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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
$300,000 Grant to Support Foundation’s Work in the Community

BRISTOL, CT -- Although he passed away in 2004, E. Bartlett “Bart” Barnes, the well-known publisher of The Bristol Press, had a lifelong love of the Bristol community. Sally Barnes Sonne, one of Bart’s four children, caught that love from her father, and though she may have moved from Bristol nearly 50 years ago, she has never forgotten her roots. Sally and her husband Chris recently recommended a $300,000 grant to Main Street Community Foundation from the Vincent Mulford Foundation, a foundation established by Chris’ grandfather, which was dissolving.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Business Charitable Giving Steady in Last 5 Years

HARTFORD, CT -- CBIA and Liberty Bank partnered on the 2015 Connecticut Corporate Giving Survey to gauge the level and scope of local businesses' contributions of expertise, volunteer hours, goods and services, and funding to nonprofits. Among its chief findings is 96 percent of businesses have maintained or increased their charitable levels for the past five years.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
What Philanthropy Can Do

I wanted to share a piece written by a colleague Kathie Olsen, Program Officer at the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation in Oregon which I find simply powerful for all of us who work to improve our communities and are struggling with the issues of gun violence and mental health. — Maggie Osborn, President, CCP

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Black Donors Pitched On “Prosperity Foundation”

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Prosperity Foundation (TPF), like a traditional community foundation, is seeking to develop donor-advised funds, educational events, giving circles and other forms of philanthropy that ultimately will be used for grant making to organizations that are specifically targeting black Connecticut. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will handle back-office financial management of grants, but TPF is independent. TPF has received about $300,000 in seed money from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. JoAnn Price, who serves on the board of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, was the keynote speaker for TPF's kickoff event.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Music of Philanthropy

CCP President Maggie Osborn recently wrote this blog for the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) as part of an occasional series on perspectives from regional grantmaking associations on philanthropy and foundation effectiveness.