Nonprofit Staff

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Get Out the Vote: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Is Accepting Applications for a new civic engagement grants program

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation's new, nonpartisan initiative is designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised. FCCF’s Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program offers support to nonprofits to boost local efforts to engage underrepresented voters in Fairfield County. Applications due by July 27, 2018.

Monday, July 9, 2018
44 Towns Deny Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT — Every four years since 1965, nonprofits have been required to remind municipal tax assessors why they should be exempt from property taxes. But according to a member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, municipalities have been denying those tax exemptions on an increasing basis. About two thirds of the 35 nonprofits responding to the survey said their properties - which had a history of being tax exempt and had no changes of use - were suddenly being denied tax exemptions in 44 towns.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Total Charitable Donations In Connecticut Rises; Number Of Individuals Giving Falls

HARTFORD, CT -- Total charitable donations are on the rise in Connecticut, but fewer people are giving, a report released last week from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy found. In its Connecticut Giving Report, the council shared how both individuals and foundations gave more money in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Giving from foundations rose from $1.02 billion in 2014 to $1.2 billion in 2015, while individual donations rose from $3.4 billion to $3.48 billion over the same period.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
CT Philanthropy Digest - June 2018

The JUNE 2018 DIGEST includes feature headlines: $5 Billion Marks a High Point in Connecticut Giving By Individuals and Foundations; Tauck Family Foundation Honored with Philanthropy Award; CCP Conference and Keynotes Inspire Leadership and Collaboration; CT Data Collaborative to Work with Nonprofits on Data Literacy; DataHaven Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Innovation Awards; Plan Now to Recognize Black Philanthropy Month in August; AND regular topics -- POLICY UPDATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; SCHOLARSHIP NEWS LINKS; GRANTS & RFPS; EVENTS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; PEOPLE and JOBS IN PHILANTHROPY!