Category: Philanthropy

CRC: Rivers healthier thanks to more than 20 projects completed this year along Connecticut River

Hartford, CT — This year, the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) has completed more than 20 river restoration projects across the 4-state Connecticut River watershed (NH, VT, MA & CT). These projects will restore natural river flow, improve wildlife habitat, and protect clean water. They also boosted local economies and local businesses like plant nurseries, tree…

Annual Appeal Underway for ElderHouse

Norwalk, CT – The annual appeal is underway for ElderHouse, an award-winning nonprofit organization that serves aging seniors and their caregivers by offering an adult day care center and a family living program. For over 40 years ElderHouse has provided a caring place for the day for Fairfield County seniors. Their adult day program offers…

328 Area Nonprofits Receive More than $4.2 Million in Competitive Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Grants focus on programs aimed at closing the opportunity gap and reducing disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health Norwalk, CT – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced that it has awarded more than $4.2 million in competitive grants to 328 nonprofit agencies from June 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. These grants were awarded…

Impact FFC Hosts “Storytelling for Advocacy” Workshop with Everwell; Announces Fall Kickoff on November 17

DARIEN, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC) held its first Impactful Conversation of the 2021/2022 grant year on the topic of “Storytelling for Advocacy – How to Advocate for Causes Through Storytelling,” in partnership with Everwell in Darien. Impact FFC members and guests gathered for the in-person workshop at Everwell, led by Professional Storytelling…

Minks to Sinks Returns October 2-4

Wilton, CT – It’s back! The epic tag sale thousands of donors, consignors, collectors, and bargain-hunters wait for each year is returning October 2-4. Thousands of items from children’s toys to clothing, furniture to housewares, will be on sale in Wilton during the twice-yearly Minks to Sinks sale. Proceeds benefit Family & Children’s Agency (FCA),…

Alumna gifts great-great-grandfather’s Civil War letters to WCSU

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University recently received a donation of about 130 letters written as correspondence during the American Civil War. WCSU alumna Carol Lieto ’99, donated the letters, which were penned by her great-great-grandfather Joseph Dobbs Bishop. Bishop was a Danbury soldier during the American Civil War, serving as the chief musician…

Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration on October 21

STAMFORD, CT – Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, is proud to announce their largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration. On Thursday, October 21st the region’s most socially-minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate the work that Pacific House does…

Connecticut Jewish Federations Form Regional Security Partnership with Secure Community Network

Greenwich, New Haven, Stamford, and Western CT Federations Launch Regional Security Program; Former FBI Special Agent Tapped to Lead the Effort New Haven, CT – To better protect members of the Jewish communities who attend area synagogues, day schools, and other facilities in the area, the leadership of the Jewish Federations in Southern and Western…