Giving in Connecticut 2015

Giving in Connecticut 2015 looks at charitable giving in Connecticut and by Connecticut grantmakers and residents (FYE 2013), including: individual giving through reported contributions, bequests made through estate giving, and foundation giving. Beyond the data, analysis about cross-sector collaboration, stories about funders making a difference, and quick facts about CCP members are also included.

2015 Connecticut Corporate Giving Survey

CBIA and Liberty Bank partnered on the 2015 Connecticut Corporate Giving Survey to gauge the level and scope of local businesses' contributions of expertise, volunteer hours, goods and services, and funding to nonprofits. Among its chief findings is 96 percent of businesses have maintained or increased their charitable levels for the past five years.

Coordinating Collaboration to End Homelessness

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.

Community Livability in Connecticut

Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging has produced their second annual report to the Connecticut General Assembly on their livable communities initiative. Connecticut’s population is aging, and that demographic transformation is both dramatic and permanent. Recognizing a growing urgency to plan for changing Connecticut communities, the Connecticut General Assembly empowered Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging to spearhead a livable communities initiative. Livable communities are places that foster independence and support residents across the lifespan.

Occupational Insights

Capital Workforce Partners produces the quarterly "Occupation Insights Reports for Hartford County." Contents Include: Jobs Growth and Online Postings in Hartford County; Top 20 Occupations; Top 20 Middle Occupations and Talent Demand by Skills.