PROVIDENCE, RI (December 1, 2014) – To help some of the more than 49 million Americans who are food insecure, Citizens Bank is kicking off #GivingTuesday – December 2 – with #AnExtraPlate, a social media campaign that will provide 100,000 meals to Americans who struggle to put food on their tables.
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FARMINGTON, CT -- Farmington Bank and Farmington Bank Community Foundation's holiday giving included a $1,000 donation to Foodshare.
Grantmakers learned about challenges and opportunities affecting Connecticut’s growing aging population, and heard about the priorities and resources the State is providing.
TORRINGTON, CT— The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has made awards to 12 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $36,200 during its second grant cycle of 2014. The Foundation makes grants to local charities three times a year: early spring, late June and late fall.
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy sent a letter urging the Connecticut Delegation to support for HR 4719.
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The June Digest includes information about: CT Health's regional forums focused on health equity; Annie E. Casey Foundation's new report confirming the importance of reading profieciency by Grade 3; Perrin Family Foundation's report about a new role for youth; and more!
TORRINGTON, CT — The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut through the Draper Foundation Fund and the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund has made awards to 38 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents.
WATERBURY, CT — Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) recently awarded its third and final round of 2014 sponsorship grants for public events hosted by nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. Sponsorship Program grants totaling $25,500 were awarded to 34 organizations.
HARTFORD, CT -- Grants totaling $500,000 have been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to 65 nonprofit agencies to support programs providing food and other basic human needs to clients throughout Greater Hartford.
MIDDLETOWN, CT — From now until November 22, Liberty Bank’s 48 branch offices will accept donations to local Rotary Clubs for the purpose of providing Thanksgiving food. Every dollar donated at a Liberty Bank office will be matched with 20 cents from the Liberty Bank Foundation, up to a total of $40,000.
BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation has joined GivingTuesday, a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving. The movement culminates on December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – with a global day of giving.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- A partnership between Liberty Bank and 33 local Rotary Clubs raised $209,489 to benefit struggling families in Connecticut over the Thanksgiving holiday. Five Rotary Clubs in the New Haven area accounted for more than $33,000 of that total, according to a release. Rotary Clubs in 35 towns teamed up with the 49 Liberty Bank offices to raise $167,620 during the weeks after Columbus Day.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Special Announcement on Greater New Haven Homelessness Challenge Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 am, at the IKEA Holiday Lounge, 286 York Street, New Haven.The coalition that came together for the 100-Day Challenge to End Homelessness in Greater New Haven is combining resources more effectively than ever to end the problem of homelessness in the region.
MIDDLETOWN, CT— Cheyenne Shannon of Willimantic and Sanford Bruce, IV,
DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) announces that $33,295 has been awarded through its Community Grants program to 15 community groups serving the Valley. Applications for VCF’s Community Grants Program are considered through a request for proposal process that occurs in the Spring of each year for groups or organizations that serve Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton and have less than 2 full-time or less than 4 part-time staff.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Lincoln Financial Foundation is supporting agencies that feed the hungry, address homelessness, and provide other needed services to adults and children at risk in the Hartford area through $150,000 in grants to 11 local nonprofit organizations. These grants are a portion of nearly $804,000 in charitable funds the Foundation has allocated for Hartford in 2014.
MIDDLETOWN, CT — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many Connecticut residents in our communities will struggle to provide a bountiful Thanksgiving meal for their families. Liberty Bank and 34 local Rotary Clubs are teaming up to make sure that everyone in central, eastern, and shoreline Connecticut can enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.
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