The University of New Haven has received a $4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant – the largest federal grant in the University’s history – to create Connecticut’s first CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program, which will educate the next generation of professionals charged with protecting the nation from cyberattacks.Read More
Individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $4.97 billion in charitable contributions during 2016, falling slightly from the prior year’s $5 billion giving total, according to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP). The decline in Connecticut individual giving occurred even as individual giving grew by 6% nationally.Read More
12,000 individual donors participated in a 36-hour online giving event held over two days in May for Greater New Haven nonprofit organizations. The $1.8 million raised for more than 390 nonprofits surpassed the event’s previous record set last year. The Great Give was indeed.Read More
Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis this week, as the issue continues to face an uncertain future in Connecticut, with the state’s business community among those raising questions that slowed progress to the point of inaction in the just-concluded legislative session.Read More
The Civic 50 recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey produced by the Points of Light Foundation, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.Read More
One of the many questions surrounding the pending merger between United Technologies and Massachusetts-headquartered Raytheon is what happens next year? Will the merged company, Raytheon Technologies, continue to support nonprofit organizations in Connecticut to the extent that UTC has, in many instances, for decades. Among those wondering is Special Olympics.Read More
Music takes center stage in communities all across Connecticut – and throughout the world – this Friday. On June 21, eighteen chapters in municipalities throughout Connecticut will be coordinating Make Music Day — more than any other state.Read More
With the nonprofit sector facing numerous challenges in Connecticut - as a result of state budget cuts and the new federal tax law - the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance surveyed their members in an effort to learn how nonprofits and funders were experiencing and responding to these challenges.