The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a regional association of more than 100 grantmakers. Members of the Council granted more than $348 million in 2008 from assets of $3.9 billion.
Members of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy include family, independent and community foundations, corporate (company-sponsored) foundations and giving programs, federated funds, public foundations, other grantmaking organizations, donor advised funds and individuals.
These organizations impact lives and the greater community through the organizations and programs they support, in areas such as education, health, scientific research, arts and culture, human services, religious organizations and the environment. Some funders also make grants to individuals, such as through scholarships or disaster relief.
The Council also welcomes Associate Members, individuals who are attorneys, accountants, financial and estate planners, investment advisors and CLU insurance professionals who advise on philanthropic and financial planning.