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NORWALK, CT -- Four Connecticut-based family foundations and one of the state’s largest community foundations today announced the launch of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund within Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The Fund will make collective grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce, and other opportunity gaps among children, youth, and their families in Connecticut.

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WEST HARTFORD, CT - The Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator to take a leading role in providing operational and administrative support to the Foundation.

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WINSTED, CT -- Students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, including local high schoolers, will be able to reap the benefits of new scientific equipment after a $35,000 grant was supplied by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2017 federal tax overhaul could cut the number of households donating to charity by 2.6 million per year and reduce charitable giving by up to $19.1 billion per year through 2025, according to a new report. The study was commissioned by Independent Sector, a group that advocates on behalf of nonprofits, and was conducted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, at Indiana University.

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BRISTOL, CT -- Four year colleges and universities. Military academies. Community colleges. Technical schools. This is where Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients will be furthering their education in the fields of business, healthcare, criminal justice, journalism, education, engineering, visual arts, skilled trades, and so much more.

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HARTFORD, CT -- As part of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hartford Business Journal is honoring JoAnn H. Price, a trailblazer in the investment world having co-founded Fairview Capital, which is now one of the country’s largest minority-owned private equity investment management firms. JoAnn is the Boad Chair for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Women & Girls Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $4,275 to Northwestern Connecticut Community College to support a Girls and Women in Manufacturing, a program that includes manufacturing, and financial literacy courses.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Nearly 3,400 children will participate in summer learning programs and receive healthy food as part of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Summer Smarts initiative. Eleven community organizations serving children in Greater Hartford benefited from awards totaling $429,500.

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WATERBURY, CT -- “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Connecticut Community Foundation’s newly released 2018 annual report, You Cared, opens with those words from Margaret J. Wheatley as a tribute to the Foundation’s donors and community partners who tackled local issues with passion and tenacity—organizing, contributing, and seeking solutions together.

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