Working together to build community
At The Meetinghouse, we believe partnership is essential to the flourishing of people and place. We are blessed to partner with the Ridgefield, CT community and beyond through three distinct forms of collaboration:
Programs, Rental, and Funding.
Partner with us today!
Types of partnerships
Coming Summer of 2024
Farm & Garden
Art & Wellness
Collaborative Rental Partners
Collaborative Rental Partners with whom we share space, thereby providing commons, inside and out, for friends and neighbors to gather. Our collaborative rental partners include:
Art in Common uses the power of art to bring communities together and foster connection. By focusing on what we have in common, instead of our differences, Art in Common promotes creativity, community, and compassion through the expressive arts. We will be sharing programs and exhibits with Art in Common in their location at The Meetinghouse on the 2nd floor.
To learn more: https://www.artincommon.
Cornerstone Home & Gardens began as Cornerstone Garden at McKeon’s Farm during the summer of 2018 with a handful of team members and part-time therapists.
Cornerstone currently runs an educational gardening experience for community members including over 50 volunteers and donates freshly grown produce as part of the Ridgefield “Dirty Hands, Full Plates” initiative. In becoming part of The Meetinghouse, one house, many rooms, Cornerstone’s goal is to expand and create additional programs with year-round facilities and services for individuals with a variety of diagnoses. Cornerstone will take residence upon completion of the Barn’s construction.
To learn more: https://
Programmatic Partners, where we collaborate with a variety of organizations for events, retreats, workshops and gatherings. Our programmatic partners include:
West Lane Farm
Leadership & Wisdom
Funding Partners without whom the magic could not happen. These wondrous foundations, grantors, and individuals support us in a variety of ways: Restoration and long-term care of our historic campus; maintenance of the wetlands and extending of the pollinator pathways; exploratory projects to support the environment, strengthen community and grow future leaders; and on-going programming for the arts, community, the land, leadership & spirituality, and global initiatives.
The Lewis Fund
The Patricia M. and Robert H. Martinsen Foundation
Friends of the Meetinghouse
Innovation Grant, Connecticut Conference, UCC
Casa Grant, UCC
Genesis Fund, UCC
Seed Money Grant
We invite you to join us in becoming a partner today!
Gather, grow and flourish with us—body, mind, and soul!
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Ways to Donate
At The Meetinghouse, we are one house, many rooms. Whether you join us for the arts, community, farm & food, formation or wellness, in person gifts are always welcome. As a 501c3 charity, they are tax deductible, and support the long-term mission of The Meetinghouse to restore the commons and provide a gathering space for the community.
As a 501c3, gifts to The Meetinghouse (through Ridgebury Congregational Church) are fully tax deductible.
No Gift Is Too Small!