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PLYMOUTH, CT -- A $1,400 grant from the Betts Family Fund and the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund at Main Street Community Foundation was recently awarded to the Plymouth Historical Society to support the 16-page Passport to Plymouth.

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NEW MILFORD, CT -- New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice has received a United Way of Western Connecticut grant to help launch a new program in the Greater New Milford Area called Nurse-Family Partnership.

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RIDGEFIELD, CT -- Over the last seven months, Terry McManus has spent dozens of hours at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center digitizing glass plate negatives that photographer Joseph Hartmann created of Ridgefield residents and the town during the early 20th century. Purchase of the digital scanner was made possible through funds raised at the 2018 Fairfield County Giving Day sponsored by Fairfield County's Community Foundation and Bank of America.

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BERLIN, CT -- The American Savings Foundation held an informational session for local nonprofits at the Berlin-Peck Library on Tuesday to learn about the foundation’s new Community Grants program.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Geralynn McGee is joining the Connecticut Health Foundation as policy director, leading strategies for advocacy and policies that will help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the health of all Connecticut residents.

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Guilford, CT -- The internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will perform, teach in the public schools, and hold dance and movement classes for the public as part of the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The Guilford Foundation, Connecticut Humanities, and Community Foundation for Greater New Haven have also lent crucial support to enable the festival to bring Pilobolus to Guilford.

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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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