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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces JPMorgan Chase & Co. Investment Creating Regional Housing Opportunity

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06/15/2020

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) announces its partnership in the establishment of Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity (FCCHO), funded through the generous spirit and commitment of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cultivate thriving neighborhoods, with an investment of $450,000. Their commitment will catalyze action with results to create housing stability for all Fairfield County residents.

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Fresh Food for All at CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market Thanks to Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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06/11/2020

DANBURY, CT -- A $38,000 grant from the Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) will enable the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market to make fresh produce accessible to people who might otherwise not have access to healthy food options. The grant also supports new COVID-19 protocols to help keep shoppers safe.

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Rapid Response of CT Philanthropy Amidst COVID-19

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06/10/2020

CONNECTICUT -- Elaine Mintz and Karla Fortunato write about how Connecticut’s philanthropic community has responded to address the immediate needs of the Covid-19 crisis. Elaine is the VP of Operations for Fairfield County's Community Foundation and Board Chair of Connecticut Council of Philanthropy (CCP). Karla is CCP's president.

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West Hartford residents Donelson, Hutensky elected to Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

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06/03/2020

HARTFORD — During its April board meeting, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy elected Elaine V. Mintz, vice president of operations, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, as its new board chair to succeed outgoing chair Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy, Webster Bank. Joining CCP’s executive board leadership is Vice Chair Tiffany Donelson, vice president of programs, Connecticut Health Foundation, a West Hartford resident. Also from West Hartford is Jill Hutensky, senior vice president, Hartford market manager, Bank of America, who is one of six newly elected CCP Board members.

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Community College receives $15000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation

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06/01/2020

NORWALK, CT -- A generous grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) will provide Norwalk Community College (NCC) students disparately impacted by COVID-19 with emergency financial assistance for technology, food and basic needs.  The NCC Foundation’s goal is to help students whose lives have been disrupted by the crisis stay in school and graduate. 

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DanburyWORKS Receives $9,000 COVID-19 Resiliency Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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05/20/2020

DANBURY, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $9,000 COVID-19 Resiliency Grant to DanburyWORKS to assist home-base family child care providers who face challenges due to changes in enrollment, lost income, and the need for more emergency supplies as a result of the pandemic. United Way of Western Connecticut provides backbone supported for DanburyWORKS and Cora’s Kids.

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New Leaders, Board Members Elected to CT Council for Philanthropy

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05/13/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy elected Elaine V. Mintz, vice president of operations, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, as its new board chair to succeed outgoing chair Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy, Webster Bank.

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Child & Family Guidance Center Continues Services During COVID-19 Thanks to Grant from Two Funders

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05/04/2020

NORWALK, CT -- The Child & Family Guidance Center, (CFGC), has actively put in place swift and dramatic measures to ensure the safety of their workforce and community while continuing essential services to the neediest families. Key to making this possible has been a generous $25,000 grant from The Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and a  $10,000 grant from Near & Far Aid to provide telehealth services, deep cleaning and hygiene services as well as general support for the continuation of services during the COVID-19 crisis.

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At the Pandemic’s Epicenter, Here is What Grantmakers Are Doing in the Tri-State Area

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04/20/2020

NEW YORK, NY -- Inside Philanthropy's series look at the response of funders in different regions of the U.S. to the coronavirus pandemic. This post links to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's COVID-19 Resources and Response Funds webpages, and mentions the efforts of CCP menbers, including Aurora Fund for Women and Girls, Bank of America, Connecticut Community Foundation, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Perrin Family Foundation, and Ritter Family Foundation.

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FCCF's Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund Weekly Update & Challenge Grant

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04/03/2020

NORWALK, CT -- The generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations across Fairfield County and beyond has been extraordinary. In the two weeks since the Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund was established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, more than $1.375 MILLION has been donated.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces New COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

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03/19/2020

NORWALK, CT -- The Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund has been established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with the support of generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations and other concerned entities.

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