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BRISTOL, CT -- On this National Philanthropy Day, Friday, November 15, 2019, Main Street Community Foundation wants to celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in your communities, specifically through two of the Foundation’s community endowments – the Women & Girls’ Fund (WGF) and the Men & Boys’ Fund (MBF).

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WELLESLEY, MA -- The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in grants to six Connecticut non-profits to support health and wellness initiatives.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Travelers is pleased to announce that Erin Haberman has been promoted to Senior Director, Community Relations, Travelers; and Second Vice President, Travelers Foundation, effective immediately.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced its Responsive Grant awards for 2019, totaling $2,938,243, to nonprofit organizations working throughout Greater New Haven.

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HARTFORD, CT -- In an effort to engage a broader audience on the challenges and opportunities facing the Greater Hartford region, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has produced and launched a seven-part podcast series. “Disinvested: Building a Stronger Community from the Ground Up” features more than 80 interviews from Greater Hartford and beyond, including residents, journalists, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders who are involved with efforts to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

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HARTFORD, CT -- With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, the state has committed $500,000 to boost participation in the 2020 Census, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday. That will be matched by another $500,000 in philanthropic funding and more than $400,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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PRESTON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut recently announced the 2019 Community Fund grant awards, which supports the arts, and cultural and social needs of the residents and organizations of the town of Preston.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont pledged $500,000 Thursday in discretionary state funds for community outreach in the 2020 census, answering a challenge from philanthropic foundations ready to provide a matching amount. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving already has committed to give more than $400,000 to local groups. With the state funds and charitable match, the available resources for outreach in the hard-to-count tracts will be at least $1.4 million. Jay Williams, the president of the foundation, said the announcement Thursday was “absolutely a step in the right direction.” He said community foundations from New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Fairfield County and eastern Connecticut were contributing.

 

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut is among the half of states in the nation spending no money on the census, instead relying on philanthropy and networks of volunteer committees to bolster U.S. Census workers, who will try to find and count the millions of Americans who do not respond next spring. CCP President Karla Fortunato is quoted twice and along with CCP Member Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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