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BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel The Main Event: A Quarter Century Celebration scheduled for September 12, 2020.

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WINDHAM, CT -- WAIM's Neighbor Safety Net Fund, established last month to help those suffering from the financial consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, is beginning to disburse payments to area residents. The fund has raised $90,000 in the first round of distributions, which are earmarked for those who have lost jobs, had their work hours reduced, or are otherwise struggling because of pandemic-related hardships. Two charitable organizations--The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation-- have also stepped up to support the Neighbor Safety Net Fund, pledging a total of $25,000.

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PUTNAM, CT -- The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts has given Day Kimball Healthcare a $40,000 donation for supplies and equipment to help it combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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HARTFORD, CT -- In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) released a study designed to better understand the dynamics of the Greater Hartford’s arts industry.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Laura McCargar, president of the Perrin Family Foundation, recent op-ed in CT Mirror's CT Viewpoints, lifts up youth voice during the coronavirus pandemic.

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HARTFORD, CT -- A total of 34 Connecticut nonprofits have received nearly $577,000 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for COVID-19 relief efforts. 

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to assist education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural organizations throughout Connecticut. 

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DANBURY, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $9,000 COVID-19 Resiliency Grant to DanburyWORKS to assist home-base family child care providers who face challenges due to changes in enrollment, lost income, and the need for more emergency supplies as a result of the pandemic. United Way of Western Connecticut provides backbone supported for DanburyWORKS and Cora’s Kids.

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HARTFORD, CT -- “While Connecticut has made significant progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure that all of us receive equitable care and an equal opportunity to be our healthiest selves.” That observation from Tiffany Donelson, as she was named as the next president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, reflects both the many years of leadership by the Foundation, and the challenges that have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.

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