CT Philanthropy Digest - AUGUST 2019

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FEATURED PHILANTHROPY NEWS >>

Foundation Releases Guide to Community and Clinical Partnerships >>

BOA and Housatonic Community College Foundation Partner to Advance Women in Tech >>

Cigna Foundation Announces Availability of $5 Million in Grants to Reduce Child Food Insecurity >>

New Fund Awards More than $1 M in First Round of Local Grant Funding >>

High School Manufacturing Academy and Foundation Launch MET Fund >>

Where is #CCP50? Keeps Members Guessing - Hints Provided >>

POLICY UPDATE >>

PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS >>

EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES >>

GRANTS and RFPS >>

THE POWER OF GOOD PEOPLE >>

JOBS LISTINGS >>

ABOUT CCP and the CONNECTICUT PHILANTHROPY DIGEST >>           


  FEATURED PHILANTHROPY NEWS   


Foundation Releases Guide to Community and Clinical Partnerships

Connecticut Health Foundation's new report, Making Community and Clinical Integration Work: A Guide for Moving from Idea to Implementation, aims to help social service organizations and clinical care providers build partnerships to address the many factors that influence people’s health. The report reflects the widespread recognition that what matters for good health isn’t just clinical care, but a host of other factors – such as housing, nutrition, transportation, and social support – that shape people’s everyday lives.

“We know that clinical care alone can’t solve all our health problems, but there is great promise in bringing together clinical care providers and community-based organizations, which often serve the same people in different aspects of their lives,” said Patricia Baker, president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation. “As we seek to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve health for everyone, we must create the environment that helps these partnerships thrive.” Read more >>    


Bank of America and Housatonic Community College Foundation Partner to Advance Women in Tech

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) have teamed up to support women interested in entering tech careers. The Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to HCCF to support women who are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry. With this funding, the college will market their highly successful Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center program to women. This intense, one-year educational program boasts hands-on experience and a 100% job placement rate. In addition to building up a skilled workforce, the grant will help to train female students for good-paying jobs. Graduates of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center program report an average starting base salary between $30,000 and $60,000 annually.

"We’re excited to be partnering with Housatonic Community College to help connect local residents to the training and support they need to prepare themselves with skills needed to find meaningful employment in this important sector of our local economy,” said Bill Tommins, Southern CT President, Bank of America. Read more >>     


Cigna Foundation Announces Availability of $5 Million in Grants to Reduce Child Food Insecurity

The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations working to reduce child food insecurity to apply for funding through its grant program -- up to $5 million is available over the next year. The funding is part of Healthier Kids For Our Future, a five-year, $25 million global initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. Regular access to nutritious and sufficient food is the starting point for a healthier, more productive life.

“We want to make an immediate impact on the health and well-being of children, and feel we can best do so by supporting organizations that are working to reduce hunger and food insecurity in their communities and schools today,” said Susan Stith, executive director, Cigna Foundation. “Collaborative efforts between public, private, and nonprofit organizations are key to sustainable improvements, and we look forwarding to working together to help reach more children in need, quickly.” Read more >>   


New Fund Awards More than $1 M in First Round of Local Grant Funding

Underscoring their commitment to collaboratively support public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close education, workforce, and other opportunity gaps in Connecticut, the founding members of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund distributed its first grants from the Fund — bestowing $1,032,000 to 10 organizations serving the region. The Fund was established in June 2019 by five Connecticut-based foundations: Be FoundationDalio Philanthropies, the Per & Astrid Heidenreich Family FoundationRitter Family Foundation, and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Through the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund, funders align their financial resources, expertise, and networks to work together with non-profit, business, and government leaders in making grants to help realize the tremendous potential of Connecticut residents from cradle to career. Read more >>    


High School Manufacturing Academy and Foundation Launch MET Fund

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and the Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET) Academy at New Britain High School recently announced their partnership launching the New Britain Manufacturing Academy (MET) Fund. Specifically, the fund will be used to continue renovations in the Technology Wing at NBHS to include the most up-to-date machinery and technology for the in-class practical education the MET Academy provides its students. Following the National Academy Foundation (NAF) model and working with Capital Workforce Partners, the MET Academy seeks to develop a pre-apprenticeship program for NBHS students with a natural mechanical aptitude and passion for modern manufacturing that will make them ready upon graduation to join a needed manufacturing talent pipeline in Connecticut. Currently, there are more than 4,000 manufacturing employers in the state with more than 13,000 open positions.

“Our Community Foundation was founded by local manufacturers Stanley and New Britain Machine almost 80 years ago so it’s only fitting that we do our best to raise the funds this academy needs and to encourage others to join us,” said David J. Obedzinski, president and CEO of CFGNB. Read more >>      


Where is #CCP50? Keeps Members Guessing - Hints Provided

Where is CCP's 50th Anniversary Logo? Send your answer by August 31, 2019 to CCP50@CTphilanthropy.org

CCP's "Where is #CCP50?" contest is helping to raise the visibility of CCP, the 50th Anniversary, and CCP Members. Once a month on CCP's social media, CCP posts a photo of its 50th Anniversary logo at a Connecticut location. CCP members who respond with the correct location are entered into a random drawing for a fun prize -- a Newman's Own gift bag, courtesy of Newman's Own Foundation. Winners are posted on social media channels and CCP's website along with facts about the location and funders who make an impact in the area. View past Where is #CCP50? photos and winners >>

HINTS: This 100 year old dam created a lake in the middle of the Housatonic River. Litchfield, Fairfield, and New Haven counties all converge close this this dam.


  POLICY UPDATE


In CCP's latest Policy Update, we'd like to update you on the federal budget, tax extenders and UBIT; the private foundation excise tax; the Everyday Philanthropist Act; the narrowing of food stamp eligibility; immigration policy; and Census news and resources. This information is excerpted from The United Philanthropy Forum's Policy Updates and Council on Foundation's Washington Roundup.

FEDERAL

Federal Budget, Tax Extenders, UBIT
The President signed a bill that suspends the U.S. debt limit through July 31, 2021 and sets budget caps for the next two years. The bill clears the way for increased spending on both domestic and defense funding. Congress returns from the August Recess on September 6, and has until September 30, the end of the fiscal year, to either pass the 12 spending bills to keep the government open or to extend funding at the current levels through a continuing resolution. Important for the philanthropic sector, the legislation includes a repeal of the expansion of the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits’ transportation benefits.

Private Foundation Excise Tax
In June, the House Ways and Means Committee included a provision in a tax bill that would reduce the private foundation excise tax to a flat 1.39%. Advocacy organizations are working with Congress to change this provision to a flat 1% tax.

Charitable Giving - Everyday Philanthropist Act Reintroduced
The reintroduced Everyday Philanthropic Act intends to create “flexible giving accounts” to allow workers to set aside a pre-tax payroll deduction, similar to health savings accounts, for the purpose of charitable donations. The maximum annual reduction would be $2,700. While this bill would be a step in the right direction, making the charitable deduction available to all taxpayers to incentivize giving by every American would be more desirable.

SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
According a Treasury decision published in June, taxpayers may not claim as federal charitable deductions the portion of donations that generate state or local tax credits. The new restriction applies to donations made to both nonprofits run by governmental entities as well as charitable nonprofits operated independent of government.

USDA Proposes to Narrow Food Stamp Eligibility
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to close a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This proposal narrows eligibility for food stamps, potentially eliminating three million recipients from the program. A comment period will run until September 28.

Continued Changes in Immigration Policy

  • The Trump Administration released a rule that would end the Flores Settlement Agreement that provides legal protections for migrant children. The new regulation allows the government to detain migrant children indefinitely and will go into effect on October 22, 2019.

CT Joins Legal Challenge of Immigrant ‘Expedited Removal’ Rule (CT Mirror - 8/22/19) >>

  • The “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” rule will take effect on October 15, 2019. The new rule expands the government’s definition of who is deemed a “public charge” by taking into account other federal government services beyond just cash-based welfare programs and sets stricter guidelines for immigrants seeking U.S. green cards. The proposed rule received a record number of public comments, the majority in opposition. Despite coordinated pushback from foundations, advocacy organizations, state and local governments, and other organizations that serve immigrant populations, the rule will still be implemented.

Save the dates for Policy Works and Foundation on the Hill
Join CCP for two Washington, DC events:

  • The PolicyWorks Institute, to be held on March 8-9, 2020, in conjunction with Foundations on the Hill, is the one opportunity each year to take a “deep dive” together to strengthen policy and advocacy work in philanthropy.
  • Join CCP's delegation and participate in Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) on March 9-11, 2020. FOTH brings together foundation leaders from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to philanthropy. Connecticut foundation staff and trustees are invited to attend meetings on Capitol Hill to personally discuss their work with members of Congress. We need to ensure that Congress understands the value of philanthropy to our communities, and to stress the importance of doing all that we can to encourage more charitable giving to benefit our communities.

Census 2020 News and Resources

  • Counting People with Disabilities in the Census
    A recent brief from the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), Why the Census Matters for People with Disabilities: A Guide to the 2020 Census Operations & Challenges, explores the census operations relevant to the disabled community and discusses why the 2020 Census matters for people with disabilities.
     
  • New Report on Census Omissions and Undercounts
    A new report by William O’Hare for the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Understanding Who Was Missed in the 2010 Census, explains the difference between omissions and undercounts in the census and analyzes the implications of omissions for various hard-to-count populations. The report is designed to support advocates in targeting hard-to-count communities and reducing the number of omissions during the 2020 Census count.
     
  • Updated Spanish Language Census Tools & Resources
    NALEO Educational Fund updated and created several helpful tools and informational resources for census efforts: Bilingual poster, factsheet, and social media graphics on the importance of census data on healthcare funding for local health centers; Census 2020 Communications Toolkit with updated information on citizenship question and the impact of recent raids in immigrant communities; Factsheet in both English and Spanish on the importance of counting all children.
     
  • Business Leaders Urge Making Census Funding a Priority in Final Fiscal Year
    “Seventy-four American business leaders urged Congressional appropriators to ’prioritize funding‘ for the 2020 Census, a ‘fundamental civic responsibility.’ A group of American business leaders wrote to express their ’support for sufficient funding for the 2020 Census.’ They included members of the Business for the 2020 Census Task Force, and ‘executives and senior leaders from major companies as well as national, state, and local business membership organizations.’” The group said they were ‘united’ in their ‘conviction that a reliable 2020 Census is critical for American enterprise.’” (The Census Project)
     
  • Census Resources Compiled by CCP >>   

  PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS


CCP-The-power-of-membership-logoCCP Member News Links

American Savings Foundation

Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford

Bank of America

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Branford Community Foundation

Cigna Foundation

Comcast

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Connecticut Community Foundation

Eversource Energy

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

The Guilford Foundation

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

JPMorgan Chase

Liberty Bank Foundation

Main Street Community Foundation

Melville Charitable Trust

New Canaan Community Foundation

Newman's Own Foundation

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation

People's United Community Foundation

PKF O'Connor Davies

The Rockfall Foundation

SBM Charitable Foundation

The Tow Foundation

United Way of Western Connecticut

Webster Bank


Other News Links

1772 Foundation

The Allstate Foundation

American Dream Foundation

American Eagle Financial Credit Union

Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Innovations

Connecticut Office of the Arts

Dr. R. Lee Damuth and Adeline J. Damuth Foundation

Darien Foundation

Farm Credit East

Grace J. Fippinger Foundation

First County Bank Foundation

The Hartford

Hearst Corporation

Legg Mason Charitable Foundation

Frederick W. Marzahl Memorial Fund

MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation

Daniel Edward Offutt, III

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund

Ranger Ready Repellent

Refinitiv

Savings Bank of Danbury

Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation

Watson Foundation

West Marine

ZAC Foundation


  EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES


Events

In addition to listing CCP events on its website, CCP also lists events of interest to funders and nonprofits. To have your event listed on CCP's website, email the information to Laurie Allen, Director of Communications.

Black Generosity: The Past, Present, and Future >>
SEPTEMBER 5: 5:30 - 8:00 PM: Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
The Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is celebrating Black Philanthropy Month #BPM2019 with an event featuring Dr. Tyrone Freeman, assistant professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Unversity of Indiana, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

United to Do Something: Making Community Impact and Employee Engagement a Reality >>
SEPTEMBER 9: 7:30 - 9:00 AM: Infinity Music Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford
Join MetroHartford Alliance and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut to hear about innovative approaches to employee engagement, brand lift, and corporate social responsibility as well as the opportunities that are available right here in our region. 

State Data Plan: Healthcare & Service Delivery >>
SEPTEMBER 9: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Connecticut Data Collaborative, 10 Constitution Plaza, Hartford
The Connecticut Data Collaborative in partnership with the Chief Data Officer Tyler Kleykamp is hosting a Data Forum to discuss the Focal Points in the State Data Plan.

8th Annual Free Seminar for Non-Profits >>
SEPTEMBER 12: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and United Way of Western Connecticut present their annual free nonprofit seminar.

Your Aging Network: Who are Your Partners? Connecting the Dots (and finding new dots) >>
SEPTEMBER 11: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven
Connecticut Community Foundation presents an Engaging Aging Workshop on Networking and Collaborating

Meet the Funders Workshop >>
SEPTEMBER 12: 8:15 - 10:00 AM: Red Lion Inn, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Connecticut Chapter is hosting a "Meet the Funders" event for nonprofits to learn more about the grant making process. The event features CCP Members: Rebecca Allen of the Melville Charitable Trust; Nancy Bulkeley of Dominion Nuclear Connecticut; Kim A. Healey of NewAlliance Foundation; and Kathryn Luria of Webster Bank.

Networking Event >>
SEPTEMBER 12: 5:30-7:30 PM: Xfinity Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and Comcast are meeting up for an evening of networking.

Beautiful Skin: A Courageous Conversation on Black Latinx >>
SEPTEMBER 16: 5:30 - 8:00 PM: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Progreso Latino Fund's Latino Leaders Networking Event, features a conversation with Ingrid Canady.

Performance Measurement: Getting Started and Advanced Toolkits for Public and Nonprofit Agencies >>
SEPTEMBER 20: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: UConn Hartford Campus, Hartford Times Building, Room 227
As a partner organization of UConn’s Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative, members of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and their grantees receive a substantial discount to attend the full-day workshop in a shared learning environment with public sector and nonprofit professionals. The September workshop features Lyle Wray, Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and Ron Schack, Principle of Charter Oak Group, LLC. Lunch will be provided.

Ending Violence Against Women: A Conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege >>
SEPTEMBER 21: 4:00 - 5:30 PM: Grace Farms Sanctuary, New Canaan
Grace Farms presents a discussion by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, on the urgent need to combat sexual violence against women and girls in conflict zones.

Forward Fairfield County: A Day of Data-Driven Conversations >>
SEPTEMBER 24: 8:30 - 4:30 PM: The Water's Edge at Giovanni's, 2748 Boston Post Road, Darien
Join Fairfield County's Community Foundation for a day of compelling presentations & discussions about two new studies including the 2019 Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index and research from The Fund for Women & Girls. You can register for the whole day, or for the morning or afternoon sessions.

Phil Buchanan In Conversation with Elysa Gordon >>
SEPEMBER 24: 7:00 PM: Wesleyan R. J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, Middletown
Come hear Phil Buchanan, author of Giving Done Right, in a lively conversation about the power and perils of philanthropy moderated by Elysa Gordon, vice president and senior advisor for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

100 MEN Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast >>
SEPTEMBER 25: 7:30 - 9:00 AM: Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
Male community leaders are invited to join the Aurora Foundation in supporting their efforts to educate, engage, and empower the community to address issues facing women and girls in Greater Hartford. The event features Hartford Athletic Coach Jimmy Nielsen

Inclusive Growth for Greater New Haven >>
SEPTEMBER 25: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will host an all-day convening about Greater New Haven’s future as a place of opportunity. The program will feature nationally-recognized thought leader Tawanna Black,  founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion.

2019 Annual Meeting, Grants and Awards Celebration >>
OCTOBER 3: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown
The Rockfall Foundation will present the 2019 Environmental Champions Awards to honor individuals and groups for their contributions to the region. Additionally, recipients of the 2019 Annual Environmental Grants will display their projects and programs.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, Innovation, and Organizational Sustainability >>
OCTOBER 17, 2019 through APRIL 2021: University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is offering a Master's Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, Innovation, and Organizational Sustainability targeted specifically to local nonprofit managers aspiring to move up in their organizations. Housed in UNH's College of Business (AACSB accredited), the program delivers real-world experiential education focusing on nonprofit planning, strategy and crisis management; financials and cost/revenue analysis; marketing, innovation and development, and most importantly individual leadership development with each candidate. Over a dozen local experts, executive directors, nonprofit consultants, and nonprofit experienced professors deep dive into best practices and strategies for nonprofits, provide mentorship, and work with each candidate on a planning project developed with their organization's ED or Board to improve the organization and provide an experiential learning opportunity for each candidate. The program is delivered in four and a half day long seminars (over the course of one intense week) twice a year for each class- 4 weeks (Oct/April/Oct/April) over an 18 month period, starting October 17, 2019. The first cohort of this program graduates next month. Must have Bachelor's degree, and currently work for a Connecticut nonprofit. For more information contact Dr. Ronald Kuntze at rkuntze@newhaven.edu.

“A unique aspect of the nonprofit certificate program is that the curriculum was built from the ground up. We made personal visits to executive directors of many nonprofits in the New Haven area to understand their individual needs to build the coursework. Interestingly, there was quite a bit of commonality, which became the nucleus of our program.” Andrew Eder, chair of the Nonprofit Institute Advisory Board

Five Steps to Accelerate Economic Growth in Connecticut >>
OCTOBER 31: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Center for Contemporary Culture, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
Free luncheon panel discussion with top state economic, business, legislative, media, and academic leaders with Moderator Jay Williams, president, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Panelists Peter Gioia, economist, CT Business and Industry Association; Keith Phaneuf, state budget reporter, CT Mirror; and David Souder, interim dean, UConn School of Business; and Reactors Representative Jason Rojas, 9 th House District, chair, Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee; Glendowlyn Thames, deputy commissioner, CT Department of Economic and Community Development; and Matthew Nemerson, vice president, Budderfly Inc. and past president CT Technology.         


  GRANTS and RFPs


CCP Member Grants and RFPsCCP-The-power-of-membership-logo

Links are provided to funder sites for updated information, current deadlines, and how to apply. Check eligibility and deadlines carefully.

      Cigna Foundation

      Fairfield County's Community Foundation

      William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

      SBM Charitable Foundation

      Main Street Community Foundation

      The Rockfall Foundation

      The Fund for Greater Hartford

      Chelsea Groton Foundation

      Travelers Foundation

      The Gawlicki Family Foundation

      Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

      Connecticut Community Foundation

      J. Walton Bissell Foundation

      Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

      Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

      Liberty Bank Foundation

      Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation

        The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

        Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

        The Betty Knox Foundation

        Valley Community Foundation

        Webster Bank


        Other Grants and RFPs

        Torrington Savings Foundation (New foundation accepting grants)

        Center for Health, Environment & Justice: A Project of People’s Action Institute

        Education First and NoVo Foundation

        Tufts Health Plan Foundation (Newly accepting Connecticut applications)

        The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

        Walmart Foundation


          THE POWER OF GOOD PEOPLE


        Connecticut Community Foundation’s members have elected Kathleen A. McPadden of Naugatuck to a three-year term on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She will join a board composed of local residents from across 21 towns in the Foundation’s service area in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. McPadden has been employed at Ion Bank since 2011 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Community Relations Officer for Ion Bank and Executive Director of the Ion Bank Foundation. Before assuming her current positions, she worked in the human resources field for over 30 years. Kathy has dedicated much of her personal time to volunteer service. She has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations including Wellmore Behavioral Health, Are You Dense?, YMCA of Naugatuck, American Red Cross-Naugatuck chapter, Morris Foundation, United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, and Jane Doe No More.

        Valerie Friedman and Kathy Kehoe of Washington, Reginald Beamon of Waterbury and Kathy Bower of Southbury were also re-elected to serve second three-year terms on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Carolyn Setlow of Washington departed the board after completing six years of distinguished service. Read more >>


        "Retired Connecticut College vice president and former D.C. Court System executive officer Ulysses B. Hammond was named to the Chelsea Groton Bank's Board of Trustees. A former bank corporator and Chesea Groton Bank Foundation board member, Hammond has spent nearly three decades in public service at all levels of government."

        Read @ Groton Patch >>


        Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) is pleased to welcome Joseph R. Baker as their new vice president of finance and administration. He will oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations. Joe previously served in leadership roles at other community foundations for 13 years, most recently as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Fairfield County's Community Foundation. Before that, he was director of finance and administration at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Read more >>


        Geralynn McGee is joining the Connecticut Health Foundation as policy director, leading strategies for advocacy and policies that will help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the health of all Connecticut residents. McGee joins the foundation after more than four years at Greater Hartford Legal Aid, where she most recently served as the organization’s policy advocate, representing the interests of low-income state residents to legislators, administrative agencies, and in community and advocacy coalitions. She helped to develop policy agendas for legal services, educated lawmakers about key issues related to health and family economic security, and analyzed the state budget’s impact on low-income residents. Read more >>


        Leonard Tow, founder and chairman of The Tow Foundation, is one of nine recipients of the 10th class of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was named during a ceremony held last week on the 100th anniversary of the death of Carnegie, who was known for his charitable giving, at the latter’s ancestral home in Dunfermline, Scotland. Read @ Stamford Advocate >


        The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Progreso Latino Fund Celebrating Latino Leaders Series features personal interviews with Latino leaders serving Greater New Haven and Connecticut. The most recently highlighted leader is Boni Candelario whose interview is in a video format.  Boni is an organizational development consultant, trainer and executive coach at Yale New Haven Hospital System in the Institute for Excellence and runs a leadership coaching boutique called Know Your Worth. View the video >>   


          ABOUT CCP and CONNECTICUT PHILANTHROPY DIGEST


        Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good.

        CCP's members are foundations, business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, and individual philanthropists. CCP members grant more than $1.2 billion from assets of more than $8.2 billion.

        The Connecticut Philanthropy Digest (Digest) is brought to you by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. Edited by Laurie Allen, Director of Communications. The Digest is a summary of recent activities by Connecticut foundations and grantmakers, and is compiled and distributed regularly to media outlets, local legislators, foundations and grantmakers, and other CT leaders to raise the profile of philanthropy throughout Connecticut. News about Connecticut funders may be submitted to CCP for consideration.