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The OCTOBER 2018 DIGEST includes feature headlines: Disaster Relief Resources for Florence and Michael; Could Connecticut Be the 1st State to End Youth Homelessness?; Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative to Educate through Youth Sports; Report Shows ALICE Continues to Struggle; New Site Shares Stories of Everyday Good; Network Launched to Advance Women and Girls; ECFC Releases New Connecticut Family Engagement Paper; Transforming Youth Justice Leadership Development Program; Plus -- LEADERSHIP TRAINING; PHILANTHROPY NEWS LINKS; GRANTS & RFPS; EVENTS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES; PEOPLE and JOBS IN PHILANTHROPY!

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ENFIELD and MANCHESTER, CT -- Getting parents and communities engaged in purposeful play that promotes early child development is the primary goal of a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to The Town of Manchester, in partnership with Enfield KITE(Key Initiatives to Education), to support Play On!.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The nation, writ large, has a moral responsibility to ensure the needs of veterans are met, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a ceremony where the Newman’s Own Foundation distributed funds to charities serving service members, their families and veterans. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford praised Newman’s Own for its dedication to service members, veterans and their families. The group distributed $200,000 to five organizations during the Oct. 5 ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

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NORWALK, CT -- The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls, a new network, launched today to provide support and collaboration for organizations serving women and girls.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit, Renewing our Civic Culture on Saturday, December 1, 2018, sponsored by Everyday Democracy, will feature a Keynote by Doug Linkhart, president of the National Civic League.

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MERIDEN, CT -- Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenn Harris to the CHART Board of Directors.

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MIDDLETOWN — The Board of Directors of The Rockfall Foundation will be giving environmental awards to four area organizations and individuals next month. Each will be recognized at the annual meeting, grants, and awards celebration November 1 at 6 p.m. The event, open to the public, will take place at the deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington St., Middletown.

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TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida on Monday thanked the people and businesses who have come forward with generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund since he activated it last week to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael.  Some of the biggest donations so far have come from Wells Fargo ($250,00); Aetna ($100,000); Duke Energy ($50,000) and Uber ($25,000). Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation and vice president of community health for Aetna, Inc. said, "As someone who grew up in Florida, I know firsthand that Floridians will be resilient as they recover from Hurricane Michael. We hope that the donation from the Aetna Foundation and the efforts of Aetna employees in the area will help support these recovery efforts."

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NORWALK, CT -- Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress, producer and activist will be featured as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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NORWALK, CT -- The new Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative of Fairfield County was catalyzed by the Fund for Women and Girls, which is based at the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) and is the biggest women’s fund in New England. The collaborative is beginning the work with a focus on youth athletics and initial grant funding of $100,000.

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