Policy News

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Public Policy Update - February 2016

HARTFORD, CT -- The Public Policy Update for February 2016 features National and State updates on issues important to philanthropy including the Call for a Nationwide Debate on Nonprofit and Foundation Advocacy Needs and the Governor's State Budget Revisions.

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.