Facts, Figures, Trends

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Berkshire Taconic Announces Launch of ACloserLook.Net

SHEFFIELD, MA -- Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the launch of ACloserLook.net, an easy-to-navigate, interactive web resource providing current data, resident perspectives and multimedia stories on the four-county region Berkshire Taconic serves.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Statistics Show Gender Wage Gap in Hartford County, Other Gender Disparities

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- A phrase Jennifer Steadman heard in 2014 sticks in her mind: “Any gap you can measure, you can close.” Steadman, executive director of the Aurora Foundation, mentioned this idea Tuesday as she discussed findings from a report by Aurora measuring the gender wage gap in Hartford County, and other disparities between men and women in educational and economic outcomes.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
More Millionaires Than Ever In An Ever Poorer State

HARTFORD, CT -- William Buhler of Cromwell, a retired Co-chair of Legislative Action for CSEA and Paul L. Altieri, Ph.D., an Emeritus Professor of Economics at Central Connecticut State University, comment on the growing wealth in the state, especially in Fairfield County, and the negative impact of this wealth disparity on the State's economy.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Total Charitable Donations In Connecticut Rises; Number Of Individuals Giving Falls

HARTFORD, CT -- Total charitable donations are on the rise in Connecticut, but fewer people are giving, a report released last week from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy found. In its Connecticut Giving Report, the council shared how both individuals and foundations gave more money in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Giving from foundations rose from $1.02 billion in 2014 to $1.2 billion in 2015, while individual donations rose from $3.4 billion to $3.48 billion over the same period.