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English Language Learners Report

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07/2015
In 2014–15, the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving focused on the issue of English Language Learners (ELL)* through a series of forums. This report examines what they learned and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity.

2016 Connecticut Civic Health Index

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01/2016
HARTFORD, CT -- The 2016 Connecticut Health Index measures citizen engagement in the constitution state in voting, volunteerism and community involvement. A coalition of groups — including the Secretary of the State, Everyday Democracy, the National Conference on Citizenship and DataHaven — launched the 2016 Civic Health Index Report today. The survey evaluates the depth of citizen engagement through a variety of indicators such as voting, volunteering and other forms of community involvement.
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Starting Early - Starting Now Summit Video

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11/2015
Approximately 100 early child professionals, funders and policymakers gathered at the Starting Early / Starting Now: Designing Policy for the Best Start in Life for Connecticut's Children working summit on November 5th in West Hartford. The summit was designed to spark ideas and strategies for translating research on early childhood experiences and infant attachment into effective policy solutions, and demonstrates the importance of cross-sector collaboration for achieving solutions to challenges in our communities.

Coordinating Collaboration to End Homelessness

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08/2015
The Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) and a group of advocacy organizations, government agencies, and community providers are leading a campaign to end homelessness in the state. Guided by the vision that “No one should experience homelessness,” the Reaching Home Campaign and Opening Doors—Connecticut (the “Campaign”) emphasizes housing as an essential platform for human and community development. To support the Campaign’s work as it moves past planning and towards implementation and sustainability, the Melville Charitable Trust approached The Building Movement Project (BMP) to conduct a mid-point learning assessment.
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Metro Hartford Progress Points 2014

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04/2014
A Greater Hartford partnership, including Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, has released the first edition of a community indicators report, Metro Hartford Progress Points. The report highlights the challenges and opportunities facing the region.

Past Program Materials: Sustaining Collective Impact: Finding Progress in Process

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06/2015
Liberty Bank Foundation presented its annual forum for nonprofits and funders on June 4, entitled, “Sustaining Collective Impact: Finding Progress in Process.” Keynote speakers were Greg Hills and Melissa Oomer from FSG Group, a thought leader in the collective impact arena. Breakouts focused on local collective impact initiatives, including the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth.
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The Aurora Report

Publication date: 
01/2014
The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, through a generous grant from The Ensworth Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, commissioned the first comprehensive study of women and girls in Hartford County. The study examines the opportunities and challenges for Hartford County females in education, economic security, leadership, health and well being, and crime and safety, as well as the demographic composition of women and girls and their philanthropic giving.
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Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform Materials

The new OMB Uniform Guidance is the biggest change in government grant guidelines in more than 30 years – and could spell relief for private grantmakers who won’t be called upon as much to subsidize constant (and growing) government shortfalls – if the new guidelines are implemented as intended.

Do Pro Bono

Taproot enables top professionals and companies to put their talent to work creating meaningful change in the community. They partner with companies to engage their employees and customers in high impact pro bono service.
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Increasing Awareness of Technical-Based Career Pathways

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08/2014
BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation, serving the central Connecticut communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, has joined with local Individuals, groups and businesses to increase awareness of technical-based career pathways in order to enhance students’ success, alleviate the shortage of skilled technical workers and increase employment opportunities in those communities.
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How a 'Genius Grant' Came to Nurture Future Poets

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09/2014
SHEFFIELD, MA -- The Amy Clampitt Fund, with roots in a McArthur Fellowship, is a supporting organization of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, providing literary residencies at the Amy Clampitt House. The Foundation serves Berkshire County, MA; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT.
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Women Give 2013: New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys

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12/2013
"Women Give" is the signature research project of the Women's Philanthropy Institute. Each report offers insights into why and how gender matters in philanthropy. Women Give 2013 focuses on charitable giving by girls and boys and assesses whether the gender differences observed in adult charitable giving begin to emerge at younger ages.
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All in for Her: A Call to Action

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09/2014
Women Moving Millions' report, "All In For Her: A Call To Action," puts a direct request before the women it says have the capacity to give $1 trillion a year globally. New data on Women's Giving includes: Women control a significant and growing part of North American and global wealth; women currently control an estimated $13.2 trillion of wealth in North America.
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Bringing the community together in unexpected ways: A successful online giving challenge

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06/2014
WATERBURY, CT -- November 12-13 certainly were exciting days for all of us at Connecticut Community Foundation. In conjunction with our 90th Anniversary, we hosted our first online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.

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