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NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Louis Calder Foundation may not have the name recognition or the resources of the Gates, Dell, and Walton foundations, but this funder is a great friend to charter and parochial schools, especially those which emphasize a traditional liberal arts curriculum. Calder recently announced the winners of its 2014 grants, which include a range of parochial and charter schools concentrated mainly in the Northeast.

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BERLIN, CT -- Today more than 650 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will work to "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve eleven sites across the Nutmeg State as part of Comcast's 13th Comcast Cares Day.

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The April Digest includes the following headlines: Report Card to Monitor Equal Access to Health Care in Connecticut; Report Shows 6th Straight Year of Increased Demand for Nonprofit Services; Students Learn Money Management at Credit for Life Fairs; Family Foundation Supports Early Literacy Demonstration Site; Stage Company Receives Financial Literacy Award for Wells Fargo Adapted Curriculum; Site Offers Searchable Summer Camps List; Celebrating Community Foundations: 100 Years in America, 91 Years in Connecticut; Partnership Releases First Community Indicators Report on Metro Hartford; $250,000 Foundation Gift Will Fund Museum Expansion and more!

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NEW HAVEN, CT – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announces The Great Give® 2014, The Foundation’s fifth community-wide online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven.

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NEW LONDON, CT – The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc is excited to announce that Dime Bank, a state-chartered, mutual bank headquartered in Norwich, Connecticut, has become the first corporate sponsor of the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Connecticut, donating $15,000 to support the building of this first and only national museum honoring the achievements of US Coast Guard men and women.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Public Library was presented with the surprise “Hi-5” High Impact Literacy Award of $25,000 from NewAlliance Foundation in support of the Library’s dedication to providing access to literacy education to all Hartford residents.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Finding an activity for youths has never been so easy. The city unveiled the revamped New Haven Youth Map Wednesday, a tool that allows users to navigate all the activities and programs available for youths. The city partnered with the Board of Education and United Way of Greater New Haven to overhaul the website.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut's Hartford Performs, a nonprofit arts education organization, announced it received a $40,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation to support its Summer Arts Literary Program.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- This spring Rockfall is distributing a total of $25,000 in grants for environmental programs benefitting Middlesex County. The grants will go to SoundWaters for expansion of its highly successful Coastal Explorers program into the County, and to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) to bring the Project Learning Tree, GreenSchools! Program into the Middletown school system.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Ten Connecticut high-school robotics teams, including one from South Windsor, will compete later this month in the 2014 FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. Perennial sponsor United Technologies Corp. of Hartford is backing 23 of the finalist teams, including the 10 from Connecticut, at the April 24-26 competition.

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