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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

Friday, September 7, 2018
Norwalk Joins Sustainable CT Effort

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition. The town of Thomaston joined the initiative in July. Three Connecticut philanthropies – The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program’s development and launch.

Monday, August 20, 2018
New Funding for Critically Conscious Youth Development

NEW HAVEN, CT --The  Perrin Family Foundation has launched the Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) grant program. PFF developed this multi-year grant making and capacity building opportunity with the intention of sharing a framework that introduces a new lens for youth development programs, focused on centering identity, lived experience, and political education as a core competency.

Monday, July 16, 2018
HSS Receives $5.6 Million Grant to Support Genomics Research to Prevent and Repair Tissue Damage

NEW YORK, NY -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), known for its leadership in musculoskeletal care, is at the forefront of functional genomics for autoimmune diseases thanks to pioneering research being conducted by investigators in the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. The Rosensweig Center was established in 2013 through the visionary partnership of The Tow Foundation. The Tow Foundation has pledged an additional $5.6 million to transform the Center's impact by highlighting translational research and expanding its focus from autoimmune disease to more broadly address the major musculoskeletal conditions which are seen every day at HSS. The goals of this new work are to prevent and repair musculoskeletal tissue damage related to acute or chronic injury, aging, and autoimmunity and inflammation.

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.