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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces JPMorgan Chase & Co. Investment Creating Regional Housing Opportunity

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06/15/2020

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) announces its partnership in the establishment of Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity (FCCHO), funded through the generous spirit and commitment of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cultivate thriving neighborhoods, with an investment of $450,000. Their commitment will catalyze action with results to create housing stability for all Fairfield County residents.

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Cigna Foundation Announces Availability of $5 Million in Grants to Address Children's Mental Health, Childhood Hunger

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06/15/2020

BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofits working to create greater access to mental health services to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future grant program. The program will provide up to a total of $5 million in grants to community organizations over the next year.

When counting on each other counts

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06/15/2020

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- In his commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic, David J. Obedzinski, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, ,  asks  "Who are you counting on to help you, your family, work colleagues, and your community make it through this pandemic?"

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Nearly $1 Million in Funding Provided to Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Hartford County

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06/15/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- Nearly $1 million in federal support for food, emergency shelters, and homeless prevention services has been awarded to 25 non-profits and municipalities in Hartford County, according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $45K in Scholarships to 18 Connecticut High School Seniors

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06/15/2020

BERLIN, CT -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 18 Connecticut students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

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New Canaan Community Foundation announces Young Philanthropists grants

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06/15/2020

NEW CANAAN, CT -- New Canaan Community Foundation's Young Philanthropists Program brought about 30 high school students together to learn about philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and how they can impact local community issues. Through The Young Philanthropists Fund, the young philanthropists were able to distribute a total of $20,000 in grants to five organizations.

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Community Foundation Continues Equity Focus Through Grants in Four Priority Areas

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06/12/2020

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced today grants of $1,034,525 in support of four strategic priorities: youth empowerment, basic needs and rights, environmental conservation and education, and animal welfare.

$20M Hartford Boys & Girls Club facility breaks ground ahead of 2021 debut

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06/11/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (BGCH) broke ground Thursday morning on a new $20-million recreation facility in Hartford's South End that it plans to debut later next year. A campaign aimed at financing the new clubhouse has raised $21 million of its $20-million fundraising goal to cover the cost of construction and operation of the club for the first five years. Donations of $1 million were provided by The Hartford Financial Services, Travelers Cos., Stanley Black & Decker, and Raytheon Technologies Corp. (formerly United Technologies Corp.). Bank of America donated $750,000, Hartford law firm Shipman & Goodwin LLP donated $250,000, and an anonymous donor contributed $1 million. 

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Fresh Food for All at CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market Thanks to Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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06/11/2020

DANBURY, CT -- A $38,000 grant from the Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) will enable the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market to make fresh produce accessible to people who might otherwise not have access to healthy food options. The grant also supports new COVID-19 protocols to help keep shoppers safe.

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Rapid Response of CT Philanthropy Amidst COVID-19

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06/10/2020

CONNECTICUT -- Elaine Mintz and Karla Fortunato write about how Connecticut’s philanthropic community has responded to address the immediate needs of the Covid-19 crisis. Elaine is the VP of Operations for Fairfield County's Community Foundation and Board Chair of Connecticut Council of Philanthropy (CCP). Karla is CCP's president.

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Tufts Health Plan Recognized as one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

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06/10/2020

WATERTOWN, MA -- Tufts Health Plan has been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50, by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes superior corporate citizenship programs and showcases how companies use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities

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