TRUMBULL, CT -- Anuj Sisodiya, a Trumbull High School student, was the recipient of the 2013 eesmarts award for his project, “Light It but Time It.” His project received funding through Energize Connecticut’s eesmarts program and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund.
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HARTFORD, CT -- CREC's division of Data Analysis, Research and Technology (DART) was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the H.A. Vance Foundation to fund a professional development academy entitled "Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Realistic and Immediate Classroom Connections."
HARTFORD, CT — Philanthropists, corporations and local agencies contributed $25 million to Hartford school initiatives in 2012-13, a $10 million jump from the previous school year, according to a district report released this week.
NEW HAVEN, CT — The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) announced today that Michelle Knapik will serve as its next President, effective May 12, 2014.
NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Public Schools, in collaboration with the City of Norwalk’s Early Childhood Council, has launched a new district-wide resource dedicated to early childhood literacy. The Early Literacy Demonstration Site was funded under a grant from the Grossman Family Foundation.
INDIANAPOLIS, IL – The Louis Calder Foundation has contributed $250,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, to support the PLTW Launch program for students in grades K-5.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Louis Calder Foundation may not have the name recognition or the resources of the Gates, Dell, and Walton foundations, but this funder is a great friend to charter and parochial schools, especially those which emphasize a traditional liberal arts curriculum. Calder recently announced the winners of its 2014 grants, which include a range of parochial and charter schools concentrated mainly in the Northeast.
DANBURY, CT -- A delightful interview with Peter Buck about supporting his hometown hospital, with background about The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation and the start of Subway.
DANBURY, CT -- At an historic ribbon-cutting celebration, Danbury Hospital will open the doors to its largest addition ever: The Peter and Carmen Lúcia Buck Pavilion. Dr. Buck donated a record-setting $30 million to support the building of the Pavilion.
FAIRFIELD, CT -- The University, in partnership with the Anne E. Fowler Foundation, announces the Anne E. Fowler Literacy Fellowship, an initiative to significantly raise literacy levels among low-performing elementary school populations. The fellowships will be awarded annually beginning in September 2014, and are funded, in part, by a gift from the North Haven, CT-based Fowler Foundation and a grant from The Grossman Family Foundation of Cos Cob, CT.
NORWALK, CT -- BeFoundation recently established the SpreadMusicNow Fund at the Fairfield County Community Foundation in Norwalk to help musically-inspired children and teens in Connecticut cities develop as musicians and creative thinkers.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Ahearn Family Foundation recently awarded $2,000 to Hartford Public Library to provide healthy snacks and homework supplies for its Homework Clubs program.
NEWPORT, RI – The 1772 Foundation, partnering for a fourth year with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP), awarded historic preservation grants totaling $190,000 to 17 private nonprofit organizations in Connecticut.
NEWPORT, RI – The 1772 Foundation has moved from Connecticut and now is located in the Aquidneck Mill Building in downtown Newport, RI.
NORWALK, CT -- BeFoundation announced a $75,000 grant to the Norwalk Education Foundation and Norwalk Public Schools to support Norwalk Early College Academy, Connecticut’s first “Pathways in Technology” Early College High School.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A group of Hartford music educators is spending Saturday learning how to teach their students to rock out. The program, financed through the SpreadMusicNow education fund and Little Kids Rock organization, is expected to provide lessons to more than 3,200 students. BeFoundation recently established the SpreadMusicNow Fund at Fairfield County's Community Foundation.
HARTFORD, CT -- This Saturday, dozens of Hartford Public School teachers will gather to rock out in an effort to give their students the opportunity to unlock their inner music-makers through an innovative Modern Band music program established through the SpreadMusicNow education fund and Little Kids Rock, a leading provider of free instruments and music instruction to U.S. Public schools.
NORWALK, CT -- The Perrin Family Foundation has granted $25,000 to the Human Services Council (HSC) for its effort to promote youth-led social change at Briggs High School.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Louis Calder Foundation has contributed $250,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, to support the PLTW Launch program for students in grades K-5.
WEST HAVEN – The University of New Haven announced the creation Thursday of the new Tow Youth Justice Institute at the UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice.