TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded $110,470 in Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits providing for basic needs in Northwest Connecticut.
More than 60 organizations serving critical needs as a result of COVID-19 receive increased support
WATERTOWN, MA -- Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced $170,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations, part of the $1 million it committed to support community efforts addressing coronavirus in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
HARTFORD, CT -- “While Connecticut has made significant progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure that all of us receive equitable care and an equal opportunity to be our healthiest selves.” That observation from Tiffany Donelson, as she was named as the next president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, reflects both the many years of leadership by the Foundation, and the challenges that have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Travelers Companies, Inc. today released its annual Community Report, announcing that the company provided more than $24 million in charitable donations in 2019. Travelers distributed these funds to programs and organizations dedicated to improving academic and career success, developing thriving neighborhoods and creating culturally enriched communities. These contributions bring the company’s giving total to more than $223 million over the past decade.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health Foundation has named Tiffany Donelson to be its next president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Donelson will succeed Patricia Baker, who plans to retire after more than 20 years as the foundation’s founding leader.
MYSTIC, CT -- The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has been able to continue offering its educational programs online in part due to the generosity of organizations that had previously agreed to sponsor now-canceled events.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood today announced that it has launched “CTCARES for Family Child Care” to provide support to licensed family child care providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond.
DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation is pleased to share results of The Great Give® 2020 with its Valley community and to highlight the winners of VCF-sponsored Great Give prizes. Of the more than $3.5 million raised for nearly 400 nonprofits, $488,000 was raised with the help of Valley residents, employees, and VCF donor advised fund holders for nonprofit organizations located in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund has announced that more than 1,000 households across the state have now benefited from the Fund. The Fund is a unique joint effort launched by all 15 United Ways in Connecticut to help those who lost jobs, wages, or childcare, or who were otherwise financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARTFORD, CT -- Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art of Hartford has received a $50,000 grant from the Avandrid Foundation to restore and upgrade the bronze statue of Nathan Hale that has stood outside the 600 Main St. museum since 1894.
HARTFORD, CT -- 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.
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.
HARTFORD, CT -- In April, the City of Hartford, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, HEDCO, Inc., and Capital For Change launched a $1 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The aim is to provide at least 100 small Hartford businesses with a grant of up to $10,000 to make lease or mortgage payments, pay salaries, make vendor payments, pay taxes, or make modifications to their physical space or technology to comply with social distancing guidelines. In an effort to support additional Hartford small businesses, Bank of America and Travelers have each made grants of $125,000 and the City of Hartford has allocated an additional $125,000 to the initiative.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Surpassing expectations, The Great Give® 2020 was a spectacular success in bringing Greater New Haven’s community together in difficult times to raise $3.57 million online for nearly 400 nonprofits. The Great Give® is Greater New Haven’s 36-hour online giving event, created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and conducted annually since 2010 to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut.
Connecticut United Ways have joined together to offer TrustPlus, a program designed to promote financial stability for working families in the state
WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Congratulations to two West Hartford residents who have been elected to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy leadership. Tiffany Donelson, vice president of programs, Connecticut Health Foundation, has been named CCP Board Vice Chair, and Jill Hutensky, senior vice president, Hartford market manager, Bank of America, is a new member of the CCP Board of Directors.
QUINCY, MA -- Nellie Mae Education Foundation shared updates around additional flexibility for current grantee partners, and also shared an update on some new funding commitments we have made as part of our ongoing COVID-19 response.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Surpassing expectations, The Great Give® 2020 was a spectacular success in bringing Greater New Haven’s community together in difficult times to raise $3.57 million online for nearly 400 nonprofits. The Great Give® is Greater New Haven’s 36-hour online giving event, created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and conducted annually since 2010 to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut. Not only was the amount raised nearly double that of the prior year, but the number of total donors was up by 43 percent - a sign of the commitment and generosity of the region to rally for its continued well-being.