Housing & Shelter

Monday, January 14, 2019
Connecticut Community Foundation Awards $96,000 in Grants to Support the Economic Vitality of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

WATERBURY, CT -- Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $96,000 to ten nonprofit organizations serving residents of 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. With these grants, the Foundation aims to build people’s pathways from poverty to prosperity and to support diverse and robust neighborhood, city and regional economies.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Local Nonprofit Columbus House Named 2018 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder®

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Bank of America has named Columbus House as its 2018 Neighborhood Builder® grant recipient in Southern Connecticut. Columbus House was selected for its work in assisting those experiencing homelessness in the region by providing not only shelter and housing, but also by offering a comprehensive array of services designed to help people identify and overcome those issues that contributed to their homelessness.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

NEW YORK, NY -- The Melville Charitable Trusts' work in reducing homelessness in Connecticut is included in this article about how small foundations can make a big impact in their grantmaking. Janice Elliot, Executive director is quoted as she explains their startegy of inviting larger foundations to collaborate and pool funds for the A Way Home America, national group working to end homelessness among the young.