HARTFORD, CT -- Firebox, the innovative farm-to-table restaurant in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood, will close after 13 years, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and “the uncertainty it has brought.” The Melville Charitable Trust launched Firebox on Broad Street in 2007, with a vision “to serve extraordinary food and to bring jobs, investment, and opportunity to the community." The restaurant became a destination for locally grown fare, crafting its daily menus with produce, meats and dairy from Connecticut farms.
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BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel The Main Event: A Quarter Century Celebration scheduled for September 12, 2020.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to assist education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural organizations throughout Connecticut.
WINDHAM, CT -- WAIM's Neighbor Safety Net Fund, established last month to help those suffering from the financial consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, is beginning to disburse payments to area residents. The fund has raised $90,000 in the first round of distributions, which are earmarked for those who have lost jobs, had their work hours reduced, or are otherwise struggling because of pandemic-related hardships. Two charitable organizations--The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation-- have also stepped up to support the Neighbor Safety Net Fund, pledging a total of $25,000.
HARTFORD, CT -- In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) released a study designed to better understand the dynamics of the Greater Hartford’s arts industry.
HARTFORD, CT -- “While Connecticut has made significant progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure that all of us receive equitable care and an equal opportunity to be our healthiest selves.” That observation from Tiffany Donelson, as she was named as the next president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, reflects both the many years of leadership by the Foundation, and the challenges that have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health Foundation has named Tiffany Donelson to be its next president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Donelson will succeed Patricia Baker, who plans to retire after more than 20 years as the foundation’s founding leader.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Travelers Companies, Inc. today released its annual Community Report, announcing that the company provided more than $24 million in charitable donations in 2019. Travelers distributed these funds to programs and organizations dedicated to improving academic and career success, developing thriving neighborhoods and creating culturally enriched communities. These contributions bring the company’s giving total to more than $223 million over the past decade.
ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund has announced that more than 1,000 households across the state have now benefited from the Fund. The Fund is a unique joint effort launched by all 15 United Ways in Connecticut to help those who lost jobs, wages, or childcare, or who were otherwise financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARTFORD, CT -- In April, the City of Hartford, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, HEDCO, Inc., and Capital For Change launched a $1 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The aim is to provide at least 100 small Hartford businesses with a grant of up to $10,000 to make lease or mortgage payments, pay salaries, make vendor payments, pay taxes, or make modifications to their physical space or technology to comply with social distancing guidelines. In an effort to support additional Hartford small businesses, Bank of America and Travelers have each made grants of $125,000 and the City of Hartford has allocated an additional $125,000 to the initiative.
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Connecticut United Ways have joined together to offer TrustPlus, a program designed to promote financial stability for working families in the state
QUINCY, MA -- Nellie Mae Education Foundation shared updates around additional flexibility for current grantee partners, and also shared an update on some new funding commitments we have made as part of our ongoing COVID-19 response.