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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has made awards to 13 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $60,000 during its first grant cycle of 2014.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved a major grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art, one of the final pieces of the Museum’s ongoing Capital Campaign for a 17,364-square-foot expansion scheduled to break ground this spring.

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HARTFORD, CT — Lincoln Financial Foundation is strengthening art education opportunities and access to the arts for a broad spectrum of Hartford residents through $232,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations. The grants are a portion of nearly $804,000 in charitable funds Lincoln Foundation has allocated for Hartford in 2014.

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WALLINGFORD, CT -- Masonicare has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities as part of its Client Grant Program

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WATERBURY, CT -- In 2013, Connecticut Community Foundation sponsored the first ever cohort of the Leadership Development Roundtable from greater Waterbury to help encourage the development of local nonprofit leaders, and the first eight members just completed the course!

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NEW HAVEN, CT — The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) announced today that Michelle Knapik will serve as its next President, effective May 12, 2014.

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FARMINGTON, CT – Back for the third year in a row, the 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing has expanded to 17 performances. The series will kick off with a performance on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at the Town Hall in Newington.

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WATERBURY, CT — Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) awarded its first round of 2014 grants to area nonprofits for program support, arts and youth, leadership initiatives, literacy, nonprofit assistance, older adult services, health and travel. Funding, which came from funds established by area donors, totaled over $423,000 and included grants from the Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of the Borough of Naugatuck and the Southbury Community Trust Fund.

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WASHINGTON, CT -- Charities could face dwindling donations if Congress adopts a new tax reform proposal introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- “Early Literacy Institute” at Central Connecticut State University on April 12 is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain as part of its First Years First early childhood development initiative. It is targeted to parents and caregivers from New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington who have one or more children ages 3 through 8.

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