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FARMINGTON, CT – Back for the third year in a row, the 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing has expanded to 17 performances. The series will kick off with a performance on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at the Town Hall in Newington.

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WATERBURY, CT — Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) awarded its first round of 2014 grants to area nonprofits for program support, arts and youth, leadership initiatives, literacy, nonprofit assistance, older adult services, health and travel. Funding, which came from funds established by area donors, totaled over $423,000 and included grants from the Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of the Borough of Naugatuck and the Southbury Community Trust Fund.

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WASHINGTON, CT -- Charities could face dwindling donations if Congress adopts a new tax reform proposal introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- “Early Literacy Institute” at Central Connecticut State University on April 12 is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain as part of its First Years First early childhood development initiative. It is targeted to parents and caregivers from New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington who have one or more children ages 3 through 8.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Maria Hinojosa spoke Thursday evening on the topic of “Being Latino in the U.S.” to a crowd of close to 300. The event was a product of the Progreso Latino Fund’s (PLF) annual community forum and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s (CFGNH) Convening series, intended to “identify and examine ideas that will build a stronger community in the Greater New Haven region.”

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The March Digest includes the following headlines: New Giving Day Raises $745,000 for Fairfield County Nonprofits; Newman's Own Awards $200,000 as Part of "Honoring Those Who Serve" initiative; Two Libraries Get Uplift from Foundations; CL&P and Yankee Gas support 24 Robotics Teams; Comcast Cares Day in CT; Outdoor Enthusiasts to Have More Info About Nagautuck River Access; Land Trust Establishes Fund to Protect Environment; And read the latest RFPs, grant announcements, people transitions and more!

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to introduce a new logo and tagline for the state’s largest community foundation serving the 29-town region in Greater Hartford.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- On May 7th, the Foundation is hosting a benefit luncheon to raise funds for their Touch A Life program, which helps New Canaan residents with urgent financial needs.

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HARTFORD, CT — Philanthropists, corporations and local agencies contributed $25 million to Hartford school initiatives in 2012-13, a $10 million jump from the previous school year, according to a district report released this week.

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BRISTOL, CT -- The 13th Annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event, held by by the Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, will be Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The event will feature guest speaker Cari Champion of ESPN.

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