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The DECEMBER 2019 DIGEST includes FEATURED NEWS STORIES - #CCP50 Wrap Up and Look Forward; Fed Leaders Visit East Hartford, A CT Working Cities Challenge Community; Latest CT Foundation Stats Available; Two CT Communities Earn National Partners for Places Grants; CT Launches Model Women & Girls Data Platform; $250K Goes to Thirteen Connecticut Nonprofits Focused on Health Equity; State Independent Journalism Wins National Grant; Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® Named in Bridgeport and Hartford; Blockbuster Results from Rotary / Liberty Bank Partnership; Plus -- POLICY UP DATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; GRANTS and RFPS; PEOPLE; and JOBS!

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WEST HARTFORD, CT -- For the third consecutive year, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) ArtsMentors, a community engagement program for underserved youth, has received $10,000 in primary funding support from the Richard P. Garmany Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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WATERTOWN, MA -- Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced nine new community investments totaling $972,000 and demonstrating the Foundation’s commitment to policies and practices that support healthy aging.

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NORWALK, CT -- Compelling stories and stimulating conversations about impact being made throughout Fairfield County is the inspiration for the newest initiative of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF).  The Community Foundation launched the first episode of their podcast series, Fairfield County Thrives, earlier this month. 

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HARTFORD, CT -- Now up to 28 Hartford youth will have the opportunity to receive martial arts, meditation and mindfulnessf training and support thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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DANBURY, CT -- Two new members have joined United Way of Western Connecticut’s Board of Directors.

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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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