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HARTFORD, CT --A federal tax law reducing the incentive for charitable giving and Connecticut’s continual budget woes are putting a squeeze on the state’s nonprofits, according to experts in the field. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance surveyed the state’s nonprofits earlier this year and found 43 percent received or expected to receive fewer donations in 2019 as a result of federal tax law changes, according to data published in May. Individual charitable giving nationwide increased 6 percent from 2015 to 2016, but it decreased 4.5 percent in Connecticut, from $3.81 billion to $3.32 billion, according to CCP’s Connecticut Giving Reports from 2018 and 2019.

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The JUNE 2019 DIGEST includes CCP NEWS - New Report shows Connecticut Giving By Individuals and Foundations Remained Steady in 2016; and Where is #CCP50 Keeps Members Guessing; FEATURED NEWS STORIES - Collective Impact Opportunity Fund Launched with $1.6M; Grant Provides Supports for Hartford Families Impacted By HUD Contract Terminations; and Connecticut's 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness; Plus -- PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; EVENTS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; GRANTS and RFPS; PEOPLE; and JOBS IN PHILANTHROPY!

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HARTFORD, CT -- As the governor and legislators negotiate a bond package to be considered in the upcoming special legislative session, they are considering not funding the grant program this year. Not funding the grant program would mean that while the state is generating a massive surplus for this fiscal year, as much as $1.6 billion, we would still cut assistance to community nonprofits that provide substance abuse and mental health services, house the homeless, provide residential and day programs for people with developmental disabilities, help people re-enter the community from prison, and promote arts and cultural programs that keep our communities vibrant, to name just a few of the vital programs nonprofits provide.

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NORWALK, CT - Fairfield County's Community Foundation is seeking a Director, Immigrant Support Fund to execute FCCF's long-term strategic plan and day-to-day operations to promote the economic, educational, physical, emotional, and social
wellbeing of immigrants in Fairfield County.

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NORWALK, CT - Fairfield County's Community Foundation is seeking a Director, Advocacy and Capacity Building to direct the Foundation’s advocacy, public policy and capacitybuilding initiatives, including the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

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NORWALK, CT - Fairfield County's Community Foundation is seeking a Manager, Community Capacity Building to lead the Foundation’s community/resident outreach and engagement efforts in partnership with the Director of Advocacy & Capacity Building and the community impact team.

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NORWALK, CT - Stepping Stones Museum, Children’s Learning Centers of Connecticut (CLC), Filling in the Blanks, and Wholesome Wave are proud to announce their new collaboration titled Fueling Families. This five-week pilot program provides food, nutrition education and literacy support services for preschoolers in need in Stamford and Norwalk. Support for the pilot program came from: Ritter Family Foundation, Aiello Charitable Foundation, Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation, Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, Rita and Leo Greenland Foundation, George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, FactSet, Fairfield County Bank, First County Bank Foundation, Nestle Waters, People’s United Community Foundation, General Re, Palmer’s Darien, Bigelow Tea, and Bob’s Discount Furniture.

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NEW HAVEN, CT - NHS New Haven is seeking a Development Communications Specialist to develop and implement strategies for donor and audience engagement that result in NHS reaching its funding goals.

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ENFIELD, CT -- Starting this fall, Asnuntuck Community College students will be able to connect with health and wellness professionals on the school’s 170 Elm St. campus. With a $25,000 grant it recently received from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the college plans to establish a “health and wellness hub” where students can connect with acommunity health care providers.

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HARTFORD, CT -- With the support of up to $2.1 million (depending on number of students participating) from the City of Hartford (up to $1,000,000), the State of Connecticut/Connecticut Department of Labor (up to $696,000), and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (up to $526,000), the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Learning Program will serve more than 1,000 participants in Hartford and up to 1,500 throughout the region. 

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