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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation is seeking a creative, innovative change agent who is passionate about the organization’s mission, and about building on the twenty+ years of excellence in capacity building by the Nonprofit Support Program in Greater Hartford. 

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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $664,800. The Fund awarded $535,500 to 19 designated nonprofits and $129,300 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide essential programs and services for residents of Northwest Connecticut.

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The JUNE 2018 DIGEST includes feature headlines: $5 Billion Marks a High Point in Connecticut Giving By Individuals and Foundations; Tauck Family Foundation Honored with Philanthropy Award; CCP Conference and Keynotes Inspire Leadership and Collaboration; CT Data Collaborative to Work with Nonprofits on Data Literacy; DataHaven Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Innovation Awards; Plan Now to Recognize Black Philanthropy Month in August; AND regular topics -- POLICY UPDATE; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; SCHOLARSHIP NEWS LINKS; GRANTS & RFPS; EVENTS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; PEOPLE and JOBS IN PHILANTHROPY!

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, DataHaven has announced the inaugural DataHaven Innovation Awards designed to recognize individuals and groups who employ data to make Connecticut a better place.

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WEST HARTFORD, CT -- The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation has announced it will award grants in 2018 totaling $110,000 to (5) organizations in Greater Hartford; Asnuntuck Community College, Goodwin College, Grace Academy, Manchester Community College and the YWCA Hartford Region. Funds will support each organization’s programmatic work on women’s college success, the Aurora Foundation’s current strategic focus for women and girls in Greater Hartford.

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NEW YORK, NY -- MarketWatch comments on findings from Giving USA 2017 report. The U.S. cleared a generous milestone in 2017, with Americans donating a record amount to charity. But the numbers are also a reminder of the persistent gap between rich and poor.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced the start of the 2018 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. This year’s tournament features many of the PGA TOUR’s top players, including defending champion Jordan Spieth, as well as Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson. The Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to charity and has generated more than $38 million since the event began in 1952. Since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, the Travelers Championship has generated nearly $15 million for more than 700 nonprofit organizations throughout New England, including $1.7 million for more than 160 charities in 2017.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote Campaign is a nonpartisan initiative of the Hartford Foundation to increase the voter engagement of historically disenfranchised community members. The Request for Proposal deadline is August 1, 2018.

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DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) seeks nominations of youth leaders in community service and volunteerism for its Emerging Hero Awards through July 9.

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NORWALK, CT -- The national food rescue organization Food Rescue U.S. based in Norwalk has received a $2,500 grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation to support the expansion of the organization’s food rescue platform and in-house technology.  

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