WATERBURY, CT -- November 12-13 certainly were exciting days for all of us at Connecticut Community Foundation. In conjunction with our 90th Anniversary, we hosted our first online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.
Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.
Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers takes a multi-dimensional approach to measure state-level performance of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers.
Find materials describing the affects of the IRS Proposed Form 1023-EZ.
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits sent a joint letter to the Connecticut Delegation voicing their concerns about the IRS Proposed Form 1023-EZ.
Slides from the Advanced Minute Taking Webinar held on June 17, 2014.
D5′s 2014 State of the Work highlights new tools and resources, recently completed research, and new organizational approaches that can help foundations and philanthropic organizations take action, achieve their goals regarding DEI, and advance the common good.
Nellie Mae Foundation President and CEO Nick Donohue sat down with Learning Lab to talk about the Foundation’s investments. Donohue’s focus is “student-centered learning,” which he says can improve student drop-out rates and better prepare students for post-secondary education.
In recognition of the continued relevance of Civil Rights landmark legislation – and the work still left to do to end discrimination and injustice of all kinds – the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released "Freedom Funders: Philanthropy and the Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1965."
The Power of Change Award, created by three Connecticut-based foundation, honors the best achievements and innovations in energy efficiency across Connecticut's state and municipal buildings.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy honored and recognized Community Foundations in the state of Connecticut with a proclamation that was read at the Council's May 2, 2014 Annual Luncheon. You can view the proclamation online or download a PDF.
This joint letter from the Council and the Community Foundation leadership that was sent to the CT delegation in support of the extenders legislation currently under review by the Finance Committee. This represents the continued position of the Council over the last four years and the hopes for a new conversation about making these provisions permanent going forward.
Urban Institute's report discusses the results of the 2013 National Survey of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants. Access the Connecticut State Profile, All State Profiles and Findings from the National Survey. The report provides national and state-by-state snapshots of most types of nonprofit organizations that have contracts and grants with local, state, and federal governments. The individual state profiles are designed to document the extent of nonprofit-government contracting, processes and problems. States are also ranked according to number of grants, types of issues, and actions taken by nonprofits to address the challenges they face.
Six health foundations sponsored the Connecticut Health Care Survey (CTHCS), a study of Connecticut residents’ own views on their health and health care, shows that many in Connecticut have access to and receive consistent, high quality health care. However, much work remains to be done particularly as it relates to chronic disease prevalence among adults and children.
"PowerCheck: a tool for assessing community organizing capacity" is a free online tool that makes it easy for nonprofits, evaluators, and funders to assess capacity to engage in community organizing, plan successfully, and track progress over time.
A Greater Hartford partnership, including Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, has released the first edition of a community indicators report, Metro Hartford Progress Points. The report highlights the challenges and opportunities facing the region.
Enfield and Manchester profiles for the Metro Hartford Progress Points.
The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan Executive Summary will lead the Council forward and expand our ability to support your work and be a leader in the field of philanthropy on behalf of Connecticut.
This W.K. Kellogg Foundation resource guide provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together.
Kerry Hannon, writes an engaging article on the advantages of creating a family foundation. She gives two examples of new family foundations bringing up the next generation and getting a quick start up with Foundation Source.