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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- American Savings Foundation is announcing a new grant opportunity. Responding to feedback from grantseekers, the Foundation’s new Community Grants program is designed to better respond to a wide range of local needs throughout the 64 towns traditionally served by the American Savings Foundation. Applications deadlines are in February and October, 2019.

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BRISTOL, CT -- On November 28, a $13,525 grant from The Broad View Fund at Main Street Community Foundation was awarded to support a collaborative exchange between Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, the Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, and the Talcott Center for Child Development. Together, they will be launching an innovative curriculum called Bristol=Resilient Children.

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HAMDEN, CT -- William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is celebrating 25 years with STORYSCAPE: A mixed media exhibit of stories exploring the landscape of education, justice, and community from across Connecticut.

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New Haven, CT -- Melville Charitable Trust is seeking a Communications Manager to amplify Melville's efforts to end homelessness. 

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HARTFORD, CT -- The residents of Connecticut are the fifth most generous in the nation, according to a new analysis by the financial website WalletHub.

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BERLIN, CT -- The Comcast Foundation announced, today, that they have awarded over $20,000 in grants to 15 Connecticut organizations in support of their volunteer efforts during Comcast Cares Day, which took place earlier this year. 

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NEW YORK, NY -- Starting this fall, and well into the future, medical students at New York University will get free tuition. In a few years, shiny new facilities will welcome cancer patients in Atlanta and brain researchers at Stanford. The announcements about these developments credit generous philanthropists, but fail to mention who else is footing much of the bill: American taxpayers. Like most charitable giving, health care philanthropy is tax-deductible. When wealthy people give away millions of dollars, their tax bills go down. But that leaves the rest of us either to pick up the slack or go without the investments that our government could have made with those funds.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The consumer orgies of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have a rapidly growing nonprofit rival: Giving Tuesday, which celebrates its seventh year today. Begun by a coalition hoping to reinvigorate giving in the United States during the holiday season, Giving Tuesday has turned into a philanthropic juggernaut: Last year, the day moved at least $300 million to nonprofits by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people, many of them infrequent donors, to give to charities of their choosing. Giving Tuesday champions the welcome spirit of ordinary donors and the amazing diversity of American charity. But when it comes to philanthropic giving in the United States, it proves the exception to a stubborn rule. 

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