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DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut is partnering with the Danbury Fair Mall to conduct a food drive to benefit the Danbury Food Collaborative and its member pantries. Pantries are in desperate need of donations, as their shelves have been emptied by an overwhelming need for food as families face the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The latest round of the Hartford Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund grants totaling $1,173,338 support community-based organizations that provide a variety of critical supports.

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BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) has launched Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Response Fund grant program. MSCF is now accepting applications for operating support grants to provide flexible general operating resources to nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Aetna Foundation, together with the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties, today announced the organizations selected to receive a grant as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to support communities that are changing the way they work together across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease outcomes. 

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is accepting grant applications with requests of up to $3,000 each from small to mid-sized arts organizations with revenue of $500,000 or less. Proposals must be received by Monday, August 24.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation remains committed to supporting civic engagement across our region. Last year, the Hartford Foundation awarded 20 grants totaling $448,400 over eighteen months to support voter engagement and Census participation activities among several underrepresented groups.

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RIDGEFIELD, CT -- The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield received a $7,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation to provide for the basic needs of children from working families. The Club opened its doors last week to new and returning kids from working families.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Two grants from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund totaling $241,500 are intended to help the New Haven Public Schools support racial equity within the school district.

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