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.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- DataHaven, a nonprofit group leading the collection and study of public data on key social and economic indicators, has announced the commencement of the 2015 Community Wellbeing Survey, a major initiative. This will be the most comprehensive survey of quality of life ever conducted in Connecticut, covering issues such as community vitality, health, family economic security, and individual happiness.
GALES FERRY, CT—Partners in the New London County Fund to End Homelessness reported today that as it nears its second year of operation, the fund has provided rapid rehousing and shelter diversion services for a total of 204 households in the county—including 140 families with 286 children.