Community Improvement & Capacity

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.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Eastern Connecticut Collaborates with Five CT Community Foundations to Support New Journalism Series on Impact of State Fiscal Crisis

NEW LONDON, CT -- A collaboration of six Connecticut community foundations has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Connecticut Mirror to support two journalism series and statewide community conversations.  This effort will explore the long-term impact of Connecticut’s fiscal crisis on the nonprofit sector and the impact of wealth disparities in Connecticut.

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