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Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers takes a multi-dimensional approach to measure state-level performance of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers.
HARTFORD and NORWALK, CT -- With an eye for bettering the long-term outcomes for young children and their families, especially the 79,000 (34%) children who live in low-income households, Fairfield County Community Foundation has contributed $25,000 to the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. The Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
This Blueprint represents a coordinated effort by seven California foundations to highlight how foundations might engage in collaboration and partnership with state policymakers to address the issues and respond to the challenges facing the ALTC system in California.
The Center for Nonprofit Management has developed an Emergency Succession Plan Template that includes plans for short-term, long-term and permanent executive director changes.
NEW BRITAIN — Community-minded residents of the city, as well as Berlin, Plainville and Southington, are invited to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain's Catalyst Fund's annual kickoff meeting June 11 to learn about this year's charitable campaign. Annmarie Riemer of the Hartford Foundation and Patrick McKenna of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits will speak about how nonprofit organizations with tight budgets struggle to write grants, train staff and prepare long-term strategic plans.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Janice Ellioy, executive director for the Melville Charitable Trust, blogs about the history of the Frog Hollow community in Hartford, CT from a bustling manufacturing neighborhood in 1875, to a thriving and vitale non-manufacturing community today. Melville Charitable Trust has support Frog Hollow through long-term investments and nonprofit partnerships.
HARTFORD, CT -- Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support the work of four agencies aiding hundreds of homeless individuals and families in Greater Hartford.
TRENTON, NJ -- Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, provides her positive perspective on the significance to nonprofits and private funders of the reforms in the OMB Uniform Guidance and the need for ongoing advocacy to ensure that nonprofits hired by governments to perform services are paid their full (including indirect) costs. Her call to action could not be clearer: “all of us who care about the long-term health and sustainability of our nonprofit sector need to ensure these new rules are implemented. It will be up to the State and Local government offices that are distributing federal funds to implement these guidelines so there is significant education needed to help them understand.”
A glossary of key words and concepts used in the self-assessment tool.
Presented by Asset Funders Network (AFN) as part of their Grantmaker Learning Series. For staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations. Registration is required.
This document outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the Council in the event the president is unable to fulfill her duties.
Grantmakers learned about challenges and opportunities affecting Connecticut’s growing aging population, and heard about the priorities and resources the State is providing.
Engagement Consultant Debbie Stein summarizes a couple of ideas, models and reminders that she took home from the April 2012 American Society on Aging Annual Conference.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: Supporting organizations are operated for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or more specified public charities.
Foundations work together to support SisterTalk Hartford
(WESTPORT, CT) Newman’s Own Foundation, the organization started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, has made grants totaling $950,000 to 11 organizations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
In her Last Will and Testament, Emma P. Pelton of Cheshire, Connecticut established the John P. and Cora E. Phelps Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in memory of her grandfather and mother to “benefit … elderly people who are residents of the Town of Hamden.” Since the fund was established over forty years ago, more than 65 grants have been made to eight organizations serving Hamden’s older adults.
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.