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.
Filer and Newman Awards Find information on the Council's two philanthropy awards: the John H. Filer Award which honors individual(s) who have demonstrated leadership in encouraging private action for the public good in Connecticut; and the Martha S. Newman Award which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding staff performance in serving the philanthropic community.
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 Ways YOU Can Share and make a difference with nonprofits and those they serve. Find how a Connecticut nonprofit can participate in this resource.
The Power of Giving: Philanthropy Power of Giving: Philanthropy, produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), looks at the history of giving, particularly in Connecticut, and examines the actions of men and women who devoted their lives and resources to those in need. The documentary also focuses on modern-day philanthropic efforts and features Council members: Bob Forrester, Newman’s Own Foundation; Ingrid Manning, Connecticut Community Foundation in Waterbury; and Emily Tow Jackson, The Tow Foundation. A historical perspective is presented by Frank Kirkpatrick from Trinity College, who leads the Council's popular philanthropy seminar. The program is narrated by Council board member, Anita Ford Saunders.