HARTFORD, CT -- With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open Communities Alliance will work to create better links between housing and health care and set the stage for a two-year pilot program to enable interested families of children with acute asthma to move to healthier neighborhoods.
NEW YORK, NY -- The Melville Charitable Trusts' work in reducing homelessness in Connecticut is included in this article about how small foundations can make a big impact in their grantmaking. Janice Elliot, Executive director is quoted as she explains their startegy of inviting larger foundations to collaborate and pool funds for the A Way Home America, national group working to end homelessness among the young.
WELLESLEY, MA -- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced its 2019 Healthy Food Fund Grant Guidelines and RFP. The Foundation is looking to support 25 local nonprofit organizations located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire that are primarily volunteer-powered to grow, glean or distribute fresh, free produce to low-income families and older adults. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 per year and are eligible for renewal for up to three years. A total of $625,000 will be awarded throughout the region in 2019.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Quinnipiac River Fund Advisory Committee recommended seven organizations to receive a total of $120,600 in competitive grants in 2018.
HARTFORD, CT -- Conventional wisdom is that the total price charged by the state and its local governments in Connecticut is one of the most burdensome in the country. A common measure upon which this conclusion is based is the total amount we residents pay in state and local taxes, relative to our aggregate personal income, i.e., our capacity to pay. On this basis, the Tax Foundation tells us that Connecticut ranks either first or second highest in the nation, depending on which of two analytic models it uses. However, taxes are not the only price paid to governments. Residents also pay a number of fees and other charges, separate and distinct from taxes. By Bill Cibes
WELLESLEY, MA -- The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation is looking to support 25 local nonprofit organizations located in CT, MA, ME or NH that are primarily volunteer-powered to grow, glean or distribute fresh, free produce (and other healthy
foods) for low-income families and older adults. Grants will be awarded to help expand, train, equip, manage and/or otherwise strengthen an organization’s volunteer corps. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 per year and are eligible for renewal for up to three years. RFP deadline is November 9, 2018.
GROTON, CT -- Chelsea Groton Bank is proud to announce the renaming of the Bank’s community education program to Chelsea University.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Bank of America recently came together in Connecticut as part of Bank of America’s fifth annual Global Build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- From businesses with generations of contributions in the region and state to those who just opened their doors last spring, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce sought to honor them all at its annual Business Leadership Awards Thursday. The chamber’s highest honor of the day—the Community Leadership award— went to the Tagliatela family who has has given its name and its money, through the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation.
HARTFORD, CT -- CCP gives updates on civic engagement efforts by Connecticut funders and nonprofits (two events are on October 3, so register today!); and current Federal developments on: the Public Charge for Immigrants; regulations in response to the SALT workarounds; and the Johnson Amendment.