Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting

Friday, April 19, 2019
Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has elected three new board members to join the Foundation’s already-strong team of volunteers. Elected to serve new multi-year board terms were John Cookley, Dr. Camelia Lawrence, and Dr. Zulma Toro.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Get ready to “Give Local” on April 23 and 24!

WATERBURY, CT -- Record-breaking generosity has been the hallmark of Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills since it began in 2013. On April 23 and 24, Connecticut Community Foundation will again host the 36-hour online giving event, which will benefit more local charities serving the region than ever: 265 of them this year!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Latino Endowment Fund Successfully Raises $50,000 to Receive Matching Grant from the Knight Foundation

HARTFORD, CT -- In May 2017, Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, came to Hartford and announced a surprise in the form of a $50,000 matching grant to the Latino Endowment Fund (LEF) at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Less than two years after Ibargüen’s announcement, the Latino Endowment Fund is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised $50,000 making it eligible for the dollar for dollar grant, thus doubling the matching contribution from new or renewing memberships and other donations.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019 Launches New WHY I GIVE Video Contest!

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced the launch of the new Fairfield County’s Giving Day WHY I GIVE video contest to give nonprofits participating in Giving Day the opportunity to truly sizzle, spread their message and create awareness for their missions. Contest video submissions can be made from Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:00am ET through Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.