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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation remains committed to supporting civic engagement across our region. Last year, the Hartford Foundation awarded 20 grants totaling $448,400 over eighteen months to support voter engagement and Census participation activities among several underrepresented groups.

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MANCHESTER, CT -- Manchester Community College seeks a Dean of Institutional Advancement responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs toward the goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Two grants from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund totaling $241,500 are intended to help the New Haven Public Schools support racial equity within the school district.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Six school districts in Connecticut will begin the school year with new Chromebooks and home Internet connectivity, enabling distance learning for the first time for nearly 3,000 students from underserved communities. The $1 million initiative will support students in kindergarten through Grade 5 in the Bloomfield, East Hartford, Manchester, Vernon, Windsor, and Windsor Locks school districts. The grants, awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and made possible through funding from The LEGO Group and The LEGO Foundation, are being distributed by First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education.

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BRANFORD, CT — Although the ceremony was via Zoom this year, the Branford High School scholarship awardees were no less impressive. The Branford Community Foundation was honored to provide awards to 29 graduating seniors from Branford High School.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is pleased to announce that the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) will serve nearly 1,500 youth throughout North Central Connecticut at a time when youth and families are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and high unemployment. The sources of SYELP funding include a $1 million commitment from the City of Hartford, $300,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, $150,000 from the Travelers Foundation, $60,000 from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, $15,000 from the Bank of America Foundation, and $34,500 from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Funds from the State of CT Youth Employment Program, and the CT Department of Children and Families have also been committed.

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HAMDEN, CT -- William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund seeks a Communications Specialist to assist with communications work and advocacy work oriented toward helping to create a more just and equitable society.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- A new public-private partnership is offering low-interest and partially forgivable loans to local minority-owned and women-owned small businesses. The initial loan pool of $1.5 million will offer loans of up to $25,000 for small businesses located in New Haven and the lower Naugatuck Valley cities of Derby and Ansonia. The Partnership Loan Program for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses in New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley was created through a partnership among The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, HEDCO, Inc., the Amour Propre Fund and The City of New Haven.

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The SUMMER 2020 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - Philanthropy Issues Calls To Action on Racial Equity and Justice; New Report on Health Equity and COVID-19; Four Recommendations to Ensure CT's COVID Response Leaves No One Behind; New Report: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century; CHEFA Grants $3M Statewide in Response to COVID-19 Crisis; and Grants & RFPs; COVID-19 FUNDER RESPONSE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; POLICY UPDATE; EVENTS AND RESOURCES; THE POWER OF GOOD PEOPLE; and JOBS!

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HARTFORD, CT -- Partnership for Strong Communities in Hartford recently received a $5,000 grant from Chelsea Groton Foundation to support the operations of HOMEConnecticut.

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