View the recording of the February 14, 2017 webinar. Learn how local nonprofits are responding and the strategies that Connecticut and national funders are using to support immigrant communities in this new landscape post 2016 election.
View the webinar recording of the 2017 CT Legislative Session Preview, presented by CCP and the CT Nonprofit Allliance.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- A number of Connecticut’s leading education organizations -- the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) have agreed to a set of design principles for the development of a new school funding formula that supports student learning. These guiding principles were developed with Professor Ken Wong, of Brown University and with the assistance of the independent, nonpartisan Connecticut School Finance Project.
Mark Abraham of DataHaven and Nancy von Euler of Fairfield County's Community Foundation presented their 2016 Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index and 2015 Community Wellbeing Survey PowerPoint during the the Fairfield County Funder Network's January 19, 2017 meeting.
NORWALK, CT -- Examining regional demographics, economic opportunity, education, health, quality of life, and happiness, Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 was released by DataHaven, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and a team of leaders from regional hospitals, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations.
Materials from the December 8, 2016 Education Affinity Group Meeting.
In this recorded webinar, learn more about ALICE and the work that United Ways and many great community partners are doing to help ALICE achieve financial security through an informational webinar hosted by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
The Connecticut School Finance Project's new release, Funding Formula Guidebook, is a comprehensive guidebook that examines the components of an equitable school finance system and how Connecticut can achieve fair funding for its more than 540,000 public school students.
In an interview with Meghan Lowney, Executive Director of The Zoom Foundation and Founder of the Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR), it was announced that LDR will be transitioning to a new nonprofit called Five Frogs, Inc. Five Frogs will operate LDR as one of its programs and create new services and initiatives to support leadership capacity.
The Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, developed this report for the purpose of developing recommendations for an infrastructure connecting state child-serving agencies with local communities and communities with each other.
On October 14, 2016, Courtney Wienslaw and Lindsay Ancel from AllpointsDigital gave a presentation on "Creating Digital Impact." View their PowerPoint slide deck with resource links.
Chris Bruhl of the Business Council of Fairfield County, presented his CT FY17 Budget Choices PowerPoint during the the Fairfield County Funder Network's September 15, 2016 meeting.
The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.
The Urban League has now completed its latest edition of State of Black Hartford 2016, thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
CCP is offering several pilot services for member community foundations through CCP's regional association (RA) membership with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum).
Access resources from the Program Officer Network meeting, Maximizing and Communicating Your Grant Strategies, held on June 7, 2016.
Find resources and information concerning the Orlando Tragedy.
Access resources for the College Savings Account Conference Call held on May 16, 2016.
"Co-Creation," written by Patricia Bowie, is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The new case study is significant, as there is much written about funder partnerships and collaboration success stories, but little discussion on different kinds of collaborative ventures and the lessons learned by philanthropy.
Access the materials and photos from CCP's 2016 Philanthropy Luncheon and Conference held on Friday May 13 at the Trumbull Marriott.