Funder Networks

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

Issue-Focused Groups

Health Affinity Group is focused on best practices, discussions, and emerging opportunities on topics related to health, health policy, and health grantmaking. 

Housing Affinity Group brings private and public funders together to focus on structural and racial inequities related to housing instability, homelessness, and supportive services and to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut. 

Workforce Affinity Group is convened to support member grantmakers who are interested in learning about workforce issues and its intersection with or investments by philanthropy.

Peer Networks

Communications Network - For communications staff and those responsible for communications.

Community Foundation CEO Network - For CEOs of member community foundations throughout the state.

Development and Donor Relations Network – For all members of development and donor relations staff.

Foundation Administrator Network - For foundation administrators, operations staff and executive assistants.

Organizational Capacity Builders Network - For members who work on capacity-building efforts to strengthen nonprofits and grassroots groups. 

Philanthropy Professionals of Color Network -  For all members in the sector who identify as people of color, inclusive of the many colors and shades that exist for Black, Brown and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities.

Program and Grantmaking Network - For staff responsible for program and grantmaking.

Scholarship Providers Network – For member institutions that provide college scholarship opportunities in Connecticut.

Regional Networks

Fairfield County Funder Network – For members headquartered or funding specifically in Fairfield County.

Greater Hartford Funder Network - For members headquartered or funding specifically in Greater Hartford.

New Networks
Family Foundation Network – For family foundation members, their executive leadership, trustees, and staff.

Corporate Giving Network – For corporate giving programs and corporate foundations and their staff and leadership.

Information, Technology & Operations Network – For members leading information, technology, and operations support at their foundations. 

Small-Staffed Foundation Network - For foundations with minimal staff (or none at all) to discuss ways to improve and sustain their philanthropic activities. 

Funder Collaboratives

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.

Supporting Organizing Work- CT is a funders collaborative that believes community organizing is a process that builds collective power and leadership (i.e. the ability to act and decide) among community members to bring about systemic and structural change for social and racial justice.