TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has allocated a minimum of $55,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. Grants are made possible through the Draper Foundation Fund and the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund. Applications are due by Friday, October 11, 2019. Grants will be awarded in December 2019.
BERLIN, CT -- Comcast announced today it is significantly expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. This number includes nearly 191,000 households across the state of Connecticut.
WINSTED, CT -- Students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in need of assistance with the basic needs of life soon will have a bit more help. The institution announced Monday it has received a $6,000 grant from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, which will go to bolster its Student Emergency Fund.
Danbury Kick-Off Event on March 19 to Show How
Struggling Households Can Keep More of What They Earn
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the 2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.
ROCKY HILL, CT -- United Way Worldwide recently announced that it will lead the formation of the United for U.S. coalition, a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown.