How CCP Is Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Publication date: 
April, 2020


  • CCP is engaging members in weekly COVID-19 Check-in Calls to provide an overview of response efforts to date, create space for members to share updates, raise areas of concern, and ask questions of one another. Access recordings and materials from past Check-in Calls >> 
  • CCP launched a new communication summarizing the Top Takeaways for Philanthropy each week, keeping members informed with quick updates related to the coronavirus pandemic and how CCP members can respond effectively and strategically. Access the Weekly Updates >>
  • CCP is curating Coronavirus Resources for Funders and Nonprofits webpages, including: virtual meetings and webinars offered by local and national experts; webinar recordings and replays; COVID-19 Response Funds; Funder COVID-19 News; philanthropy best practices; information about the Stimulus; communications resources; and more. Visit the Resource Pages >>
  • CCP Supports Equity in Response to Coronavirus (3/19/20) CCP signed on to a joint statement of philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs): Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus >>
  • CCP Urges Congress to Support Nonprofits in Stimulus Bill (3/18/20) Joining a national effort by regional grantmaking organizations, CCP sent a letter to the Connecticut Congressional delegation urging that support for the nonprofit community be included in the federal response to COVID-19. Read the letter >>
  • Support for Child Care (3/16/20) The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative sent a letter to the Connecticut Congressional delegation urging their support for emergency funding to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis on young children, their families, child care providers and communities. Read the letter >>
  • DECD Variance for Foundations: CCP and CCP's Community Foundation Network sent letters to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) requesting a variance of Executive Order No. 7H which required that “Non-essential businesses or not-for-profit entities shall reduce their in-person workforces at any workplace locations by 100% not later than March 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM." The requests were to allow foundations to have minimal access their business locations in order to process gifts and grants critical to the COPVID-19 crisis, so as to effectively serve the community in this time crisis.
  • Message from CCP President Karla Fortunato (3/17/20) | Now, we are developing intermediate plans to best support our members and the communities they serve in the coming weeks. We have outlined what we have planned in terms of our response, but we also want to hear from you. Please let us know how CCP can best support your organization at this time. Read more >>
  • Message from CCP President Karla Fortunato (3/12/20) | Like you, we are closely following the advisories, updates, and impacts of the coronavirus in Connecticut and beyond. In an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to suspend all in-person meetings for the month of March. Instead, we are holding discussions and programs virtually or rescheduling for later in the spring. We have decided that moving forward with our annual conference in May is not appropriate at this time. We are exploring alternatives, and will most likely reschedule our annual gathering to be held later this year. Read more >>
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