About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Welcome to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good.

CCP’s members are foundations (private, corporate, community), business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists, and those serving the philanthropic sector. CCP members annually grant more than $1.01 billion from assets of more than $8.4 billion.

CCP is dedicated to providing its members with the highest quality programs, resources and services, networking opportunities, and insight and news about grantmaking and philanthropy.


Key Activities

Knowledge and information

We compile facts, figures and trends on grantmaking and charitable giving in the state, provide analysis and context, and disseminate knowledge broadly to the philanthropic sector. Examples include:

Education and professional development

Each year, we present an average of 20 programs and events that are focused on providing our members and grantmakers with knowledge that can help them in their work. These programs and workshops pertain to a variety of topics of interest to funders as well as “how-to” sessions that focus on particular skills. These programs are delivered in locations around the state to help grantmakers make the most of their giving.

Connections among grantmakers and others

We annually provide 20+ network meetings for grantmakers with common interests to come together to share knowledge and experiences. Periodically, we also offer grantmakers and grantseekers the opportunity to engage in dialogue. The Council also represents the interests of our members at numerous meetings, both local and national.

Leadership

CCP is a leader in enhancing and promoting philanthropy in Connecticut. We serve as an advocate for philanthropy by sharing with elected and appointed officials, the media and the general public the importance and impact of philanthropy on the public good in the state, and engage in public policy work to promote and protect the social purpose sector.

As a nonprofit organization, CCP is governed by an 15-member board of directors that includes representation from our member organizations and the community at large. Our funding is derived from member support, program fees, earned income, sponsorship, leadership gifts and grants.

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a proud member of the United Philanthropy Forum which connects a diverse network to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy.

With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum's members represent more than 7,000 philanthropic organizations - the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

 

Strategic Plan

We are excited to share with you our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan Executive Summary that will lead CCP forward and expand our ability to support your work and be a leader in the field of philanthropy on behalf of Connecticut. Read the Strategic Plan Executive Summary >>