CCP Founding Members

As part of #CCP50, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is acknowledging its founding and early members. In 1969, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) was founded in Hartford with just 7 members as the Coordinating Council for Foundations (CCF). Today, CCP's 110 members annually grant more than $1 billion from assets of more than $8.4 billion.

CCP Founding Members

Current members bolded

  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • J. Walton Bissell Foundation
  • The Knox Foundation (Betty Knox Foundation)
  • Answorth Foundation at Hartford National Bank
  • The Trust Dept. of Connecticut Bank & Trust Company
  • Suisman Foundation
  • Howard and Bush Foundation (still provides support through a fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving)
  • Reid and Riege

CCP Early Members

  • Aetna & Aetna Foundation
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Cigna Foundation (predecessor was Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.)
  • Ensworth Charitable Fund
  • The Fund for Greater Hartford (predecessor was The Hartford Courant Foundation)
  • Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation
  • Travelers & Travelers Foundation
  • United Technologies Corporation (predecessor was United Aircraft)

CCP Early Non-Hartford Area Members

In 1997, CCF expanded membership to Greater New Haven. In 1998 the CCF became the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) to reflect its evolution to an organization serving grantmakers statewide.

  • Avangrid (predecessor was United Illuminating)
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (predecessor was the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut)
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Connecticut Community Foundation (predecessor was the Waterbury Foundation)
  • Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
  • William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  • Liberty Bank Foundation
  • Main Street Community Foundation
  • Melville Charitable Trust
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation (predecessor was the Torrington Area Foundation for Public Giving)
  • People’s United Community Foundation (People's Bank)
  • Perrin Family Foundation
  • Tauck Foundation
  • Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
  • The Tow Foundation
  • United Way of Greater New Haven
  • Webster Bank

Find Current Members in CCP's Member Directory >>