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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Surpassing expectations, The Great Give® 2020 was a spectacular success in bringing Greater New Haven’s community together in difficult times to raise $3.57 million online for nearly 400 nonprofits. The Great Give® is Greater New Haven’s 36-hour online giving event, created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and conducted annually since 2010 to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut. Not only was the amount raised nearly double that of the prior year, but the number of total donors was up by 43 percent - a sign of the commitment and generosity of the region to rally for its continued well-being.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.

“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”

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WASHINGTON, CT -- ASAP! in Washington has received a $3,000 grant from the American Savings Foundation. The grant is intended to help cover costs for 60 students in Waterbury and Torrington who attend ASAP!’s two-week summer camp in July.

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FARMINGTON, CT -- CHDI seeks a Vice President for Health Initiatives to develops and lead CHDI’s pediatric health agenda.

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HARTFORD, CT -- During its April board meeting, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy elected Elaine V. Mintz, vice president of operations, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, as its new board chair to succeed outgoing chair Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy, Webster Bank. In addition, CCP welcomes six newly elected members to the Board of Directors.

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GUILFORD, CT -- During the current pandemic, people in Guilford and along the shoreline have been turning to The Guilford Foundation, which has served not only as a conduit to disburse desperately needed funds to individuals and charitable organizations but also as a community resource helping non-profits and local leaders collaborate in this critical time. The foundation has already funded $30,000 of individual grants through the Women & Family Life Center and helping purchase $5,000 worth of masks and protective gear for VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- About $131,400 in COVID-19 related grant funding was approved by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to provide support for local organizations.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation has selected Emma Iovene of The Morgan School in Clinton as recipient of the 2020 Virginia R. Rollefson Environmental Leadership Scholarship.

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WOONSOCKET, RI -- CVS Health is expanding access to its nationwide mental health programming initiative with investments aimed at healthcare workers and essential employees to help address the growing need for emotional support services in the US amid the pandemic. The expansion plan includes a $800,000 from the Aetna Foundation.

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The Spring 2019 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - CCP Supports Funders and Nonprofits in Response to COVID-19; CCP Welcomes New Officers and Board Members and Thanks Long-standing Directors for Their Leadership; Philanthropic Organizations Partner with State to Distribute PPE; #GivingTuesdayNow and The Great Give®; and COVID-19 FUNDER RESPONSE; FUNDER COVID-19 NEWS LINKS; POLICY UPDATE; COVID-19 RELATED VIRTUAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES; THE POWER OF GOOD PEOPLE; and JOBS!

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