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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity. Eleven high school students who came up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by their schools, communities, families and the world received a total of $136,000 in college scholarships (payable over four years of college.) In addition, seven high school students receiving honorable mentions were awarded a total of $3,500 in scholarships.

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BRISTOL, CT -- The New England Carousel Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Main Street Community Foundation to create a virtual tour program for second graders in Bristol Public Schools.

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TORRINGTON, CT -- From June 15-July 31, more than 50 Northwest Connecticut nonprofits posted giving campaigns to www.northwestcornergives.org, a crowdfunding program of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, to raise funds to meet the challenges of operating amid social distancing and remote work requirements created by COVID-19.

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ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Connecticut United Ways’ 2020 ALICE Report Lays Bare the Severity of the Economic Challenges Facing Many Families in the State and Outlines Proven Strategies to Move These Families Toward Financial Security.

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CONNECTICUT -- For more than a decade prior to the pandemic, a growing number of working poor families in Connecticut faced stagnating wages and a rising cost of living, according to a new report from the United Way.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Despite an uptick in individual contributions aided by the surging stock market, Connecticut nonprofit leaders say huge losses in fee-for-service revenue during the coronavirus pandemic have led to reductions in staffing, loss of access for needy residents and — in some cases — programs shutting down entirely.  Melanie Tavares, director of the Nonprofit Support Program at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, comments on changes that philanthropy is making in their funding.

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NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut awarded more than $758,000 in scholarships to 309 students from across the region this year, an increase of 26 individual scholarships and over $33,000 in total awards from 2019.

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STAMFORD, CT -- The Women's Business Development Council, a Connecticut economic development organization, seeks a part-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) consultant to support its rapid growth as the leading provider of entrepreneurial services across the state.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Wadsworth Atheneum seeks a Director of Finance to develop and implement appropriate financial and administrative policies and procedures and play a pivotal role in developing the financial plans and systems to support the museum’s growth and achieve its strategic objectives.  

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