The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is the leading voice to policy makers on behalf of Connecticut’s grantmakers. The Council works with its foundation and corporate giving members and its public policy committee to connect the ideas and insights of the Connecticut philanthropic community to policy makers.

Building and maintaining relationships with policymakers is essential to the philanthropic sector’s ability to:

  • educate policymakers about the work, value and impact of foundations;
  • advise policymakers about potential legislation or regulation that could harm the sector and decrease much needed philanthropic dollars;
  • gain policymakers’ support for legislation that could support the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy;
  • and build partnerships with policymakers to achieve policy reforms that improve the quality of life for those foundations seek to serve.

Advocacy Resources

Find General Resources, documents to help you with Advocacy Rules and Regulations, Best Practices, and Resource Links to help you with the full range of foundation advocacy activities.

Evaluating Advocacy

Find resources to help you evaluate different aspects of your advocacy, including capacity, progress and impact.

Advocacy Best Practices

CCP Johnson Amendment Letter to CT Congressmen

Read the letter that Connecticut Council for Philanthropy delivered to political leaders in Congress and shared with leaders in the state, about preserving the Johnson Amendment "Protect the integrity of America’s nonprofit sector by maintaining the current law that keeps politics and campaign contributions out of the work of charities."

The Charitable Deduction in Connecticut

2017 marks the 100th year of the charitable deduction. The charitable deduction encourages charitable giving by individuals to the benefit of communities across the country. This resource give data for Connecticut.

Fairfield County's Community Wellbeing Index 2016

NORWALK, CT -- Examining regional demographics, economic opportunity, education, health, quality of life, and happiness, Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 was released by DataHaven, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and a team of leaders from regional hospitals, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations.