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.
DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut is partnering with the Danbury Fair Mall to conduct a food drive to benefit the Danbury Food Collaborative and its member pantries.
FARMINGTON, CT -- Connecticut Health and Development Insititute welcomes Cynthia Fitzgerald to the Board of Directors of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut and CHDI.
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.
TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Women & Girls Fund has awarded $5,000 in grants in support of two local child care centers that are working to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 at their facilities.
BRISTOL, CT -- The Bristol Public Library and the Bristol Senior Center were the recent recipients of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) funded by a grant awarded to the City of Bristol from the Main Street Community Foundation.
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.
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.
BLOOMFIELD, CT -- Hartford HealthCare announced a $400,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to help provide more free testing for communities.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Connecticut’s Community Action Agency Network was recently awarded a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of the newly established FY 2021 CHEFA COVID-19 Grant Program.
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.
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.
HARTFORD, CT -- Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the City of Hartford will build a free, citywide wifi network accessible to all residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWINGTON, CT -- Farmington Bank Community Foundation recently approved $160,000 in education grants. Recipients included early childhood literacy, after school programming and educational enrichment. Grants were made to organizations located in Hartford County.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Bridgeport Prospers/United Way of Coastal Fairfield County seek a C2C State Policy Director to be responsible for building a cross-sector coalition focused on improving equitable early childhood outcomes for CT cradle to career.