Improving the quality of life for the children & families in our community


Our Mission

The Barnum Foundation for Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 by Paul and Mindee Blanco. The mission of the Barnum Foundation for Life is to improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve through actions that promote change and deepen connections within our community.

Since its inception in 2006, the Barnum Foundation for Life has supported hundreds of organizations throughout the North East who are working to better the lives of those in need throughout the community. In addition, the foundation hosts several of its own charitable functions throughout the year.

Bikes for Kids Program

Bikes for Kids Program

A major initiative of the Barnum Foundation is the annual Bikes for Kids program, where underserved children in our community and their families attend a free & fun event where they are surprised with a brand new bike and helmet.

Donation Recipients


In addition to our Bikes for Kids program, funds raised for the Barnum Foundation for Life throughout the year support a wide range of community organizations serving the needs of children and families. 

Contact Us

Foundation Coordinator:

Kristy Brown

Barnum Foundation for Life

PO Box 2455, Shelton, CT 06484

(203) 513-6025

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