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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Support Racial and Social Justice

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08/11/2020

WATERTOWN, MA -- Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced it has committed $1 million to support investments on issues facing diverse communities. The funds will go to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, the Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund. 

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blumshapiro Foundation Donates $24K to Support New England Food Banks

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08/06/2020

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, blumshapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm in New England, is giving back to the communities it serves by donating a total of $24,000 to non-profit organizations operating in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Newman's Own Gives $1 Million to Virtual Camp for Children with Serious Illnesses

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08/04/2020

WESTPORT, CT -- Newman's Own Foundation will provide SeriousFun with $1 million over and above their regular giving to help SeriousFun's 16 Member Camps provide virtual camp and family weekend programs, live-streamed programs, virtual discussion groups, at-home activity resources, and camp-inspired recipes to make at home, among many more. All programming and materials are provided to the campers free of charge.

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Norwich Foundation Creates Fund to Help Arts, Cultural Organizations

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08/04/2020

NORWICH, CT -- The Lord Foundation has created a new Special Fund for Arts & Culture, with $100,000 dedicated to assisting nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New London County that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition is promoting the new grant fund and has suggested possible uses for the funds. Lord said at the outset of the pandemic, the foundation donated $100,000 to the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Neighbors to Neighbors Fund to help human services nonprofits provide basic needs to people in the region. The Cultural Coalition also has established the Culture SECT Economic Recovery Fund through the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

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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.

American Savings Foundation Announces Kenney Scholarship Winners, Including Nearly 50 from New Britian

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08/03/2020

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The American Savings Foundation announced the recipients of the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Monday morning. With college students facing extra stress as they navigate the college process during a pandemic, ASF has awarded 107 local students a new scholarship that may help make the financial cost less of a concern.

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BethEl Center Receives Grant to Support Homeless Shelter Services

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08/03/2020

MILFORD, CT -- Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford has been awarded a $90,000 multi-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The grant will be paid out in $30,000 increments over three years to provide general operating assistance for the shelter, its support services, advocacy and community education.

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New Canaan Community Foundation Invests $68K In Grants' 4th Round

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08/02/2020

NEW CANAAN, CT -- New Canaan Community Foundation announced the fourth round of grants awarded through their COVID-19 Response Fund and related efforts. Grants this week invest specifically in child care and summer options for youth. Since its launch, the fund has rapidly invested more than $440,000 in community partners.

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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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