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NEW BRITIAN, CT – Thanks to a collaboration of four local philanthropic organizations, low-income preschool children at HRA of New Britain’s Head Start programs are getting a better chance to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. That’s because they are now taking part in the Jumpstart early literacy program, funded by $42,500 in grants from Liberty Bank Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the Farmington Bank Community Foundation, and The Fund for Greater Hartford.

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HARTFORD, CT — With Governor Dannel Malloy, state legislators, and leading business people on hand, a private-public partnership will announce at a news conference on Friday, January 31, the launch of a fund aimed at helping Connecticut parents succeed in a still-difficult job market.

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ROCKY HILL, CT -- Farmington Bank Community Foundation honored the work of four local charities at a new bank branch ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- A collaboration led by the CT Commission on Children, Liberty Bank Foundation, Workforce Alliance and the four other workforce investment boards in the state helped raised the initial $105,500 for the WorkPath Fund from a group of 11 nonprofit organizations, including United Way of Greater New Haven.

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BRIDGEPORT, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank (NASDAQ: PBCT), announced today that it awarded $870,220 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- FSW and two other family service agencies have collaborated on a database system. The article cites reports from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Fairfield County Community Foundations.

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HARTFORD, CT – Achieve Hartford! announced today that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has awarded the organization $25,000 for the Choice Education Program through the Neighborhood Assistance Act program, and $150,000 for the organization’s new strategy to Inform, Evaluate and Research.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Achieve Hartford! announced today that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has awarded the organization $25,000 for the Choice Education Program through the Neighborhood Assistance Act program, and $150,000 for the organization’s new strategy to Inform, Evaluate and Research.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The United Ways of Connecticut have recently signed on with five other states (including New Jersey) for studies on ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — someone who has a job but doesn’t make enough to support an individual)

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HARTFORD, CT – The Citizens Bank Foundation recently granted $5,000 to Dress for Success of Hartford County to support financial literacy for their Professional Women’s Group (PWG).

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