BERLIN, CT -- Comcast NBCUniversal 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.
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.
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?"
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.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Environmental Champion Awards. Nominations are being accepted from now until July 29.
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.
HARTFORD, CT -- CCP President Karla Fortunato and Erika Frank, Senior Community Investments Officer for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, comment on the changes made to the grantmaking processes in the current COVID-19 crisis.
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.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The New Canaan Community Foundation recently announced $531,000 in grant investments supporting local nonprofit organizations.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- Person-to-Person (P2P) is pleased to announce the New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF) has awarded it generous grant funding, totaling $50,000, from the Foundation's new COVID-19 Response Fund.
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.
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.
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.
HARTFORD, CT -- This Blog post is from Tiffany Donelson, vice president of program for the Connecticut Health Foundation. In September 2020, she will become the foundation’s president and CEO.
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.
SOUTHINGTON, CT -- A total of $161,778 was awarded from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation to five organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of Southington residents.
HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's COVID-19 Response Fund announces its tenth round of grants totaling $430,600 which will support eight community-based organizations that provide basic human needs and other critical supports.
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
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Cigna Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Gilead Community Services for the creation and operation of a Mental Health Resource Center, which will provide an array of services to people in need of guidance when facing a mental health issue.