About CT Community Nonprofit Alliance

We are now CT Community Nonprofit Alliance!

We help nonprofits help Connecticut.

There are thousands of nonprofits in our state – each trying to make a difference on their own. We bring them together so that each member can benefit from our collective strength.

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve.



The mission of CT Nonprofits is to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut. To achieve this mission for our growing base of nonprofit organizations, CT Nonprofits is committed to the following goals:

  • Enhance public recognition of the importance and role of the nonprofit sector to the people of Connecticut.
  • Provide access to high quality assistance and information on effective nonprofit management and practices.
  • Advocate on issues that affect the capacity of all nonprofits to address their communities’ needs.
  • Foster communication and cooperation among nonprofits. 

Proud of our History

Serving our Members for 35 Years

Founded in 1977 as Connecticut Association of Residential Facilities (CARF), Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) has grown to include a diverse membership covering all sectors of the nonprofit community.


CT Nonprofits is the largest membership organization dedicated exclusively to nonprofits in the state of Connecticut.

We are a collaborative of more than 500 organizations, supporting our members’ needs so that they may serve their communities and achieve their missions.

Outgrowing the CARF name, and in recognition of our expanding services to a spectrum of customers, we became Connecticut Association of Nonprofits in 1998.  In 2007 we introduced a new logo that is more representative of our membership and mission.

CT Nonprofits gives members access to networking opportunities, up-to-date information, cost-saving group purchasing programs, education & training, legislative advocacy, insurance programs and publications targeting Connecticut’s nonprofit sector.

Throughout 2012, in honor of our 35 year anniversary, CT Nonprofits celebrated its past and looks ahead to the future.

CT Nonprofits’ web site was made possible in part by a grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. We thank the Hartford Foundation for their generous support of this project.