PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit organization, announced it is expanding its partnership with Cigna through a $100,000 grant from the Cigna Foundation and the naming of a Cigna executive to its Board of Directors to help drive health and wellness programming. Operating in 12 major cities coast to coast, Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.
Housing & Shelter
TORRINGTON, CT -- The Care Closet, a new resource for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in unstable housing, opened at Torrignton High School earlier this month. a committed group of THS students that helped to create the Care Closet, also formed a Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) group, which is supported by the Northwestern Connecticut Community Foundation (NWCCF) this year.
STAMFORD, CT - At a ceremony held on May 23rd at Norwalk Community College, Pacific House received a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000. These funds will support the Pacific House shelter emergency meals program, which provides two nutritious meals served daily to the 60-100 homeless men and young adults that come to the shelter each day.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Executives from the Avangrid Foundation joined Bridgeport Rescue Mission staff on Friday to officially unveil a newly upgraded kitchen, including a new walk-in refrigerator installed with support from a Foundation grant. The $35,000 grant from the Foundation, which is the charitable foundation of the parent of United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, allowed BRM to install an energy-efficient walk-in refrigerator as part of a larger project to upgrade its commercial kitchen.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Melville Charitable Trust is honored to support the work of their grantee partners who are committed to permanent and proven solutions to end homelessness in America. Grants totaling $2,125,606 were approved by the Melville Board at their April 2017 meeting.
Inside Philanthropy writes on homelessness and the hopeful thought that " Maybe philanthropy can finally help solve this problem by ensuring that the homeless have access to appropriate housing." CCP member, the Melville Charitable Trust, and Connecticut's Reaching Home Campaign are mentioned as having impact on the issue.