Fairfield County's Community Foundation

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Norwalk, CT 06854-2320

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Monday, August 14, 2023
In an Op-ed originally published in the CT Post on August 11, 2023, Mendi Blue Paca, President &
Monday, August 2, 2021
(Norwalk, CT) — For the past several years, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation have been working together on collective strategies to help dismantle structural and systemic racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility in their communities. In support of these efforts, the trio of Connecticut community foundations have hired Cesar Aleman to serve as Director of the CUOC.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Momentum Fund announced today that it has awarded $8.5 million in grants to 129 501(c)(3) organizations around the country managing COVID-19 relief funds that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic that continues to ravage these communities. 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation recently announced a brand new $25,000 challenge grant benefitting Bridgeport Public School teachers.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Public Schools will launch a comprehensive initiative designed to examine and address educational equity in Norwalk. Starting immediately, the district will partner with Temple University's Dr. Edward Fergus on an eight-month project that will include implicit bias and diversity training. The Collective Impact Opportunity Fund at Fairfield County's Community Foundation has committed to funding the Norwalk Educational Equity Initiative. This invitation-only Fund makes grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce and other opportunity gaps among children, youth and families in Connecticut.