Facts, Figures, Trends

Friday, December 11, 2015
Foundations Challenged For Not Doing More

HARTFORD, CT -- A new report from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy criticizes in-state foundations for decreasing giving at a time when their assets saw significant increases. More than one-quarter of giving goes towards education. Individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $4.66 billion in charitable contributions during 2013, according to the Giving in Connecticut 2015 report published by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
New CCP Data Report: Giving in Connecticut 2015

HARTFORD, CT -- On December 10, 2015 the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) released Giving in Connecticut 2015. The new report looks at charitable giving in Connecticut by grantmakers and residents. Beyond the data, analysis about cross-sector collaboration, stories about funders making a difference, and quick facts about CCP members are also included.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
2015’s Most and Least Charitable States

In the spirit of inspiring more Americans to increase their charitable giving this holiday season, WalletHub aimed the spotlight at the most generous of the 50 states. They analyzed a total of eight key metrics, among which are volunteer rate, the percentage of the population who donated time and money, and the median contribution to charity.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Social, Economic Trends in CT Detailed in Survey Report

NEW HAVEN, CT -- DataHaven, a nonprofit group leading the collection and study of neighborhood-level public data on key social and economic trends, announced the completion of the survey this week. It is believed to be the most intensive effort of its kind in the United States. “The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy along with over 50 other funding partners invested in the first ever statewide Community Wellbeing Survey, a scientific survey of the state’s entire adult population that will provide timely, powerful knowledge about our communities and enable us to better know the people and places we care about,” explained Maggie Osborn, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy."

Monday, November 23, 2015
DataHaven Announces Completion of Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness

NEW HAVEN, CT – More than 100 questions about feeling happy and satisfied have been answered by nearly 17,000 representative residents as part of the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, a program that for the first time has created a detailed portrait of social and economic conditions in all towns throughout Connecticut and adjacent sections of New York State.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Survey: Corporate Giving Boosts Quality of Life in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut businesses make significant charitable contributions to their communities according to a new survey released today. The 2015 Corporate Giving Survey found that 85% of surveyed companies contribute time and/or money to local charities, while 59% donate company products and services.