BRISTOL, CT -- The New England Carousel Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Main Street Community Foundation to create a virtual tour program for second graders in Bristol Public Schools.
TORRINGTON, CT -- From June 15-July 31, more than 50 Northwest Connecticut nonprofits posted giving campaigns to www.northwestcornergives.org, a crowdfunding program of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, to raise funds to meet the challenges of operating amid social distancing and remote work requirements created by COVID-19.
HARTFORD, CT -- Despite an uptick in individual contributions aided by the surging stock market, Connecticut nonprofit leaders say huge losses in fee-for-service revenue during the coronavirus pandemic have led to reductions in staffing, loss of access for needy residents and — in some cases — programs shutting down entirely. Melanie Tavares, director of the Nonprofit Support Program at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, comments on changes that philanthropy is making in their funding.
CONNECTICUT -- For more than a decade prior to the pandemic, a growing number of working poor families in Connecticut faced stagnating wages and a rising cost of living, according to a new report from the United Way.
ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Connecticut United Ways’ 2020 ALICE Report Lays Bare the Severity of the Economic Challenges Facing Many Families in the State and Outlines Proven Strategies to Move These Families Toward Financial Security.
WATERBURY, CT -- From April through June, Connecticut Community Foundation awarded over $750,000 in grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations serving residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.
NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut awarded more than $758,000 in scholarships to 309 students from across the region this year, an increase of 26 individual scholarships and over $33,000 in total awards from 2019.
Sheila Denton, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Boehringer Ingelheim, shares how the legal team – in partnership with the BI Cares Foundation and the United Way of Western Connecticut – is helping local communities tackle today’s biggest challenges.
STAMFORD, CT -- The Women’s Business Development Council was planning before the coronavirus crisis to expand a microgrant program to support women-owned small businesses throughout Connecticut. The Women's Business Council wants to provide at least 100 grants of up to $10,000. Webster Bank is contributing $100,000 to the initiative.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum to support the museum’s educational programs that serve Hartford students.
Grant proposals are now being accepted for the 2021 Bank of America Art Conservation Project. All proposals must be submitted before Monday, November 30 to be eligible for funding in 2021.
Register for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Free Online Seminar for Non-Profit Organizations, Sept. 15-17, 2020.
TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships and awards to local students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
LITCHFIELD, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has raised $6,250 for its Artist Relief Fund over the past five months. Proceedings go directly to artists in financial need in Litchfield County.
ROCKY HILL, CT -- United Way of Connecticut’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Tepper Bates to serve as UWC’s new President and CEO, effective October 1, 2020.
HARTFORD, CT -- Lisa Tepper Bates, the governor’s point person for getting housing and retail developed close to public transportation hubs, is leaving his administration to lead the United Way of Connecticut.
STAMFORD, CT -- The Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County has received a grant of a $35,000 from the United Way of Western Connecticut. The grant will provide critical funding to enable families to access high-quality early childhood education at the the Children’s Learning Centers. The United Way said it is working to help families it describes as Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, or ALICE.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF) announces changes to their Board of Directors, which took effect July 1, the start of the Foundation's fiscal year.
HARTFORD, CT -- The second round of Phase Two of COVID-19 Response Fund grants totaling $424,142 to support community-based organizations that provide a variety of critical supports.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Middlesex Chamber of Commerce wraped up another successful installment of the Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program. They placed youngsters into subsidized employment in a wide variety of professional fields for six weeks in the summer months, working 20 hours per week. The 2020 team of funding partners included: Workforce Alliance, the City of Middletown, Peach Pit Foundation, Liberty Bank Foundation, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Jarvis Products Corporation, Stone Investment Properties, and Middlesex United Way.