Community Improvement & Capacity

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Announcing the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity. For decades, RSVP has effectively engaged older Americans in meeting national and community needs that deliver lasting, meaningful results. With this Notice, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older, serving in a diverse range of activities in response to local community needs. Notice of Intent to Apply is October 10, 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, June 11, 2018
CT Data Collaborative to Work with Nonprofits on Data Literacy

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative will intensify efforts to improve the data literacy skills of nonprofit organizations through an array of workshops, courses, training, focus groups and evaluations in a multi-pronged, three-year plan that has earned the financial support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hartford Foundation Sponsors Report on K-12 School District Regionalization

HARTFORD, CT -- As Connecticut continues to respond to budget challenges and declining school enrollment, some school districts have been considering regionalizing their K-12 education services as a way to reduce costs. In an effort to get a clearer understanding of the potential educational and community impacts of school and district regionalization, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has sponsored a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of K-12 regionalization to help inform those efforts. The literature review focuses on what is known about the effects of K-12 regionalization on education expenditures and educational achievement, based on recent empirical studies.

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