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HARTFORD, Susan Campbell writes about the possible effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on charitable giving by individuals. She quotes CCP President Karla Fortunato and CCP's 2018 Connecticut Giving Report, and CCP Board Members Richard Porth, CEO of United Way of Connecticut, and Frances G. Padilla, president of Universal Health Care Foundation of CT.

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MERIDEN, CT -- Cox Communications announced the award of $40,000 in “Tech Boosts” grants to four organizations devoted to improving the lives of children and families through technology-driven education to empower them to better futures.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Leon Lowenstein Foundation is seeking a Program Assistant to support the Executive Director to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office and grantmaking process.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces several grant opportunities with various application deadlines in the coming weeks.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is seeking a partner with the Manager of Finance and Administration to support the objectives and goals of the Foundation through the performance of the Foundation’s day-to-day accounting functions to ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness in the processing and reporting of the Foundation’s finances. 

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CONNECTICUT -- The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls (CCWG), launched last month with more than 20 members and six funders, gathered at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to celebrate the beginning of the Collective. Members range from Girl Scouts to Planned Parenthood and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors; the YWCA to The Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.  Funders of the Collective are Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls; The Community Fund for Women & Girls and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven; the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls; The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Women and Girls’ Fund; the Women’s Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation; and the Main Street Community Foundation’s Women & Girls’ Fund.  The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls is guided by the following principles of gender equity, racial justice, LGBTQIA rights, civil rights, disability rights, ending and preventing violence, economic justice, reproductive rights, and immigrants’ rights.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- An opinion article penned by Dave Davison, former president of the American Savings Foundation, encourages indivdual giving, reviews why individuals give to charity, and the discusses the possible affects of the new Federal tax laws on indivdual charitable giving.

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