Funder Networks

CCP convenes members around areas of interest, geography, foundation type and organizational position to build relationships, learn from one another, and influence grantmaking.

Affinity Groups

Representatives of member organizations who share similar areas of focus meet to discuss shared issues that can lead to improved grantmaking, collaboration, possible joint action, and advocacy. These groups are led by chairs and vice chairs from the participating membership.

  • CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative is a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy for which the Council serves as fiscal agent and manager. The Collaborative comprises 21 funders from around the state who bring many years of experience in supporting and operating programs that serve the needs of children and families.
  • Connecticut Funder Collaborative to Promote Civic Engagement works together to strengthen democracy and community connections through investments in civic engagement.
  • CCP convenes the Workforce Affinity Group to support member grantmakers who are interested in learning about workforce issues and its intersection with or investments by philanthropy.

Peer Networks

Peer Networks offer Council members the opportunity to come together with funding colleagues at like organizations or with similar jobs to share best practices, information about grantmaking priorities, and current challenges and solutions. Leadership of each group comes from the participating members. Click on the links below to explore the possibilities.

Regional Networks

Regional meetings offer grantmakers who reside or fund in specific areas of the state the opportunity to connect with one another and learn about and discuss issues specific to their region. Leadership of each group comes from the participating members. Regular meetings encourage networking and strengthen philanthropic collaboration and exchange. Meetings are hosted by members in the regions.

Chart from Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problem" by Patricia Bowie, a companion piece to Co-Creations: Viewing Partnerships Through a New Lens, a case study of the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.