In 2014–15, the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving focused on the issue of English Language Learners (ELL)* through a series of forums. This report examines what they learned and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has featured William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in a Smarter Grantmaking Playbook Interview.
TrendCT is a news site that tells the story in numbers; their mission is to find data and see what it tells us about ourselves and our state.
In 2013, about 40 million family caregivers in the United States provided an estimated 37 billion hours of care to an adult with limitations in daily activities. The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $470 billion in 2013, up from an estimated $450 billion in 2009.
Liberty Bank Foundation presented its annual forum for nonprofits and funders on June 4, entitled, “Sustaining Collective Impact: Finding Progress in Process.” Keynote speakers were Greg Hills and Melissa Oomer from FSG Group, a thought leader in the collective impact arena. Breakouts focused on local collective impact initiatives, including the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth.
Foundation Center's new online portal serves as a hub of information about education philanthropy.
In this “Leadership Series” paper, Emmett Carson, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, provides a thoughtful examination of fundamental questions facing U.S. community foundations today. Acknowledging that a key characteristic of community foundations is their leadership and civic engagement within their stated geographies, Emmett explores how these institutions are engaging with donors who have a wide range of interests in diverse geographic areas. 21st-Century Community Foundations is intended to be a springboard for the ongoing conversation about the changing definition of “community.”
This publication takes an in-depth look at what it means to open our learning and evaluation practices to grantees, other funders, community members, government agencies and others involved in the work. It addresses some of the big questions that grantmakers face in designing success shared learning approaches and shares five case studies of how GEO members are putting these ideas into practice.
Leadership New England, a new study of nonprofit executives and board members in the region, reports that two-thirds (64%) of executives plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, 60% of organizations do not have succession plans, and just one-third of leaders believe they have staff in their organization who can step up into leadership positions.
With the state's population age 65+ projected to grow rapidly in the coming years, members of the Council's Funders in Aging Affinity Group have engaged in various initiatives to support this population segment. Find information on PA 14-217 and the CT Home Care Rate Study Analysis Summary.
"Giving in Connecticut: Philanthropy in the Nutmeg State," is the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's (CCP) annual report on charitable giving. It includes key findings on individual and foundation giving with thoughtful interpretation of the data. You'll also find a Quick Facts sheet and the Top 100 Connecticut Grantmakers by Assets and Grants Paid.
Review the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's Annual Meeting and Philanthropy Awards program booklet. Information includes the sponsor listing; program agenda; leadership giving; members and new members; board, staff and committee and network leadership; Keynote speaker and Philanthropy Award bios; Concurrent session outlines; Get on the Map and more!
View the slide deck from CCP's April 30 Annual Meeting and Philanthropy Awards: Session 2, "Educational Equity in Connecticut Schools," presented by Susan Eaton, Research Director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.
Looking at the grim picture of central city Hartford and Bridgeport when desegregation efforts began and considering the odds against the creation of new models in a time when civil rights were shrinking, what has been accomplished in Connecticut is a victory over great odds. It is also an example of the way there can be change that expands the possibilities for all and enriches the communities.
View materials from the Online, On Point! communications workshop held on April 14, 2015.
How and Why Philanthropy Is Catalyzing the Development of a New Market
Read the findings of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy survey of community foundations and the IRA Charitable Rollover provision.
Listings of the top Connecticut grantmakers by assets and total giving for 2014.
Kathleen Malin is vice president for technology and operations management at Rhode Island Foundation where she is responsible for all aspects of technology. She also works with nonprofits and businesses doing technology assessments and helping them develop social media and Web strategies.