This web site provides background on the Anne S. Richardson Fund. The Fund was created in the mid-1960s under the will of Anne S. Richardson to support charitable purposes.

Funding Interests:

  • Eight organizations recommended by Miss Richardson;
  • In Ridgefield, Connecticut: programs that assist lower-income people or are of broad interest to the community; and
  • In Connecticut (particularly Fairfield County): programs that promote the independence of women, support the lesbian and gay community, encourage youth development, or promote environmental conservation.

Geographic Focus:

Connecticut, particularly the Town of Ridgefield and Fairfield County.


No grants are made to individuals or private foundations or for matching gifts or loans.


Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Grant Cycle:

Proposals should be submitted by March 1st. Decisions are made before the Fund’s fiscal year end, which is July 31st.

Type of Support:

Project, capital and, in limited circumstances, operating

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole trustee