Disaster Relief

Applications for Grant Funding Now Available to Local Non-Profit Organizations Helping Victims of Hurricane Maria

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02/15/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- With the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund well on its way to $50,000 in donations, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and American Savings Foundation – which teamed together in late September to establish the fund in the wake of the devastating storm – have announced that the grant application process has been opened to non-profit organizations in the Greater New Britain area seeking assistance with relocation efforts of hurricane victims.

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Hartford Foundation Provides $200,000 To Help Hurricane Refugees Avoid Homelessness

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02/13/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Refugee families from Puerto Rico who are dropped from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s transitional housing program may be eligible for assistance through a $200,000 grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The foundation announced this week that it is making the award to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, just as 37 families in the state — as of Wednesday — were expected to lose the FEMA or state aid that is supporting them at various hotels around the state, including Hartford’s Red Roof Inn.

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Hartford Foundation’s Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund Awards First Grants to Support Newly Relocated Residents from Natural Disaster Areas

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02/05/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- This month, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving approved three grants totaling $30,000 to three local agencies: Capitol Region Education Council ($10,000), Catholic Charities ($10,000), and The Salvation Army of Southern New England ($10,000). These grants will help to meet a variety of critical, basic needs (e.g., public transportation passes, housing deposits, furniture, food and clothing) to newly relocated residents from natural disaster areas.

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Goya Foods Donates to Hartford Relief Center

Release Date: 
01/14/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Thanks to Goya Foods, Inc. and its Goya Gives campaign, displaced families served by Hartford's the Centro de Ayuda Para Nuestros Amigos Caribeños (Relief Center for our Caribbean Friends) had a reason to celebrate the new year. The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) manages the relief center, which opened on November 1. The Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving was instrumental in securing the
generous donation from Goya Foods.

An Update on the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

Release Date: 
01/10/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Since establishing the fund within 48 hours of the devastating hurricane hitting the island of Puerto Rico we’ve collected $41,428 in gifts and grants from individuals and organizations including support from our own foundation and the American Savings Foundation. An additional $7,500 was granted and designated by our Foundation for local efforts raising our total amounted committed to $48,928.

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State Workers In New Britain Aid Hurricane Relief Fund

Release Date: 
01/04/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Workers at Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium have donated $1,500 to help the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund. After the hurricane, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain joined with the American Savings Foundation and the Human Resources Agency of New Britain to create the Hurricane Maria Fund.

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Area Foundations Rally Support for Puerto Rican Families Relocating to Greater Waterbury After Hurricanes

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12/27/2017

WATERBURY, CT -- Following the recent hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, hundreds of people have relocated to Connecticut — particularly to urban centers such as Greater Waterbury. Connecticut Community Foundation and the American Savings Foundation are rallying philanthropic dollars to help hurricane survivors settle into local communities and get the assistance they need while rebuilding happens back home in Puerto Rico.

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Light in the Darkness: A Fundraising Campaign to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

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12/18/2017

PUERTO RICO -- Inside Philanthropy reports on the status Puerto Rico recovery and the funding status of both the public and private sectors. The rush of the daily news cycle can obscure the fact that to this date, millions of American citizens are still facing a humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico's path to recovery has been a slow one, exacerbated by a stuttering response from the federal government.

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