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Community Foundation Tops Last Year's Grant Awards with Highest Amount Yet

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05/23/2018

NEW LONDON, CT – The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has issued its latest round of charitable grants made throughout the eastern Connecticut region totaling $1,989,319. These latest grants are made possible by the Foundation’s generous donors throughout the region, and bring its year-to-date charitable community investments to $3.7 million.

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The Ensworth Charitable Foundation Supports Hartford Public Library’s Lifelong Learning for Older Adults

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05/22/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The Ensworth Charitable Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 to Hartford Public Library in support of its Lifelong Learning for Older Adults program. All classes are free and open to the public and specifically target the Hartford community over the age of 55.

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CHEFA Awards FY 2018 Grants

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05/18/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- CHEFA, The Connecticut Health and Educational  Facilities Authority is pleased to announce the FY 2018 Nonprofit Grant Program award winners.  The CHEFA Board of Directors met on May 16, 2018 and voted to award $1,048,238 in grant

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Foundation’s $30,000 Grant to FoodCorps Will Give Waterbury and Naugatuck Schoolchildren Creative, Hands-On Lessons in Healthy Eating

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05/16/2018

WATERBURY­, CT -- A $30,000 grant from Connecticut Community Foundation to the Connecticut affiliate of FoodCorps, a national organization that connects kids to healthy foods, will give schoolchildren in four Waterbury and Naugatuck schools hands-on lessons in healthy eating in order to promote their preferences for fruits and vegetables—and improve overall nutrition and wellness.  The award is among 51 new grants totaling $366,600 made by the Foundation in their April grant round to nonprofit organizations serving communities in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

Hartford Foundation Sponsors Report on K-12 School District Regionalization

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05/15/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- As Connecticut continues to respond to budget challenges and declining school enrollment, some school districts have been considering regionalizing their K-12 education services as a way to reduce costs. In an effort to get a clearer understanding of the potential educational and community impacts of school and district regionalization, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has sponsored a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of K-12 regionalization to help inform those efforts. The literature review focuses on what is known about the effects of K-12 regionalization on education expenditures and educational achievement, based on recent empirical studies.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Invests in Economic and Community Development in the North End

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05/14/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded Upper Albany Main Street a three-year $287,000 grant that will allow the organization to bring on additional staff to oversee the administrative aspects of the the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project.

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