Nonprofit Staff

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Impact Fairfield County Announces 2020 Grant Opportunity

NORWALK, CT -- Impact Fairfield County is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant opportunity.  Grants will be awarded to non-profits for significant projects or programs that reach under-served populations and highlight unmet needs in our area.  It is anticipated that Impact Fairfield County will award 1-2 grants of $100,000 each. Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted online from October 16 through November 13, 2019.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
CT Philanthropy Digest - AUGUST 2019

The AUGUST 2019 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - Foundation Releases Guide to Community and Clinical Partnerships; BOA and Housatonic Community Foundation Partner to Advance Women in Tech; Cigna Foundation Announces Availability of $5 Million in Grants to Reduce Child Food Insecurity; New Fund Awards More than $1 M in First Round of Local Grant Funding; High School Manufacturing Academy and Foundation Launch MET Fund; Plus -- POLICY UPDATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; GRANTS and RFPS; PEOPLE; and JOBS!

Monday, July 15, 2019
Federal Tax Cut, State Budget Problems Have Hurt Connecticut Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT --A federal tax law reducing the incentive for charitable giving and Connecticut’s continual budget woes are putting a squeeze on the state’s nonprofits, according to experts in the field. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance surveyed the state’s nonprofits earlier this year and found 43 percent received or expected to receive fewer donations in 2019 as a result of federal tax law changes, according to data published in May. Individual charitable giving nationwide increased 6 percent from 2015 to 2016, but it decreased 4.5 percent in Connecticut, from $3.81 billion to $3.32 billion, according to CCP’s Connecticut Giving Reports from 2018 and 2019.