"Co-Creation," written by Patricia Bowie, is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The new case study is significant, as there is much written about funder partnerships and collaboration success stories, but little discussion on different kinds of collaborative ventures and the lessons learned by philanthropy.
This report describes the significant challenges and innovative solutions of the partnership that successfully secured millions in federal stimulus funds for the state in 2010 and 2011. The state’s philanthropic community, government representatives and nonprofit advocates partnered to leverage the funds through the Emergency Contingency Funds of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Business Journal's Partnership Award Winners are The Hartford, Aetna Inc., Travelers Cos., City of Hartford, and the Hartford Public Library. When insurers Aetna, The Hartford, and Travelers Cos. paid a combined $10 million to the city of Hartford this summer, they were making good on a March 2017 pledge to help the city regain its financial footing by providing a $50 million boost — assuming the city forged a comprehensive and sustainable solution to address its fiscal problems. The insurers saw progress in the last year and paid the first installment of what they and the city hope will be four more annual payments of $10 million. Of that first amount, $8.1 million is covering operating expenses of the Hartford Public Library this fiscal year, with the balance going to law enforcement and recreation.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA -- Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire United Way's November 3 half-day Collective Impact workshop attracted over 100 nonprofit and business leaders from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
HARTFORD, CT -- The state will partner with four nonprofit health foundations to fund a study that will recommend ways to reduce healthcare costs. The report will examine how other states are working to reduce the cost of care and will make recommendations that address the rising cost of care in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health Foundation, the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, the Foundation for Community Health, and The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation will provide a total of $190,000 towards the $363,450 study, which is mandated by legislation passed last year to establish a more competitive healthcare market.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Open Society Foundation’s Emma Lazarus II Fund has officially granted $100,000 to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH) on behalf of the Immigrant Strategic Funders Collaborative for Connecticut (The Collaborative) for the period from November 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.