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WATERBURY, CT -- Staff members at 16 local Webster Bank branches stepped up to fill the pantry shelves, with a “Stuff-A-Truck” food drive for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP).

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The August Digest includes the following headlines: Proceeds of 5 CT Nonprofit Hospitals Will Benefit the Community; Aspen Institute Re-Invests in Hartford's Youth Workforce; Foundation Reports Technology Paradox by Nonprofits; Cigna Lends a Hand By Learning Big Health Trends; Report Highlights 5 Social and Emotional Skills That Lead to Academic Success; $2.5M Goes to Statewide Basic Needs Nonprofits; AND regular topics: COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NEWS ; LINKS TO MORE NEWS; EVENTS and OPPORTUNITIES; and PEOPLE!

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NEWPORT, RI – The 1772 Foundation, partnering for a fourth year with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP), awarded historic preservation grants totaling $190,000 to 17 private nonprofit organizations in Connecticut.

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NEWPORT, RI – The 1772 Foundation has moved from Connecticut and now is located in the Aquidneck Mill Building in downtown Newport, RI.

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RICHMOND, VA -- More than 100 schools and educational institutions in nine states and the District of Columbia have been chosen to receive education grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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HARTFORD, CT -- A Member Public Policy Action Alert - August 26, 2014 about the America Gives More Act.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) today announced that 56 nonprofit providers have been selected to receive $2.5 million in funding to address the needs of Connecticut citizens in the areas of food, housing and medical care.

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BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation today announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Community Solutions to improve the health and sense of security for residents living in Northeast Hartford.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Community Solutions and Saint Francis are optimistic about making health care progress in the Northend with its complicated socioeconomic circumstances. They've been joined in the past year by the Cigna Foundation, which is planning to provide health coaching programs, data analysis, diabetes education and outreach strategies to address big health trends in the North End. Cigna is also working with the state to get Medicaid claims data on the North End in order to learn the trends.

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NORWALK, CT -- The Perrin Family Foundation has granted $25,000 to the Human Services Council (HSC) for its effort to promote youth-led social change at Briggs High School.

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