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, dgoodrich@ctphilanthropy.org.

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


LEADERSHIP FUND 2019

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 +

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

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

American Savings Foundation
Connecticut Health Foundation
Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation
Liberty Bank Foundation
Webster Bank

Sustainers: $2,500 - $4,999

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Lone Pine Foundation

Supporters: $1,000 - $2,499

Children's Fund of Connecticut
Connecticut Community Foundation
The Eder Family Foundation
NewAlliance Foundation
The Tow Foundation
Emily Hall Tremanie Foundation

Partners: $500 - $999

The Grossman Family Foundation
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
The Nutmeg Foundation
Scripps Family Fund of Education and the Arts
H.A. Vance Foundation

Additional support

Elaine Minz, Main Street Community Foundation

updated 2/20/19    


Event and Program Support

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

50th Anniversary Sponsorship - Connecticut Philanthropy Digest >>

LEAD: Travelers
GOLD: Colonial Consulting | The Melville Charitable Trust
SILVER: Webster Private Bank
BRONZE: Dominion

50th Anniversary Sponsorship - Connecticut Giving Report

LEAD: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
SILVER: Nordson Corporation Foundation
BRONZE: Main Street Community Foundation

2019 Annual Conference Supporters >>

LEAD: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving | Newman's Own Foundation
GOLD: Fairfield County's Community Foundation | The Fund for Greater Hartford | William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund | Webster Bank/Webster Private Bank
SILVER: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven | Nellie Mae Education Foundation | Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
BRONZE: BlumShapiro | Community Foundation of Greater New Britain | Connecticut Health Foundation | eBenefits Group Northeast | Grace Farms Foundation | KeyBank | Nordson Corporation Foundation | People's United Bank | PKF O'Connor Davies | Reid and Riege | Thomaston Savings Bank

State Budget Impact Forum Sponsor >>

The Nutmeg Foundation

Support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Newman's Own Foundation


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.