Initiative’s Founding Partner, Bank of America, Commits $25 Million in Funding to Launch
DANBURY, CT -- Thanks to a collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim, United Way of Western Connecticut, Sodexo, Danbury Public Schools and other community partners, approximately 200 meals were delivered each weekday to low-income housing sites in Danbury between April 9 and May 29.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- New Canaan Community Foundation announced the third round of grants awarded through their COVID-19 Response Fund and related efforts.
WINDSOR, CT -- The Town of Windsor, Windsor Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut are partnering to provide direct financial assistance to Windsor residents struggling to meet basic needs due to COVID-19.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s 2020 responsive grant program has awarded $2.98 million to local nonprofit organizations working for the benefit of the community.
RICHMOND, VA -- Dominion Energy and its charitable foundation are committing $5 million to help community reconciliation and rebuilding across the company's 20-state footprint.
HARTFORD — During its April board meeting, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy elected Elaine V. Mintz, vice president of operations, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, as its new board chair to succeed outgoing chair Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy, Webster Bank. Joining CCP’s executive board leadership is Vice Chair Tiffany Donelson, vice president of programs, Connecticut Health Foundation, a West Hartford resident. Also from West Hartford is Jill Hutensky, senior vice president, Hartford market manager, Bank of America, who is one of six newly elected CCP Board members.
HARTFORD, CT -- Firebox, the innovative farm-to-table restaurant in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood, will close after 13 years, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and “the uncertainty it has brought.” The Melville Charitable Trust launched Firebox on Broad Street in 2007, with a vision “to serve extraordinary food and to bring jobs, investment, and opportunity to the community." The restaurant became a destination for locally grown fare, crafting its daily menus with produce, meats and dairy from Connecticut farms.
HARTFORD, CT -- Grants to date totaling $5.7 million to more than 100 organizations providing basic human needs and other services to local residents.
NORWALK, CT -- A generous grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) will provide Norwalk Community College (NCC) students disparately impacted by COVID-19 with emergency financial assistance for technology, food and basic needs. The NCC Foundation’s goal is to help students whose lives have been disrupted by the crisis stay in school and graduate.
BRISTOL, CT -- At Main Street Community Foundation’s 25th Annual Meeting, held virtually in March, the Foundation welcomed three local residents to its Board of Directors.
HARTFORD, CT -- Partnership for Strong Communities in Hartford recently received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation to support the operations of the Reaching Home Campaign.
NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut on Friday announced its first round of grants from the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund, which was established in mid-March to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has received contributions from hundreds of donors. The grants total $473,517 to 61 recipients.
21 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Grants Totaling $286,000
BRANFORD, CT --- The gratitude from Branford Community Foundation continues into the 12th week of quarantine. As of May 18th, the COVID19 Response Fund for Branford has raised $179,905 and distributed $161,285.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- With stay-at-home restrictions in place, the coronavirus has triggered a rise in domestic abuse throughout Connecticut. Center for Family Justice recently partnered with Bank of America to ensure its services are still available to victims of abuse.
HARTFORD, CT -- In March, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to rapidly deploy resources to support the residents who are most significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is designed to complement the work of federal, state and municipal government efforts and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
PUTNAM, CT -- The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts has given Day Kimball Healthcare a $40,000 donation for supplies and equipment to help it combat the coronavirus pandemic.
WINDHAM, CT -- WAIM's Neighbor Safety Net Fund, established last month to help those suffering from the financial consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, is beginning to disburse payments to area residents. The fund has raised $90,000 in the first round of distributions, which are earmarked for those who have lost jobs, had their work hours reduced, or are otherwise struggling because of pandemic-related hardships. Two charitable organizations--The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation-- have also stepped up to support the Neighbor Safety Net Fund, pledging a total of $25,000.
BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel The Main Event: A Quarter Century Celebration scheduled for September 12, 2020.