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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank, crossed the half-million-dollar mark in local charitable giving last year, part of more than $2 million in giving in the Northeast.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The state Department of Education is considering offers to support the promotion and implementation of Common Core State Standards. The article also reviews giving to Common Core development in New Haven, specifically by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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BRIDGEPORT, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $2,126,944 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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The December Digest includes the following headlines: $10 Million UTC Investment to Support UConn School of Engineering; Alum Leaves $865,000 Scholarship Fund for Future Graduates; "Invisible No More" Explores Homelessness Among CT Youth; Female Veterans Get Career Development Through Newman's Own Foundation Grants; Community Foundation Announces Plan to End Homelessness...and more!

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WINDHAM, CT -- The Windham Area Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation have teamed up to support 13 projects that should directly improve the lives of area women and girls in the coming year.

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BRIDGEPORT, CT — The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded a $7,500 grant to New Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI).

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MERIDEN, CT — The Citizens Bank Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) to support its Financial Counseling and Small Business Skills Training Institute. CEDF, which works to strengthen neighborhood economies by providing flexible financial and technical support, established the program in 2008 as part of its holistic approach to support Connecticut small business growth.

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The December 2013 Member eBrief features: Strategic Planning Update; Council's Upcoming Programs; Salary and Benefits Survey; Meet New Colleagues and more! Remember to login to access this member benefit!

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The November Digest includes the following headlines: CT Philanthropy Recognized on National Day and During CF Week; 36-Hour Event Raised Half a Million for Local Nonprofits; New Strategy and Grant Opportunity to Support the Homeless; Major National Investment in New Haven Supports Teacher Development; Survey Shows Hopes of Recovery Dashed, Increased Demand for Services; Collaborative gives More CT Students More Time in School...and more!

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The November 2013 Member eBrief features: Council's Fall Programs; new Fairfield County office; Collaborative consultant hired; Meet New Colleagues and more!

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