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Draper Foundation Fund Provides $664,800 in Support of Area Nonprofits

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06/21/2018

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.

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Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the VoteCivic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote

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06/18/2018

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.

Danbury Early College Opportunity Program at Danbury High Gets $30K Grant

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06/15/2018

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.

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Latino Endowment Fund Hosts Event on Puerto Rico Hurricanes and Impact on Greater Hartford

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06/14/2018

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.

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New Connecticut Community Foundation Grants Open Doors to 23 Community Events

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06/13/2018

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.

CT Data Collaborative to Work with Nonprofits on Data Literacy

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06/11/2018

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.

Nutmeg Nuggets: Philanthropic Group is Foundation; for Nutmeg, Other Nonprofits

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06/07/2018

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 Community Foundation Gives to Stamford Crisis Center

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06/01/2018

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.

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