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NEW CANAAN, CT -- Leonard Tow, Founder and chairman of The Tow Foundation, is one of nine recipients of the 10th class of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was named during a ceremony held last week on the 100th anniversary of the death of Carnegie, a who was known for his charitable giving, at the latter’s ancestral home in Dunfermline, Scotland.

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BRIDGEWATER, CT -- The Persbacker Family Scholarship Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded college scholarships of $3,500 to six Bridgewater residents for the 2019-20 academic year.

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GUILFORD, CT -- Chloe Melillo of Killingworth, a graduate of the Sound School who will attend The University of Rhode Island in the fall to study aquaculture and fisheries technology, was the recipient of the second annual Alison Varian Memorial Scholarship, a fund held at The Guilford Foundation.

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BRISTOL, CT -- A new fund at the Main Street Community Foundation, the Geoffrey M. Pierce Memorial Fund, made its first grant to BEST-4-Bristol Thursday to assist with their youth substance abuse prevention efforts.

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BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations working to reduce child food insecurity to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future grant program. The program will provide grants to community organizations totaling up to $5 million over the next year.

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NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls to provide low income teens and women of child bearing age tools to make informed decisions about family planning and family spacing and expand access to appropriate contraception.

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NORWALK, CT -- This summer, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation distributed funds totaling $1,274,091 to 59 nonprofit organizations who align with the Community Foundation’s result areas and its vision to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant to enable the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education to offer its Career Beginnings program at all Hartford high schools, with the addition of New Visions High School. 

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WATERBURY, CT -- Thanks to a grant from the American Savings Foundation and the Frederick W. Marzahl Memorial Fund, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) has been able to provide a six-week Work-Based Learning Summer Program for 40 at-risk and disadvantaged boys and girls from Waterbury. 

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- Silvermine Arts Center has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation, to support Art Partners, Silvermine's Outreach Education program providing curriculum-based studio art classes each year to over 1,000 under-resourced children and teens in Norwalk and Stamford.

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