Benefits of Membership

Advancing philanthropy:
Transforming our community through the power of partnerships

CCP is the go-to center for connections, networks, ideas and information among a growing network of grantmakers throughout Connecticut. Members have access to targeted benefits and services and a powerful link to fellow funders who share a commitment to addressing critical issues affecting citizens and communities across the state.


Contact us:, 860-525-5585.

The power of good connections

CCP connects its members and the Connecticut philanthropic community to policy makers and engages members in public policy and advocacy activities.

  • Members are informed.
    As a member, you will receive timely, relevant information to guide your work, advocacy and planning, including notices about trending legislation and pending bills before Congress.
  • Members are supported.
    You will also gain exclusive access to CCP resources including advocacy rules, regulations and best practices, as well as skill- and knowledge-building opportunities designed to enable effective action.
  • Members are represented.
    Finally, you will benefit from CCP’s regular interactions with state officials and the media concerning issues affecting philanthropy in Connecticut.

The power of good networks

CCP supports members in a variety of ways, including making connections that leverage relationships that matter. Members with similar roles, who work in same region, or have common interests can connect to enhance their knowledge and effectiveness. These groups are member led, driven by the group’s agenda and meet regularly to advance their common goals. Current CCP member groups include:

Peer Networking

  • Community Foundation CEOs
  • Communications
  • Program Officers
  • Foundation Administrators

Regional Networking

  • Fairfield County Funders
  • Greater Hartford Funders
  • Eastern Connecticut Funders

Funder Collaboratives

  • Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
  • Connecticut Funder Collaborative to Promote Civic Engagement

​The power of effective philanthropy

As a member, you will have full access to a robust annual calendar of programs designed to inform, inspire and connect members more deeply to their work and to each other. Members regularly collaborate with CCP to deliver briefings about a specific issue or grantmaking priority. CCP offers programs that enhance our member’s understanding of and knowledge about philanthropy through skill-building opportunities led by experts in the field. Recent programs include:

The power of good ideas

Members have access to research, knowledge and expertise through CCP’s national network of more than 5,500 grantmaking organizations and philanthropy serving organizations. Members can also use CCP’s communication channels to expand their reach, gain additional visibility, and connect with other members.

We customize your membership. All CCP members:

  • receive personal, professional and prompt service from CCP staff to tap into a wealth of local, regional and national information.
  • gain proprietary access to the CCP’s website, a resource for current and thoughtful philanthropic information and resources.
  • participate in and receive the results of sector surveys to help inform our sector.
  • enroll in peer list serves and receive notices about important research, data and other information.
  • post job opportunities on the CCP Job Board to assist with search and recruitment.
  • post Grant Opportunities and Requests for Proposals to widely share information.
  • distribute press announcements, opportunities, research and relevant news to a diverse audience interested in the philanthropic sector by making use of the newsroom, website, social media, and publications.
  • access contact information for other members through the Member Directory.

The power of good information

Members receive CCP news and the latest Connecticut philanthropic information, resources and updates on a regular basis. Through CCP’s alliances and partnerships, members are informed about issues, conferences, webinars and new resources from and pertaining to the philanthropic sector.

The power of good investments

Member Discounts

CCP has a relationship with the United Philanthropy Forum which provides several discount opportunities for CCP members. We have highlighted a few popular discounts below. For a full list, CLICK HERE and scroll down to “Vendor Discounts: For philanthropy-serving organizations and your members.” If you would like to learn more, contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.

Membership Logo

Members may display the following logo on their website or as part of an email signature as an indication of their commitment to and participation in the philanthropic sector in Connecticut.


Contact us:, 860-525-5585.