CAF Annual Appeal

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF), a non-profit that encourages public understanding and community involvement in the creation and protection of our built environment.

The CAF is Your Foundation!

All the funding from the CAF comes from donations and bequests from individuals and firms – your colleagues. With that assistance, the CAF has proudly accomplished the goals of endowing people and programs, primarily the awarding of scholarships to deserving students pursuing an architectural education. More than $500,000 of scholarship funds have been awarded, including seven this year to students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Roger Williams University, the University of Hartford, and Yale University.

Grants Awarded in 2018

➢The Turnaround Arts program in the Bridgeport Public Schools, created by Connecticut native, Morphosis founder, and AIA Gold Medalist Thom Mayne.
➢The Architectural Resource Center, Inc. for the Design Connections Partnership in New Haven Schools.
➢The University of Hartford NOMA Student Association to attend the National Organization of Minority Architects Annual Conference, Chicago.
➢The Platt Technical High School in Milford for an International Code Council High School Technical Training Program.
➢The Connecticut Science Center Competition that confers the CAF William Mack Award.

The POWER of Your Support

You can further the initiatives and support the great work the CAF is doing with a gift to the Foundation. The goal this year is $25,000. With over 1,200 registered architects and associate members of AIA Connecticut, a tax-deductible contribution of $25 per person will take it over the top and help provide assistance to many more deserving students and organizations.

Donation Levels:

Composite: $1,500
Tuscan: $1,000
Corinthian: $500
Ionic: $100
Doric: $50
Pedestal: $25

Tax deductible gifts may also be mailed, payable to:
Connecticut Architecture Foundation
c/o American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter
370 James Street, Suite 402
New Haven, CT 06513

Contact the Foundation at