DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that volunteers in the SAVE (Seniors Add Valuable Experience) Program have completed 8,567 hours in the last year, service valued at $211,519.33 to the city of Danbury.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Candis Gould has joined its team as Grants Manager.
NEW YORK, NY -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), known for its leadership in musculoskeletal care, is at the forefront of functional genomics for autoimmune diseases thanks to pioneering research being conducted by investigators in the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. The Rosensweig Center was established in 2013 through the visionary partnership of The Tow Foundation. The Tow Foundation has pledged an additional $5.6 million to transform the Center's impact by highlighting translational research and expanding its focus from autoimmune disease to more broadly address the major musculoskeletal conditions which are seen every day at HSS. The goals of this new work are to prevent and repair musculoskeletal tissue damage related to acute or chronic injury, aging, and autoimmunity and inflammation.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Courant reports on James Jeter a year after his early release from prison. Jeter, now 38, plans to attend Trinity College in the fall. He works for Dwight Hall’s Yale Prison Education Initiative, a post funded by the Tow Foundation, organizing workshops and panels about incarceration and re-entry.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.
BOSTON, MA -- The Tow Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have partnered with GroundTruth to support Report for America in its efforts to place 1,000 local reporters in host newsrooms across America over the next five years. The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news organization that supports and inspires a new generation of journalists, will receive a total of $650,000 in multi-year funding for its new initiative.
BRIGEPORT, CT -- The Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications from organizations and initiatives committed to equipping the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life. All application materials are due by March 28, 2018.
HAMDEN, CT -- The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund announces the appointment of William “Billy” Johnson as the Director of Educational Strategy.
GREATER NEW HAVEN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT -- Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its regional launch at two events in the Fairfield and New Haven areas on January 9th, one at the Comstock Community Center, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m., and the other in Bowers Auditorium at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at 6:30 p.m. The initiative was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Three Connecticut philanthropies – the New Haven-based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program's development and launch.
GREENWICH, CT -- The Greenwich Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to join “Sustainable CT,” a statewide initiative, created by towns for towns, that includes a detailed menu of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning a