Cingari Family Foundation

A Multi-Generational Mission


Community service is not something we do, it is something we live.

The Cingari Family Foundation is rooted in a multi-generational mission of making an impact in the neighborhoods we work. As individuals, as a family, as members of our communities, we feel privileged to be able to give back.

Over the years, our family has donated over five million dollars to local organizations in Connecticut. Since 1997, we have hosted the Cingari Family ShopRite Autumn Golf Classic, raising nearly 2.5 million dollars.

Our work primarily focuses on three areas:

  • Food Banks: Over several decades, we have donated tens of thousands of pounds of food to Connecticut Food Banks to feed the hungry at local soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs.
  • Area Hospitals: The Cingari Family has donated millions of dollars to local hospitals, including Yale New Haven Hospital and Stamford Hospital. The Cingari Family Boutique at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven offers services and support to meet the special needs of people with cancer.
  • Local Community Organizations: At a more grassroots level, across all of our store locations, we collectively donate nearly $500,000 yearly to support local schools, sports teams, fire departments, and more.


The Cingari Family Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.