The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Community Foundation Awards Nearly $2 Million in Grantmaking Focused on Building Thriving Communities in Eastern CT
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced today its grants of $1,943,371 to 145 nonprofit organizations to ensure a healthy, thriving, sustainable Eastern Connecticut for all who live and work in this region.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LIS Stewardship Fund) is seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Proposals are due: Friday, March 15, 2019.
Monday, December 3, 2018
CONNECTICUT -- The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls (CCWG), launched last month with more than 20 members and six funders, gathered at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to celebrate the beginning of the Collective.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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.
Good News: "Long Island Sound Report Card" Released by Save the Sound Reveals Substantial Improvement
Monday, September 24, 2018
MAMARONECK, NY and NEW HAVEN, CT -- The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card” on September 24, during simultaneous news conferences in Connecticut and New York. The biennial report contained remarkable evidence of improvement in Long Island Sound water quality. The report marked a welcome stamp of approval for more than a decade’s worth of federal and state investment in improvements to sewage treatment facilities in both Connecticut and New York. Save the Sound staff cautioned that individual beaches and bays face continued challenges (testing monitored “open water” conditions only), that the westernmost portion of the Sound remains stressed, and that climate change and population growth pose challenges requiring additional investment. Nonetheless, staffers and scientists alike were gratified to see proof that investment in water quality is paying dividends. The Long Island Sound Report Card was produced by Save the Sound and published in September 2018 using 2008-2017 data. Funding was provided by the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative.