Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting

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.

Friday, February 1, 2019
Drug Money: No One Lining Up to Return Sackler Donations

STAMFORD, CT -- For decades, some of the country’s leading universities, museums and hospitals have opened wings, halls and new buildings bearing the name Sackler. But the shine has come off the letters embedded in all that marble and granite, as members of the Sackler family have become targets for a growing number of prosecutors and protesters pursuing their company, Purdue Pharma. CCP President Karla Fortunato is quotes several times in the article.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
What It Takes for a Foundation to Achieve Success: Essential Ingredients and Lessons Learned

FARMINGTON, CT -- Children's Fund of Connecticut and Child Health and Development Institute President and CEO Jeffrey Vanderploeg teamed up with past president and CEO Judith Meyers to share tips for running a successful foundation in the January issue of Grant Makers in Health. Their article was based on CHDI's Celebrating 20 Years publication and includes five key components and nine lessons learned.