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Norwalk Community Health Center Receives $30K Grant

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08/14/2019

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls to provide low income teens and women of child bearing age tools to make informed decisions about family planning and family spacing and expand access to appropriate contraception.

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59 Area Nonprofits Receive Over $1.2 Million in Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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08/13/2019

NORWALK, CT -- This summer, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation distributed funds totaling $1,274,091 to 59 nonprofit organizations who align with the Community Foundation’s result areas and its vision to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health.

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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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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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