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HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont is urging community stakeholders throughout the State of Connecticut – including municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – to establish local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure in the ongoing response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The state has now also announced plans to develop a statewide effort rooted in the state’s 169 communities. The newest initiative, to include municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – establishes local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure, according to state officials. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.

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STAMFORD, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut has partnered with Bank of America to assist Stamford residents struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will help low-income and recently unemployed Stamford residents obtain healthy food.

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HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut President and CEO Paula Gilberto spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about how the organization collaborates with partners, community leaders, donors, and volunteers to support communities throughout Connecticut.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Building on their first round of $100,000 in emergency grants they approved in April for ten local hospitals, Liberty Bank of Middletown, Connecticut today announced that through their charitable foundation they will be providing an additional $100,000 in funding to support several other community organizations in their COVID-19 response.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- New Canaan Community Foundation is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and overall generosity of New Canaan residents to its COVID-19 Response Fund. Since the fund's launch on March 18th, more than $415,000 of private contributions have been donated to support the emergency financial needs of New Canaan families and workers; help nonprofit organizations adapt to changing client needs, as well as shifts in operations; and support critical services in lower Fairfield County.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, an online giving event hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation for the eighth year, concluded a 36-hour flurry of giving at 7 p.m. on April 22 raising a record breaking $1.8 million.

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NEW YORK, NY -- A number of insurance foundations have played to their strengths in responding to the pandemic. Inside Philanthropy reviews their efforts includeding Connecticut insurers Cigna, The Hartford, and Travelers.

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NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announces that the “Request for Proposal” (RFP) for the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund will be open on Monday, April 27, 2020. Grants from this fund are available to organizations serving the basic needs of residents of the Foundation’s 42-town region. The application deadline is 5 pm on Friday, May 8, 2020.

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