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Foundations Come Together with More Than $1.6 M to Launch the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund

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06/12/2019

NORWALK, CT -- Four Connecticut-based family foundations and one of the state’s largest community foundations today announced the launch of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund within Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The Fund will make collective grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce, and other opportunity gaps among children, youth, and their families in Connecticut.

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Juanita James Honored with Philanthropy Award

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04/24/2019

HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) named Juanita T. James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, a recipient of the 2019 Martha S. Newman Award.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Energizes & Inspires at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon

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04/09/2019

GREENWICH, CT -- Commemorating its history of community impact, Tracee Ellis Ross was the featured keynote speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon. More than 800 friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond were part of this celebration held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut, on April 4, 2019.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) Aims to Help Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet

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02/06/2019

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the  2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.

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Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019 Launches New WHY I GIVE Video Contest!

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02/05/2019

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced the launch of the new Fairfield County’s Giving Day WHY I GIVE video contest to give nonprofits participating in Giving Day the opportunity to truly sizzle, spread their message and create awareness for their missions. Contest video submissions can be made from Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:00am ET through Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.

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Nearly $1 Million in Scholarship Opportunities Announced by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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02/04/2019

NORWALK, CT -- Scholarships through FCCF are available for high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students residing in Bridgeport; Easton; Fairfield; Monroe; Milford; Shelton; Stratford; Trumbull and Westport.The application deadline is March 21, 2019.

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Setting a New Standard: How a Community Foundation Is Taking on Sexual Violence

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10/15/2018

NORWALK, CT -- The new Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative of Fairfield County was catalyzed by the Fund for Women and Girls, which is based at the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) and is the biggest women’s fund in New England. The collaborative is beginning the work with a focus on youth athletics and initial grant funding of $100,000.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Announced as Keynote Speaker at FCCF’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon

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10/15/2018

NORWALK, CT -- Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress, producer and activist will be featured as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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