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NEW CANAAN, CT -- New Canaan Community Foundation's Young Philanthropists Program brought about 30 high school students together to learn about philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and how they can impact local community issues. Through The Young Philanthropists Fund, the young philanthropists were able to distribute a total of $20,000 in grants to five organizations.

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HARTFORD, CT -- CCP President Karla Fortunato and Erika Frank, Senior Community Investments Officer for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, comment on the changes made to the grantmaking processes in the current COVID-19 crisis.

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BERLIN, CT -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 18 Connecticut students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT  -- The Rockfall Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Environmental Champion Awards. Nominations are being accepted from now until July 29.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Nearly $1 million in federal support for food, emergency shelters, and homeless prevention services has been awarded to 25 non-profits and municipalities in Hartford County, according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- In his commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic, David J. Obedzinski, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, ,  asks  "Who are you counting on to help you, your family, work colleagues, and your community make it through this pandemic?"

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BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofits working to create greater access to mental health services to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future grant program. The program will provide up to a total of $5 million in grants to community organizations over the next year.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank announced today a donation of  $100,000  to address social injustice and racial equity efforts.

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BERLIN, CT -- Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 18 Connecticut students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. 

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