Philanthropy News

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
American Eagle Financial Credit Union Announces Donations to Eight Public School Districts

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) continues its long-standing support of public schools in Connecticut with its donation of eight $1,000 grants to each of the school districts in its service areas. The $8,000 donation is being made through the American Eagle Donor Advised Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
blumshapiro Foundation Donates $24K to Support New England Food Banks

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, blumshapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm in New England, is giving back to the communities it serves by donating a total of $24,000 to non-profit organizations operating in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Friday, June 12, 2020
Child Care and Early Education Providers Are in Crisis. How Are Funders Responding?

NEW YORK, NY -- There is near-universal consensus that early-childhood education programs can break cycles of poverty and lead to lasting upward mobility. But funders say they have always been fragile, and have only become more so due to COVID-19. Early care and education do not receive much public investment compared to K-12 public education. The result is a patchworked system—if you can call it a system—kept afloat by various sources of revenue. Most early care and education providers teetered at the financial edge, with a month or two of reserves on hand even before the crisis. Weeks of closure have likely led to permanent closures for thousands of child care centers.

Friday, April 24, 2020
Governor Lamont Announces $3 Million Donation of Personal Protective Equipment by Raytheon Technologies to Connecticut for Use by First Responders and Health Care Professionals

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Raytheon Technologies – the recently merged company consisting of Raytheon Company and United Technologies – is donating more than $3 million worth of charter transportation and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the State of Connecticut’s relief supplies, which will be distributed by the state to first responders and front line health care professionals.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Connecticut Restaurant Association launches hospitality relief fund

FARMINGTON, CT -- The Connecticut Restaurant Association launched a relief fund Wednesday to help hospitality workers throughout the state, and will distribute individual $500 grants to employees whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund will be supported by private, community, and individual donations.