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DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut  launches new program to improve food access for Danbury’s older adults will be launched over the coming year, with support from the Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation and the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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FARMINGTON, CT -- The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with a focus on implementation science, childhood trauma, and/or school-based behavioral health.

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BRISTOL, CT -- On December 9, 2019, Main Street Community Foundation presented a total of $6,500 in grants from the Men & Boys’ Fund to organizations improving the lives of men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The philanthropic arm of Hartford health insurer Aetna on Thursday announced it will donate $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club (BGHH) of Hartford to promote healthy living. Funding from the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable affiliate of Rhode Island-based CVS Health Corp., will be awarded to BGHH over the next five years to ramp-up programs aimed at preventing underage substance abuse of alcohol, tobacco and vaping products and improving the overall health of youth.

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Waterbury, CT -- Connecticut Community Foundation is looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic development professional who will build the Foundation’s capacity to support our community by securing philanthropic support from individuals, businesses and private foundations.

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New Haven, CT -- The United Way of Greater New Haven seeks a passionate marketing leader as its new Senior Director of Marketing and Engagement.

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The News-Times has partnered with United Way of Western Connecticut each holiday season since 2011 to help families families in need with the Giving Fund. Since then, The Giving Fund has raised more than $500,000 for families in need. 

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HARTFORD, CT -- This op-ed by Phil Buchanan, author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, and president of Center for Effective Philanthropy, warns about big donations to solve public education woes. He describes four common mistakes of big dodnors to public education.

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DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation’s (VCF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Aleta Miner, Assistant to the President of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation.

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