Equity and Inclusion

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Momentum Fund Announces $8.5 Million in Grants

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Momentum Fund announced today that it has awarded $8.5 million in grants to 129 501(c)(3) organizations around the country managing COVID-19 relief funds that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic that continues to ravage these communities. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hartford Foundation and First Book Award $1 Million in Grants to Six Connecticut School Districts for Computers and Home Internet Access, Funded by The LEGO Group and The LEGO Foundation

HARTFORD, CT -- Six school districts in Connecticut will begin the school year with new Chromebooks and home Internet connectivity, enabling distance learning for the first time for nearly 3,000 students from underserved communities. The $1 million initiative will support students in kindergarten through Grade 5 in the Bloomfield, East Hartford, Manchester, Vernon, Windsor, and Windsor Locks school districts. The grants, awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and made possible through funding from The LEGO Group and The LEGO Foundation, are being distributed by First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
New CEO Named at Connecticut Health Foundation, Cites Current Crisis as Evidence of Progress Yet to be Achieved

HARTFORD, CT -- “While Connecticut has made significant progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure that all of us receive equitable care and an equal opportunity to be our healthiest selves.” That observation from Tiffany Donelson, as she was named as the next president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, reflects both the many years of leadership by the Foundation, and the challenges that have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.