Our Supporters

Leadership Fund Support:

An Investment in the Voice of Philanthropy

Many members have a tradition of providing Leadership Fund support to ensure that CCP has the resources to provide high quality programs and take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Our members have told us what they need; here’s how we plan to respond this year:

We’ll improve data. We heard that you’re interested in more nuanced and relevant data about the philanthropic community of Connecticut. In 2019, CCP will increase the data that we capture about your grantmaking so that we can produce better analyses of the grantmaking in this state. We will also partner with the CT Alliance for Nonprofits so that we can collect and compare the perspectives and priorities of funders and nonprofits in Connecticut.

We’ll bring funders together to learn and collaborate. In early 2019, CCP will host a State of the State Forum to bring the philanthropic communities together to discuss Connecticut’s fiscal crisis and the possible roles for philanthropy. This is one of many programs we’re planning to address urgent issues, highlight trends in the field, and bolster professional development skills.

We’ll continue to build community. Networking has long been at the center of CCP’s work; we continue to convene people knowing that we can accomplish more when we work together. CCP hosts and fosters funder collaboratives, like the new CT Funder Collaborative to Promote Civic Engagement, which is working to increase voter registrations, voter turnout, and ensure an accurate 2020 Census.

We’ll raise the visibility and strength of the sector. CCP will use our 50th Anniversary to broadly raise the visibility of Connecticut philanthropy – its role as civic leaders, its importance to nonprofits, and its capacity to catalyze social change. CCP will continue supporting the philanthropic sector’s role in influencing state policy by establishing a state table for philanthropic leaders to raise their collective voice.

We’ll deepen our commitment to equity. In our most recent member survey, you expressed your interest in deepening your understanding of how diversity, equity, and inclusion can be integrated into your organization. In 2019, CCP will share stories of the work that we are doing to take action on our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will also bring a full series of learning and practical programs to you and your organization.

We invite you to consider a Leadership Fund gift to further support this important work. CCP gratefully recognizes our Leadership Fund donors on our website and in our publications.


Interested in a gift to the Leadership Fund?

Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.

If your organization requires a grant request for Leadership Fund support, CCP will be pleased to submit one. 


Leadership Fund 2020

We thank the following for their additional commitment to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), making possible the full breadth of leadership activities and programs towards the advancement of effective philanthropy.

Leadership Circle - $10,000 +

Sustaining Leaders: $5,000 - $9,999

American Savings Foundation
Lone Pine Foundation

Sustainers: $2,500 - $4,999

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Supporters: $1,000 - $2,499

Children's Fund of Connecticut
NewAlliance Foundation
The Tow Fondation

Partners: $500 - $999

Cigna Foundation
Jeniam Foundation

Additional support 

Judy Hartling
Grossman Family Foundation   


Event and Program Support 2020

We thank the following for providing support for events and programs.

Interested in supporting CCP Events and Programs in 2020? Learn more >>

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
BlumShapiro
CohnReznick
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Connecticut Community Foundation
Connecticut Health Foundation
eBenefits Group Northeast, LLC
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Newman's Own Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
People's United Bank
PKF O'Connor Davies
Reid and Riege
Seedlings Foundation
The Melville Charitable Trust
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Valley Community Foundation
Webster Bank
Webster Private Bank
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund


We offer special thanks to:

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund for generously - and frequently - sharing their space for CCP meetings and programs.

All those who have contributed their time and energy in service on the CCP's board, on committees, with program planning and in consultative roles.

updated 3/30/20