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:

Ground us in the fundamentals. In 2018, we’re hosting “Philanthropy 101,” a multi-part series for professionals who want to deepen their understanding of the philanthropic sector.

Connect us. In 2018, we will build on this work to foster relationships among state and federal decision makers and issue experts across a range of topics including the state budget.

Address the big issues. Civic engagement is the lifeblood of a society, and we heard that you are concerned that democratic norms and institutions are being challenged. In 2018, we’ll bring programs including “Strengthening Democracy & Communities Through Civic Engagement.”

Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2018, we will offer programs to build skills and understanding about how race and racism continues to affect our communities, and how philanthropy can work to address these impacts.

Catalyze collaboration. In 2018, CCP will work to bring people together to identify shared goals, needs, and strategies, and support collaborative action.

Provide inspiration. With significant challenges come opportunities to make a positive difference. We will spotlight inspirational and innovative ideas for advancing your mission during challenging times.

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, dgoodrich@ctphilanthropy.org.

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


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 +

Newman's Own Foundation

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

American Savings Foundation
Connecticut Health Foundation
William C. Graustein

Liberty Bank Foundation
Lone Pine Foundation
Travelers & the Travelers Foundation

Sustainers: $2,500 - $4,999

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
United Technologies Corporation
Webster Bank

Supporters: $1,000 - $2,499

Children's Fund of Connecticut
Connecticut Community Foundation
The Eder Family Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
NewAlliance Foundation
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Emily Hall Tremanie Foundation
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

Partners: $500 - $999

Cox Communicatiuons
Farmington Bank Community Foundation
The Nutmeg Foundation
H.A. Vance Foundation

Additional support

Avangrid Foundation, Bank of America, Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation, The Grossman Family Foundation, Main Street Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation, People's United Community Foundation

updated 6/15/18

Event and Program Support

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

Connecticut Health Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
eBenefits Group Northeast
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Farmington Bank Community Foundation
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Webster Bank
The Melville Charitable Trust
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
NewAlliance Foundation
Newman's Own Foundation
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

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.