The Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation, Inc. (DCCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization formed in 2014 to support and facilitate programs that have a positive effect and enrich the quality of life in Darien, CT. DCCF’s major projects are the Darien Scholarship Program and the Darien Holiday Lighting Program.
Contributions to the DCCF from our invaluable sponsors and donors like you, help promote our community and contribute to the success of the foundation’s initiatives. Donations to the DCCF are tax deductible to the full extent provided by applicable taxes.”
The Darien Chamber of Commerce raises money on an annual basis to award scholarships to deserving students. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007 and has grown in recent years to four scholarship awards. Two of these scholarships are awarded to Darien High School students and the scholars are chosen by the DHS Scholarship Awards Committee. The other two awards are available to the students that are the children of Darien Chamber Members, the employees of the Darien Chamber member or the children of DCC member employees. One of these awards is a general education award and the other is a STEM award. The scholarships are awarded through the Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation. Selection is based on academic excellence and involvement in the Darien community and done by a specially appointed selection committee. The fundraising is done with contributions from DCC members and the money raised through the annual Wine & Food Tasting Event in the month of October.