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Main Street Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Programs Benefitting Men and Boys

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08/04/2020

BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting applications for grants distributed from the Men & Boys’ Fund. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott are invited to apply. Proposals are due by 4 pm on September 11, 2020.

CHEFA Grant Backs Hartford HealthCare Mobile COVID-19 Testing

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07/31/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) has provided a $400,000 grant to support Hartford Health Care's mobile COVID-19 testing efforts. The award was announced at one of the mobile program’s stops, the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield. CHEFA grants will support staffing, personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, tests and other supplies for the mobile sites.

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WPKN Receives $5000 Grant From Newman's Own Foundation

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07/30/2020

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- WPKN has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to WPKN was made as part of the foundation's commitment to support community broadcasting through independent radio. The grant to WPKN will be used to support the ongoing operating expenses of the station.

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Grants Provide a Work-Based Learning Summer Program to Students in Waterbury

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07/30/2020

WATERBURY, CT -- Thanks to the support of the American Savings Foundation and the Frederick W. Marzahl Memorial Fund, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) is providing a six-week Work-Based Learning Summer Program for 40 at-risk and disadvantaged boys and girls from Waterbury. Generous grants of $24,000 from the American Savings Foundation, $10,000 from the Frederick W. Marzahl Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and in-kind contributions from CJR, have funded this unique summer program, which includes vocational training in culinary arts, video and media production, horticulture and landscaping, and entrepreneurial skills development.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Awarded CHEFA COVID-Relief Grant to Purchase Ultraviolet Cleaning Machine, Intubation Equipment

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07/30/2020

WALLINGFORD, CT -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a rehabilitation-focused nonprofit healthcare organization, announces that it has received a $40,800 COVID-relief grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to help purchase COVID-related equipment.

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Valley Community Foundation Awards Nearly $890,000 in Single- and Multi-Year Grants

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07/30/2020

DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is pleased to announce that $884,900 has been awarded to 10 organizations as a result of its 2020 Responsive Grants process. These are single and multi-year grants that will help provide a reliable source of funding during a time of financial uncertainty.

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Hamden Student Creates Scholarship Fund for Classmates at The Community Foundation Thanks to AT&T Grant

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07/23/2020

HAMDEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has been awarded a $15,000 contribution from AT&T to support a scholarship fund for Hamden High School students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholarships will be given to 150 graduating seniors to assist in their pursuit of college and career goals.

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Butterflies Are Free. Saving Them Isn't, So Branford Is Helping

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07/23/2020

BRANFORD, CT -- Bees and other natural pollinators are incredibly efficient little critters, but they could always use a little help fulfilling their unique role in the world’s ecosystem — and the Branford Fire Department, working with Sustainable CT, is happy to do what it can to help. Project organizers are asking the community to join the initiative by donating money or volunteering in the effort. All community donations will be doubled by Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund, funded by the Smart Seed Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Connecticut Green Bank, provides a dollar-for-dollar match to donations raised from the community, doubling local investment in projects.

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Youth Voice & COVID-19

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07/23/2020

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.

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Norwalk Public Schools Launches Educational Equity Study

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07/21/2020

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Public Schools will launch a comprehensive initiative designed to examine and address educational equity in Norwalk. Starting immediately, the district will partner with Temple University's Dr. Edward Fergus on an eight-month project that will include implicit bias and diversity training. The Collective Impact Opportunity Fund at Fairfield County's Community Foundation has committed to funding the Norwalk Educational Equity Initiative. This invitation-only Fund makes grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce and other opportunity gaps among children, youth and families in Connecticut.

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