HARTFORD, CT -- This year, Everyday Democracy launched the first annual Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award, which will honor its founders, and people and organizations whose work embodies their vision with a $10,000 cash award. The award winner will be announced November 15th.
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NORWALK, CT -- For a quarter of a century, Fairfield County has reaped the rewards from a group of visionary business and community leaders who had the foresight to merge their respective foundations to enhance the region at large. They knew the region’s inequities, disparities and needs were significant and realized that together they could make a greater impact to better the lives of the county’s residents.
WASHINGTON, DC -- As part of its continued effort to address social determinants of health, the Aetna Foundation announced today more than $2 million in grants to 25 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., as part of its Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative.
HARTFORD, CT -- With a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Center for Children’s Advocacy will develop an in-school model for identifying the mental and physical health needs of immigrant children and helping them get the care they need.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Trust for Learning released today the first-ever comprehensive survey of parent motivations as consumers of early childhood programs and resources. The vast majority of parents strongly desire early childhood education (ECE) that is highly personalized, child-centric and supports their child’s development into capable, well-rounded individuals. The research also found that parents intrinsically recognize quality programs and are frustrated by their lack of availability.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to announce a $25,000, dollar-for-dollar matching contribution to the “Black Giving Circle Fund” to support the needs of Greater Hartford’s Black community.
WOLCOTT, CT -- Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) received a $2,000 grant from the Bristol Savings Bank Fund at Main Street Community Foundation to implement a social marketing campaign on the dangers of underage drinking.
HARTFORD, CT -- Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, provided a guest blog for the United Philanthropy Forum on her experience at The Forum's Conference and her takeaways for CCP's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.
HARTFORD, CT -- Moraima Gutierrez of Hartford 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. She succeeds former Latino Endowment Fund steering committee chair Nelly Rojas Schwan who will continue serving as a member of the committee.
HARTFORD, CT – With a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will pilot a program to embed Birth to Three early intervention staff in pediatricians’ offices, an arrangement aimed at improving access to services for children of color.
David Addams' remarks from CCP's 22nd Annual Luncheon and Philanthropic Awards that took place on May 2, 2014. David is the Executive Director for Graustein Memorial Fund in Hamden, CT.