Civil Rights, Social Action

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Behind a Community Funder's Foray into Voter Engagement

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) in Connecticut, is pairing mini-grants to local nonprofits with programming to encourage voter registration prior to November 6. FCCF’s Get Out the Vote program is its first foray into voter engagement, and it reflects this community funder’s new commitment to advocacy and public policy work. Inside Philanthropy reviews FCCF's Get Out the Vote program and mentions the new statewide funder collaborative for civic engagement currently being driven by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Get Out the Vote: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Is Accepting Applications for a new civic engagement grants program

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation's new, nonpartisan initiative is designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised. FCCF’s Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program offers support to nonprofits to boost local efforts to engage underrepresented voters in Fairfield County. Applications due by July 27, 2018.