BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the 2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.
HARTFORD, CT -- In May 2017, Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, came to Hartford and announced a surprise in the form of a $50,000 matching grant to the Latino Endowment Fund (LEF) at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Less than two years after Ibargüen’s announcement, the Latino Endowment Fund is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised $50,000 making it eligible for the dollar for dollar grant, thus doubling the matching contribution from new or renewing memberships and other donations.
NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced the launch of the new Fairfield County’s Giving Day WHY I GIVE video contest to give nonprofits participating in Giving Day the opportunity to truly sizzle, spread their message and create awareness for their missions. Contest video submissions can be made from Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:00am ET through Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.
NORWALK, CT -- Scholarships through FCCF are available for high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students residing in Bridgeport; Easton; Fairfield; Monroe; Milford; Shelton; Stratford; Trumbull and Westport.The application deadline is March 21, 2019.
HARTFORD, CT -- Jay Williams, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, gives his perspective on recindivisim, talks about the Foundation's support of the new Reentry Welcome Center in Hartford and the Connecticut’s Commission on Equity and Opportunity's new report, and mentions a new documentary that "will help to bring the voices of returning citizens that are seldom heard to audiences."
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah Brown-Dean to serve as chair and Flemming “Nick” Norcott Jr. as vice chair.