school system.
Whiskers Pet Rescue
Whiskers Pet Rescue is a no-kill animal rescue organization made up entirely of volunteers committed to helping and caring for animals who have been abandoned, injured, abused, or neglected. We rescue and adopt out hundreds of pets each year, placing them in loving forever homes.

Political Organizations in Southbury

Southbury Democratic Town Committee
The Southbury Democratic Town Committee serves as the official organization of the Democratic Party. It’s, purpose is to promote programs & policies as well as locate and support candidates for elected office on the Federal, State and Local levels.
Southbury Republican Town Committee
The SRTC is comprised of local citizens elected by fellow Republicans to promote good government, elect candidates for town offices, and support candidates chosen by the Republican caucus. There are always volunteer opportunities, meetings and events within the Republican Party. Please contact us to get involved.

Other Local Nonprofit Organizations

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare and electronically file Federal and State individual income tax returns. This free assistance is offered to low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older.
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. collects and distributes reusable furniture, clothing and houseware items to residence in need throughout Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.
Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association is actively providing programs and services to the people of Southbury. An estimated 55 million people worldwide are living with dementia. In the United States alone, more than 6 million have Alzheimer’s, and over 11 million are providing unpaid care. The Association addresses this crisis by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Connecticut Community Foundation
Founded in 1923, the Connecticut Community Foundation was the first community foundation in the state. Today, we serve 21 towns in greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. Among our 440 funds, is the Southbury Community Trust Fund, which supports nonprofit organizations that provide services that benefit Southbury’s residents.
EverWonder Children's Museum
STEM based interactive children's museum offering exhibits and programs for children ages 1-12 years of age.
Family and Children's Aid
Therapeutic Foster Care is a high level of foster care that is provided to children who have experienced trauma and need home. Family and Children's Aid licenses homes for Foster/Adoptive Care and Short-term Respite Care. FCA places these children within a safe and nurturing environment that offers a child the greatest chance of success.
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust acquires, preserves, and manages land; and uses the land to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, art, and the environment.
Girls Incorporated of Western CT
For over 150 years, Girls Inc. has been inspiring ALL girls to be strong, smart, and bold! Through research-based curricula, we offer programs in an all-girl environment that is nurturing and accepting. Girls Inc. girls are taken seriously for the persons they are now and the women they will become!
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides superbly bred and trained guide dogs to men and women who are blind or visually impaired. Dogs not suited for guide work may become service dogs for children on the autism spectrum. All Guiding Eyes dogs expand horizons for people to achieve life’s goals.
HomeFront, Inc.
HomeFront is a community-based volunteer repair program that supplies quality of life repairs at no cost to the home owner in need. Repairing more than 2,800 properties in CT and New York, combining skilled labor, quality material and enthusiastic volunteers to bring about enduring changes.
King Solomon’s Lodge No. 7
Connecticut Freemasons: making a difference, here and around the world.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
LVGW trains volunteers to teach adults to read, write, speak and understand English. The program uses a student-centered approach to help adult learners achieve their personal, educational, employment and civic goals. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
Little Britches Therapeutic Riding Inc.
The mission of Little Britches is to expand and improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals with disabilities through the use of horses and ponies. Little Britches is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
LOF Adaptive Skiers.
LOF provides adaptive water and snow ski programs to Veterans and people with disabilities of all ages.
Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society
The Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society (MUUS) is a spiritual community that celebrates the individual and challenges what a congregation can be. We celebrate strength in diversity, nurture spiritual growth, inspire ethical action, and work for positive change.
Meals on Wheels of Western CT
Provides home delivered meals to homebound seniors. Also provides meals at the Southbury Senior Center and administers the Senior Dine Restaurant Program for seniors.
New Opportunities
New Opportunities mission is to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals by providing the necessary resources to increase their standard of living, foster self-improvement, and maximize self-empowerment.
Nutmeg Big Brothers, Big Sisters
As Connecticut’s largest volunteer mentoring network, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people in need.
Oxford Cultural Arts Commission
It is the mission of our organization to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and surrounding communities through the support of the arts. The OCAC will support, enhance, and facilitate artistic endeavors to include the performing arts (music, dance and theatrical), visual arts, literary arts and cinematography.
Palace Theater
The historic Palace Theater is Waterbury regions premier performing arts center. The Palace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to “preserve and operate as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences."
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and restoration of the quality and quantity of our water resources as it impacts our human and ecological needs.
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.
The mission of Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. is to empower students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. We do this by hosting a one-day hackathon where students (4th-8th grade) are paired with computer science mentors and nonprofit representatives to develop prototype smartphone apps for local charities.
Regional Hospice Southbury Chapter
Our chapter holds events to raise funds for RHHC a non-profit residence, home care hospice, and bereavement support group. Services are provided without regard for an ability to pay. The Southbury Chapter earmarks our donations for the Southbury/Woodbury Community.
Senior Medicare Patrol
Senior Medicare Patrol works to assist and empower Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud through outreach and education. Help protect your community from health care fraud and preserve Medicare for future generations. We need help distributing information and conducting group presentations.
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the Greater Waterbury Region.
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
The mission of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc., is to develop, manage and provide comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities through person-centered planning in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.