HARTFORD, CT -- CCP President Karla Fortunato and Erika Frank, Senior Community Investments Officer for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, comment on the changes made to the grantmaking processes in the current COVID-19 crisis.
HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has teamed with employment search engine Indeed to create a state-specific online portal to link those who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic with employers as the economy reopens. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday the portal is the first of its kind in the country and part of a new program called the CT Back to Work Initiative, which also will include an online job fair and online job training programs for the approximately 610,000 state residents who have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.
NEW YORK, NY -- There is near-universal consensus that early-childhood education programs can break cycles of poverty and lead to lasting upward mobility. But funders say they have always been fragile, and have only become more so due to COVID-19. Early care and education do not receive much public investment compared to K-12 public education. The result is a patchworked system—if you can call it a system—kept afloat by various sources of revenue. Most early care and education providers teetered at the financial edge, with a month or two of reserves on hand even before the crisis. Weeks of closure have likely led to permanent closures for thousands of child care centers.
HARTFORD, CT -- During its April board meeting, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy elected Elaine V. Mintz, vice president of operations, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, as its new board chair to succeed outgoing chair Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy, Webster Bank. In addition, CCP welcomes six newly elected members to the Board of Directors.
The Spring 2020 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - CCP Supports Funders and Nonprofits in Response to COVID-19; CCP Welcomes New Officers and Board Members and Thanks Long-standing Directors for Their Leadership; Philanthropic Organizations Partner with State to Distribute PPE; #GivingTuesdayNow and The Great Give®; and COVID-19 FUNDER RESPONSE; FUNDER COVID-19 NEWS LINKS; POLICY UPDATE; COVID-19 RELATED VIRTUAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES; THE POWER OF GOOD PEOPLE; and JOBS!
HARTFORD, CT -- “There have been an increasing number of towns that have been incorrectly assessing property taxes on community nonprofits that are by law property tax exempt,” said Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, which represents hundreds of nonprofits statewide. “It’s a cynical play, and it’s one that violates something that for hundreds of years has been the case in Connecticut.”