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Connecticut’s effort to bolster statewide workforce initiatives received a major commitment by the CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA).  A total of $1M in grant funding was awarded by CHEFA’s Board of Directors at their January 19th meeting.

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Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Data Collaborative has announced that Jasmine Honegan, a Hartford native and current New Haven resident, has joined the organization as Data Engagement Specialist. 

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HARTFORD, CT (December 8, 2021) The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) Board of Directors recently voted to award $1,050,056 in grant funding to sixteen organizations throughout Connecticut.

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Hartford, CT – Ellen Carter, an experienced leader in nonprofits and philanthropy, is joining the Connecticut Health Foundation as vice president of program. She will oversee the foundation’s programmatic strategy, which includes grantmaking, policy, strategic communications, leadership, and evaluation.

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Waterbury, CT - Connecticut Community Foundation’s members have elected four community leaders with a history of service in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills to join their Board of Trustees. Avery Gaddis, Tomas Olivo, Jean Solomon and Saran D. White will join a board composed of local residents from across 21 towns in the Foundation’s service area.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy today announced the election of two new members to the organization’s Board of Directors effective July 2021. Alexis Bivens and Elysa Gordon add a myriad of experiences to the Council board and are a welcome addition. 

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(Norwalk, CT) — For the past several years, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation have been working together on collective strategies to help dismantle structural and systemic racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility in their communities. In support of these efforts, the trio of Connecticut community foundations have hired Cesar Aleman to serve as Director of the CUOC.

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NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced today grants of $2,306,126 in support of four strategic priorities: youth empowerment, basic needs and rights, environmental conservation and education, and animal welfare.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring that charitable dollars held in donor-advised funds (DAFs) are disbursed to working charities more quickly.

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