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I am Family Philanthropy: William Graustein

The National Center for Family Philanthropy's new video series, I Am Family Philanthropy, shared the reflections of CCP member William Graustein of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. Bill reflects on his father's legacy and the history of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. He also shares how the Community Leadership Program in New Haven, CT is helping the community connect and build relationships across boundaries of difference.

Family Foundation News

Thursday, July 5, 2018
New Reach Out and Read Research Underway in Connecticut

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Three Funders Join Forces with The Groundtruth Project to Place Local Reporters in Host Newsrooms

BOSTON, MA -- The Tow Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have partnered with GroundTruth to support Report for America in its efforts to place 1,000 local reporters in host newsrooms across America over the next five years. The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news organization that supports and inspires a new generation of journalists, will receive a total of $650,000 in multi-year funding for its new initiative.

Monday, February 5, 2018
Tauck Family Foundation Grant Deadline is March 18

BRIGEPORT, CT -- The Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications from organizations and initiatives committed to equipping the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life. All application materials are due by March 28, 2018.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Greater New Haven and Fairfield Area Launch Sustainable CT

GREATER NEW HAVEN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT -- Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its regional launch at two events in the Fairfield and New Haven areas on January 9th, one at the Comstock Community Center, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m., and the other in Bowers Auditorium at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at 6:30 p.m.  The initiative was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Three Connecticut philanthropies – the New Haven-based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program's development and launch.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Multimedia Exhibit Focuses On West Hartford's Diversity

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- A new multimedia exhibit will put West Hartford's diverse population on display. The project was developed over the last year by town employees Roszena Haskins, the town's director of adult and continuing education, and Kerry Jones, director of elementary education, after receiving a $50,000 grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
"Inspiring Equity" Multimedia Exhibit to be Unveiled at West Hartford Town Hall

WEST HARTFORD — When Roszena Haskins and Kerry Jones first heard that their proposed storytelling grant application was approved last November, they were ecstatic. With a $50,000 Inspiring Equity grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, the grant coordinators set out to find a unique approach to bring the community together through the lens of individual and collective stories. Now, one year later, the product of this initiative will be unveiled in a high-tech, multi-media exhibit that will be shared on Dec. 14 and 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street. The exhibit is free and open to all.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
New Program to Help Towns Become More Sustainable

HARTFORD, CT -- Three Connecticut foundations, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation and Common Sense Fund, are helping to make Connecticut more sustatainable. More than 200 municipal, business and nonprofit leaders partnered with Eastern Connecticut State University, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and CCM over the last year to create Sustainable CT.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Edible Campus Program To Double Produce Output with New Farm

SANTA BRABARA, CA -- The Edible Campus Program at the University of Santa Barbara hopes to break ground on a student farm by the end of the year, which would double the amount of produce grown by the program. The program has come from groups such as the Lawson Valentine Foundation, UC Global Food Initiative, Johnson Ohana Foundation, individual donors, A.S. Coastal Fund, and the Green Initiative Fund.