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Cultural Coalition Launches Economic Recovery Fund With Community Foundation

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06/23/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition announced Tuesday that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has established the CultureSECT Economic Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. The initiative will support local arts and culture institutions, and individual artists. The Cultural Coalition will recommend awards to be made through the Community Foundation.

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Community Foundation Continues Equity Focus Through Grants in Four Priority Areas

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06/12/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced today grants of $1,034,525 in support of four strategic priorities: youth empowerment, basic needs and rights, environmental conservation and education, and animal welfare.

Community Foundation announces $473,517 in COVID-19 grants

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05/29/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut on Friday announced its first round of grants from the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund, which was established in mid-March to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has received contributions from hundreds of donors. The grants total $473,517 to 61 recipients.

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The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Announces RFP for Neighbors for Neighbors Fund

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04/24/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announces that the “Request for Proposal” (RFP) for the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund will be open on Monday, April 27, 2020. Grants from this fund are available to organizations serving the basic needs of residents of the Foundation’s 42-town region. The application deadline is 5 pm on Friday, May 8, 2020.

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New London Enacts Collaborative Response To Virus Outbreak

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03/22/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has also set up the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund, which will support non-profit programs and community partners throughout Eastern Connecticut working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide assistance for the most vulnerable members of the community.

In The Thick, a politics podcast, travels to Three Rivers Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University

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10/11/2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Futuro Media’s politics podcast, In The Thick, travels to Connecticut this month for two live shows. Live tapings of In The Thick and podcast workshops are made possible through support from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.

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Connecticut Service Providers Connect 397 Young People to Housing in 100 Days

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09/04/2019

HARTFORD, CT --  A group of service providers from across Connecticut announced Thursday that they have housed 397 youth and young adults in 100 days. The 100-Day Challenge was supported by funding from HUD, with an outpouring of philanthropic support from more than 20 funders across Connecticut.

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100 Day Challenge Works to End Youth Homelessness in Bristol Region

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06/16/2019

BRISTOL - The City of Bristol will be participating the 100 Day Challenge, sponsored by the Central Coordinated Access Network. The 100 Day Challenge is backed by the Partnership for Strong Communities, a statewide nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness, expanding affordable housing, and building strong communities in Connecticut. Led by the Melville Charitable Trust, philanthropic support for the 100 Day Challenges is coming from funders across Connecticut, including: American Savings Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Connecticut Community Foundation, Dalio Philanthropies, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Ion Bank Foundation, Liberty Bank Foundation, Main Street Community Foundation, Manchester Interfaith Social Action Committee, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, United Way of Greater New Haven, United Way Greater Waterbury, United Way Northwest Connecticut, United Way of West Central Connecticut, and Webster Bank.

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