Policy News

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Gov. Malloy and White House Drug Policy Director Announce New Pay for Success Initiative

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, White House National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, Commissioner on Children, Youth and Families Rafael López, Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz, and other federal and local officials announced an innovative new strategy, Pay for Success (Social Impact Bonds) to be launched in Connecticut to better serve hundreds of families struggling with the effects of substance use.

Monday, January 11, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Spending Deadlines on Donor-Advised Funds Would Be a Mistake

WATERBURY, CT -- Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, co-authored an opinion piece with three of her national community foundation colleagues about donor-advised funds. They give several reasons why timed payouts for donor-advised funds would be bad public policy and would fail to achieve the outcome that critics seek.

Monday, December 21, 2015
Congress Passes Bipartisan Spending, Tax Legislation; Charitable Giving Incentives Made Permanent

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Council of Nonprofits reports that late last Friday, President Obama signed into law bipartisan legislation that funds the government through the current fiscal year (until September 30, 2016) and changes a significant number of tax provisions. Three charitable giving incentives are restored and made permanent in the tax portion of the law, originally titled the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act).