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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.
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.
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.
This document outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the Council in the event the president is unable to fulfill her duties.
NORWALK, CT -- Liberation Programs recently received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls to support the agency’s Families in Recovery Program in Norwalk. Families in Recovery (FIRP) is a long-term in-patient residential addiction treatment program for pregnant or parenting women.
Page Snow, Chief Philanthropic Advisor for Foundation Source, writes about the rise of outsourced philanthropic support solutions.
Grantmakers learned about challenges and opportunities affecting Connecticut’s growing aging population, and heard about the priorities and resources the State is providing.
Aging in place experts, Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging and Community at Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, and Mia Oberlink, M.A., Project Director, Community Innovations for Aging in Place Initiative TAG Team and Senior Research Associate for the Center for Home Care Policy and Research, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, shared their insight and knowledge about the positive influences, productive potential and healthy benefits of aging-ready communities.
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.
This document outlines the policy and its related procedures for the Council's eventual permanent change in executive leadership.
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.”
The Council has compiled information and resources for dealing with the affects of Hurricane Sandy.
Common forms developed to facilitate the application and reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.
A glossary of key words and concepts used in the self-assessment tool.
Ensuring that older adults remain connected to needed resources is essential to community-based strategies for this growing segment of our population. This 2-1-1 Barometer reviews the thousands of calls 2-1-1 receives annually from older adults or their family members for resources and programs designed to assist older adults, including some interesting United Way initiatives aimed at aging in place.