Philanthropy Impacts Connecticut Communities

How does philanthropy help your community? Read stories highlighting just a few of the ways philanthropy is working on issues of concern to all of us in Connecticut. Topics include aging, the arts, early childhood, education, the environment, health, juvenile justice, and workforce development.

For more stories check out the Giving Stories in the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving.


Helping the Elderly of Hamden
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and The Phelps Community Project

Helping low income Fairfield County seniors with their housing needs
Fairfield County Community Foundation's Stella Margaret McHenry Fund

An Insight into the needs of older adults
United Way of Connecticut's 2-1-1 helping seniors

Prescription Assistance Fund
Foundation for Community Health

Town Conversations on Aging
Connecticut Community Foundation's East Hill Woods Fund


Impact on the quality of life in Greater Hartford
Lincoln Financial's Sculpture Walk


Impact on reading skills of Hartford Public School K-3 grade students
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Brighter Futures Initiative

School Success for Every Child
Graustein Memorial Fund Discovery Initiative


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education
The Lone Pine Foundation's Fairfield County Academic Gain Award

A New Generation of Urban School Leaders
Fairfield County Community Foundation's Urban School Leaders Fellowship.


Improving New Haven's Cityscape
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Community Gardens and Greenspaces Program.


Improving Dental Health for Connecticut Children
Connecticut Health Foundation

Impact on Obesity
Foundations work together to support SisterTalk Hartford


Impact on Juvenile Justice Reform
The Tow Foundation and the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance


Hartford's struggling Frog Hollow community
The Melville Charitable Trust and Billings Forge Community Works