We are a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)3 initiated by a group of Ridgefield residents who know that living in a compassionate community improves lives. Born out of concerns about the high rates of stress, depression, and bullying among our youth, the incivility and hostility on all social media platforms, as well as the increase in hate vandalism in our area, we feel deeply that Ridgefield is OUR town and that, TOGETHER, we can do something to “shift” the culture. Our ultimate goal is to create a Ridgefield where every person - no matter their age, ethnicity, gender, abilities, religion, political, or sexual orientation - feels welcome and respected. Compassionate responsiveness can change our world, one person and one act at a time.

Our Vision


We strive to create ripples of compassion throughout our community.  

Our Mission


Compassionate Ridgefield, in collaboration with the town’s citizens, businesses & organizations, is committed to cultivating the 'principals of compassion' with courage and competency to foster a community that strives to listen, understand and include all others with empathy, respect, and openheartedness.


Add your name to the roster of many Ridgefield friends, neighbors and businesses who have pledged to lead a life of kindness, inclusivity, and compassion.

Our Philosophy

"Living the principle of compassion calls us to always treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work towards the alleviation of suffering and to honor and treat every single human being with absolute justice, equity and respect. We call upon all people to restore compassion to the center of everyday life, to foster an  appreciation of cultural and religious diversity, and to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings. Compassion is the path to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

The Ridgefield Pledge for Compassion

I pledge to conduct myself, my business and organization with these tenets in mind, and to participate in Ridgefield's commitment of creating a community wherein our compassion reflects our deep recognition of our common humanity."

Join us and take the pledge !

1. Click on the link below.
2. Click on “Add to board” (a screen will open where you can sign and also add a message

    or logo if you would like to.
3. When your post is complete, click “POST” and your content will become part of the

    signed pledge.  This constitutes your signature!

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A Tree of Compassion
is growing in Ridgefield and you

(or your club/organization/business) can join in the fun!


Compassionate Ridgefield is very grateful to these donors for their generous contributions. Caring for our community is what they do!

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