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TORRINGTON, CT – Torrington Savings Bank announced today the launch of their new charitable foundation. The Torrington Savings Foundation will officially open the application process on August 30, 2019.

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The AUGUST 2019 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - Foundation Releases Guide to Community and Clinical Partnerships; BOA and Housatonic Community Foundation Partner to Advance Women in Tech; Cigna Foundation Announces Availability of $5 Million in Grants to Reduce Child Food Insecurity; New Fund Awards More than $1 M in First Round of Local Grant Funding; High School Manufacturing Academy and Foundation Launch MET Fund; Plus -- POLICY UPDATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; GRANTS and RFPS; PEOPLE; and JOBS!

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ORANGE, CT -- The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of a diversified clean energy company, AVANGRID, Inc., today announced the release of the Avangrid Foundation Annual Report, "Momentum in Our Communities."

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WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Children's Reading Partners, an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council is looking for reading partners and is offering trainings in September. Major grant funding is provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, SBM Charitable Foundation, the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, People's United Community Foundation, and George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation at Bank of America.

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NORWALK, CT -- Underscoring their commitment to collaboratively support public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close education, workforce and other opportunity gaps in Connecticut, the founding members of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund today announced the initial distribution of grants from the Fund — bestowing $1,032,000 to 10 organizations serving the region. 

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NORWALK, CT -- Impact Fairfield County is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant opportunity.  Grants will be awarded to non-profits for significant projects or programs that reach under-served populations and highlight unmet needs in our area.  It is anticipated that Impact Fairfield County will award 1-2 grants of $100,000 each. Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted online from October 16 through November 13, 2019.

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NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has awarded $725,489 in scholarships to 283 students throughout eastern Connecticut.

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PUTNAM, CT -- Day Kimball Healthcare will expand a home visiting program through its Family Advocacy Center because of a $616,000 grant from the state’s Office of Early Childhood. The grant will allow DKH to offer services to families in Columbia, Hampton, and Windham through its Nurturing Families Network. It already has programs in 13 other northeastern Connecticut towns.

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SIMSBURY, CT -- The Ryan T. Lee Memorial Collegiate will have its biggest field yet when 18 teams come to play Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury Sept. 7-8. The tournament is organized by the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation.

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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has allocated a minimum of $55,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. Grants are made possible through the Draper Foundation Fund and the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund. Applications are due by Friday, October 11, 2019. Grants will be awarded in December 2019.

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