Facts, Figures, Trends

Friday, September 15, 2017
In the Berkshires, locals struggle as tourism booms

SHEFFIELD, MA -- The Berkshires are rich with art, dance, theater, and music, dotted with picturesque towns and rolling hills that bloom red and gold in the fall. Tourists and second-home owners have been flocking here in increasing numbers, but for many of the people who live and work here year-round, getting by is a greater struggle than it used to be. The number of people in poverty in Berkshire County rose by nearly a third between 2000 and 2015, even as the overall year-round population dipped and the number of seasonal home owners increased almost 19 percent, according to data compiled for a recent study by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Report: CT Charitable Giving Dips

HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Business Journal reports on CCP's Giving in Connecticut: Charitable donations by Connecticut foundations, companies and individuals dipped 3.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to an annual analysis by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Charitable Giving in CT Not Keeping Pace with U.S., Report Finds

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut By The Numbers Reports on CCP's Giving in Connecticut: The latest report from the Connecticut Council of Philanthropy (CCP), which highlights philanthropic giving in Connecticut shows that as giving across the U.S. has increased, the opposite is true of Connecticut, even as individual giving – which makes up the lion’s share of giving – has increased.