The Melville Charitable Trust
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
HARTFORD, CT -- A broad-based coalition of advocates, providers, state agencies, and young adults is launching eight 100-Day Challenges to house and improve services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness throughout Connecticut. Funded by a wide array of local philanthropies, this is a true statewide effort, the first of its kind in the nation.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
NEW YORK, NY -- The Melville Charitable Trusts' work in reducing homelessness in Connecticut is included in this article about how small foundations can make a big impact in their grantmaking. Janice Elliot, Executive director is quoted as she explains their startegy of inviting larger foundations to collaborate and pool funds for the A Way Home America, national group working to end homelessness among the young.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
HARTFORD, CT—At its March board meeting, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy voted Kathryn Luria (Woodbury), senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy for Webster Bank, as the new board chair, to replace outgoing Chair Judith Meyers, president and CEO of Children’s Fund of Connecticut.
Friday, February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC -- Understanding that stable homes provide an important platform for individual success and thriving communities, nine of the nation’s largest private foundations, including The Melville Charitable Trust, have joined forces to create the Funders for Housing and Opportunity collaborative with the goal of ensuring individuals and families across America who spend more than half of their income on rent -- or have no homes at all -- will be able to afford safe, stable rentals in thriving communities. Together, Funders for Housing and Opportunity will commit grant dollars that will be used to catalyze systemic change; $4.9 million has already been committed to four grantees over the next three years.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC -- The increasingly desperate affordable housing crisis has led nine U.S. foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and The Melville Charitable Trust to announce on Tuesday that they are launching a partnership to tackle systemic problems in the housing market. The aim: to ensure that the more than 11 million families across the country that spend more than half of their paycheck on rent and those who are homeless have access to safe, affordable housing. The partnership, called Funders For Housing and Opportunity, has divided an initial $4.9 million in grant money between four nonprofits that tackle housing insecurity. This first tranche of money is aimed “mostly in the area of policy, advocacy and organizing,” said Susan Thomas, senior program officer at Melville Charitable Trust and chair of Funders for Housing and Opportunity.