HARTFORD, CT -- Former executive director of the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA) and longtime community activist, Luis Cabán, has been named chair of the steering committee for the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation serving the 29-town Greater Hartford region.
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BRISTOL, CT -- The Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is offering a free informational luncheon to nonprofit organizations and social service providers serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tunxis Community College in Building 600, rooms 126-127.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health Foundation and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut today announced that they are pleased to have co-sponsored Magaly Olivero, an accomplished journalist who covers health and wellness for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), as this year’s Fellow in the Blue Cross Blue Blue Shield of Massachusetts Health Coverage Fellowship Journalism Program.
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.
WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Jessica Myers, a junior at Southern Connecticut State University, has been honored by the Alma Exley Scholarship Program, which promotes greater diversity in the teaching profession.
OLD SAYBROOK, CT -- The Cheryl Mehalik Luyster Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has generously awarded a grant of $2,000.00 to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.
HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Health Care Survey, a groundbreaking study of Connecticut residents’ views on their health and health care, shows that many here 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.
WATERBURY, CT -- In partnership with Give Local America and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, the Connecticut Community Foundation hosted Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills on May 6th and 7th.
An invitation to Council members from the Connecticut Network of Community Foundations Public Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Early Childhood Affinity Group
For staff and trustess of member organizations
MIDDLETOWN, CT—Yesterday morning, 320 seniors at Middletown High School got a taste of what it’s like to live on their own and manage their own finances at the first-ever Middletown Credit for Life Fair. This half-day financial education event is presented by a collaborative of Middletown businesses and nonprofits, led by Liberty Bank, Seasons Federal Credit Union, and Sterling Realtors.
Independent Sector's publication is a study that identifies five essential approaches to successful advocacy and analyzes the effectiveness of advocacy on issues facing the entire nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
As more foundations and non-profits have engaged in advocacy and policy work to address public issues and effect social change, there is a growing desire to gauge the impact of investments in this area. How to evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy and policy work is an emerging question of interest within the philanthropic and non-profit audiences. Answering that question, however, has proven difficult because relatively few instructive resources exist to
help those who wish to measure progress in this area.
Washington, DC -- On February 26, 2014, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released draft legislation for the Tax Reform Act of 2014. Over the past three years, Congress has held more than 30 hearings in the process of developing this proposal. Also, Chairman Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) formed 11 separate bipartisan Tax Reform Working Groups to focus on specific issues that included tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving.
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 — Arts and environment nonprofits were among the most successful organizations on Fairfield County Giving Day, an online 24-hour day of local giving on Friday, March 7.
The State of Girls: Unfinished Business is a groundbreaking report from the Girl Scout Research Institute that stakes out key issues and major trends affecting girls' leadership and healthy development in the U.S. today.