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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- In his commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic, David J. Obedzinski, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, ,  asks  "Who are you counting on to help you, your family, work colleagues, and your community make it through this pandemic?"

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BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofits working to create greater access to mental health services to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future grant program. The program will provide up to a total of $5 million in grants to community organizations over the next year.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank announced today a donation of  $100,000  to address social injustice and racial equity efforts.

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BERLIN, CT -- Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 18 Connecticut students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. 

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NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) announces its partnership in the establishment of Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity (FCCHO), funded through the generous spirit and commitment of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cultivate thriving neighborhoods, with an investment of $450,000. Their commitment will catalyze action with results to create housing stability for all Fairfield County residents.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has teamed with employment search engine Indeed to create a state-specific online portal to link those who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic with employers as the economy reopens. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday the portal is the first of its kind in the country and part of a new program called the CT Back to Work Initiative, which also will include an online job fair and online job training programs for the approximately 610,000 state residents who have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.

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NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced today grants of $1,034,525 in support of four strategic priorities: youth empowerment, basic needs and rights, environmental conservation and education, and animal welfare.

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NEW YORK, NY -- There is near-universal consensus that early-childhood education programs can break cycles of poverty and lead to lasting upward mobility. But funders say they have always been fragile, and have only become more so due to COVID-19. Early care and education do not receive much public investment compared to K-12 public education. The result is a patchworked system—if you can call it a system—kept afloat by various sources of revenue. Most early care and education providers teetered at the financial edge, with a month or two of reserves on hand even before the crisis. Weeks of closure have likely led to permanent closures for thousands of child care centers.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- Person-to-Person (P2P) is pleased to announce the New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF) has awarded it generous grant funding, totaling $50,000, from the Foundation's new COVID-19 Response Fund.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- The New Canaan Community Foundation recently announced $531,000 in grant investments supporting local nonprofit organizations.

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