Ritter Family Foundation

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Ridgefield, CT 06877-0594

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
NORWALK, CT -- On Monday, the City of Norwalk announced the Connectivity Initiative to try and help the 7-8 percent of children who did not have high-quality, reliable internet service. Dalio Education is the lead supporter of the initiative, providing $315,000 to Norwalk Public Schools which will contract with Altice/Optimum to provide high-speed internet to the 1,000 Norwalk families. This will be supplemented with a $50,000 grant from the Be Foundation. The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation and The Ritter Family Foundation have each provided grants of $125,000 to support the Community Services Department and the Family Navigators. 
Thursday, July 23, 2020
NEW HAVEN, CT -- In April of 2020, as part of our institutional response to COVID19, The Perrin Family Foundation launched a youth communication project intended to capture how young people were experiencing the global crisis. Over the next few weeks the Foundation will be sharing the youth experiences and connecting the stories to larger themes and issues.
Monday, April 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.
Monday, August 26, 2019
NORWALK, CT -- Underscoring their commitment to collaboratively support public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close education, workforce and other opportunity gaps in Connecticut, the founding members of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund today announced the initial distribution of grants from the Fund — bestowing $1,032,000 to 10 organizations serving the region. 
Thursday, July 11, 2019
NORWALK, CT - Stepping Stones Museum, Children’s Learning Centers of Connecticut (CLC), Filling in the Blanks, and Wholesome Wave are proud to announce their new collaboration titled Fueling Families. This five-week pilot program provides food, nutrition education and literacy support services for preschoolers in need in Stamford and Norwalk. Support for the pilot program came from: Ritter Family Foundation, Aiello Charitable Foundation, Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation, Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, Rita and Leo Greenland Foundation, George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, FactSet, Fairfield County Bank, First County Bank Foundation, Nestle Waters, People’s United Community Foundation, General Re, Palmer’s Darien, Bigelow Tea, and Bob’s Discount Furniture.