What is the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy?
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (the Council) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of 100+ grantmakers working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Connecticut. The Council does not make grants. Click HERE for more information on the Council.
What is Philanthropy?
The origin of the word “philanthropy” is Greek and means “love for mankind.” Today, philanthropy includes the concept of voluntary giving by an individual or group to promote the common good. Check the glossary in the materials section below for more information about philanthropy and definitions of philanthropy and grantmaking terms.
How do I get to the Council’s office?
Our offices are on the third floor of the office building located at 221 Main Street in Hartford. For driving directions, click HERE.
Who can become a member?
You can join the Council as a member if you are a representative or are a trustee of:
Click HERE for membership information.
What is CGO?
Connecticut Grantmakers Online (CGO) is a online, password-protected subscriber database that contains information about the giving and geographical priorities of more than 2,200 Connecticut foundations and corporate grantmakers in the state. This subscription service is available as an annual membership. To learn more about CGO, click HERE.
I think I want to start a foundation. Where can I learn more?
Consult with a professional advisor or representative from the community foundation in your area. The Council will be happy to help you and/or your professional advisor with any questions you may have. You may also consider answering some questions which might help you determine how you would like to structure your giving.