NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Waveny Park Conservancy, with a $18,000 grant from New Canaan Community Foundation and a $2,500 contribution from New Canaan Rotary Club, has contructed two new bridges on the grounds and made other grounds and trails improvements.
Environment & Animals
NEW LONDON, CT -- Maryam Elahi, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, contributed an opinion editorial about the how preserving and investing in natural spaces improves our mental and physical well-being and provides tremendous economic benefits as well.
LOWER CT RIVER VALLEY – The Rockfall Foundation will host an information session for its 2018 grant cycle on Wednesday, September 13 at 5 pm at the deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown. Applications are due by November 9.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, including a $15,000 award from the foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. The funds will be used to support the Zoo’s teen program, Conservation Discovery Corps (CDC).
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation has recently begun a multiyear renovation effort to preserve its 1790s deKoven House headquarters and potentially open up even more available office space for environmentally-focused nonprofit organizations. Rockfall recently received a $10,700 grant from the 1772 Foundation and Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation that, with a required match from the organization, will pay for masonry work, painting and other exterior repairs.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -– The Rockfall Foundation recently announced the launch of a special campaign to commemorate 45 years of environmental grant making and support programs for students in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. The Fostering Future Stewards campaign will fund environmental education for kindergarten through 8th grade students with multi-year grants to schools for school-time, after school or summer programs.