TORRINGTON, CT -- The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $664,800. The Fund awarded $535,500 to 19 designated nonprofits and $129,300 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide essential programs and services for residents of Northwest Connecticut.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote Campaign is a nonpartisan initiative of the Hartford Foundation to increase the voter engagement of historically disenfranchised community members. The Request for Proposal deadline is August 1, 2018.
NORWALK, CT -- The national food rescue organization Food Rescue U.S. based in Norwalk has received a $2,500 grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation to support the expansion of the organization’s food rescue platform and in-house technology.
DANBURY, CT -- The Danbury Early College Opportunity (DECO) program at Danbury High School has received a $30,000 grant from the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF). The grant will give students in the program access to course programming that will help them in their pursuit of an Associate Degree in Computer Information Sciences.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving hosted more than 70 people at the Lyceum in Hartford on Thursday, May 31 to participate in a discussion on the local impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the Greater Hartford region. Focusing on those who had been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the convening featured a passionate discussion on how residents and organizations worked together under extremely trying circumstances to provide aid to those in need, think about what still needed to be done and how to plan for potential future challenges.
BRISTOL, CT -- The 2018 Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients will be furthering their education in the fields of business, healthcare, criminal justice, journalism, education, engineering, visual arts, skilled trades and so much more.
WATERBURY, CT -- In its May grant round, Connecticut Community Foundation awarded a total of $18,800 in sponsorship grants to 23 nonprofit organizations hosting community events in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills in the coming months. The sponsored events included concerts, history tours, fundraising parties, festivals and community celebrations.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative will intensify efforts to improve the data literacy skills of nonprofit organizations through an array of workshops, courses, training, focus groups and evaluations in a multi-pronged, three-year plan that has earned the financial support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
TORRINGTON, CT -- Two now-legendary entities began in Torrington at almost the same instant in 1969 and have evolved into major institutions with important ties to each other. While Sharon Dante was launching a dance school called Nutmeg Ballet, members of the Torrington Club were starting a philanthropic group called the Torrington Area Foundation for Public Giving. Both began modestly and grew up together just a few blocks apart, changing their names over the years to become the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- At the New Canaan Community Foundation's awards ceremony at the New Canaan Library, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation. A recognition that sexual violence is a problem in every community, this generous grant will fund The Center's prevention education programming in New Canaan and surrounding communities.