As part of the Council’s mission to promote effective philanthropy, we seek to enhance the grantmaker/grantseeker relationship. In addition to convening gatherings where grantmakers and grantseekers come together to share information, we provide information and resources for grantseekers including a searchable database of over 2,200 funders in Connecticut – Connecticut Grantmakers Online (CGO).
Philanthropy Basics An introduction to philanthropy and the different types of foundations and grantmakers.
Women's Philanthropy Throughout the world, philanthropy by women and girls and for women and girls has grown, strengthened and become more visible. Here in Connecticut, women’s and girls’ funds have become a force in philanthropy.
Ways to Share, A Holiday Wish List The "Holiday Wish List" is a collection of the seasonal needs of nonprofits that directly serve children, families and adults from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day (Jan 6). Find how a Connecticut nonprofit can participate in this resource.
TANF Information The federal stimulus package creates potential opportunities for funders to invest their private funds to leverage funding at a rate of $1 to $4! An investment of $100,000 can leverage $400,000 in Federal Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.
Read the Case Study: Supporting Nonprofit Partners Public Act 09-102 was signed into law June 2009. Read the Connecticut PolicyWorks Case Study, Supporting Nonprofit Partners, about the collaborative work of the Council, several nonprofit associations and Connecticut policymakers to increase the audit threshold for nonprofits from annual revenues in excess of $200,000 to $500,000.
Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy Foundation Center's free webinar gives you the answers to the most frequently asked questions about a little-understood vehicle for philanthropy: foundations. 60 minutes.
Glasspockets A web site launched by the Foundation Center, features foundations that have taken the lead in communicating about their work, particularly using online resources and social networks. Visitors to the site will find essential facts about all 97,000 U.S. foundations, illustrations of philanthropy's impact on the issues that people care about, and information on the ways in which foundations are striving to become more transparent.
Alliance for Justice A national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. The Alliance advances the cause of justice for all Americans.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits CT Nonprofits, a statewide organization, supports and strengthens nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut.