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Foundation Tops Grant-making Record for 2017 Spring Cycle

 
Among the Foundation's 2017 grants is $30,000 for the Sea Research Foundation to develop a Long Island Sound curriculum. Read more

Awards More Than $1.7 million to Region's Nonprofits, Up 23 Percent Over Last Year

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has issued its latest round of charitable grants totaling $1,756,770, an increase of 23% over last year’s grants made through the same cycles. These latest grants are made possible by the Foundation’s generous donors throughout the region, and bring its year-to-date charitable community investments to $3.08 million.

The grants were issued in alignment with the Foundation’s four priorities of empowering youth, promoting basic needs and rights, preserving the environment, and advancing animal welfare. As a result, people in Eastern Connecticut will have access to food and safe housing; hundreds of local students will have valuable educational experiences in science, the natural environment, and the arts; open space and waterways will be preserved and protected; and wild and domestic animals will receive the care they need. 

“All of our grant-making is made possible by our family of donors who care deeply about the well-being of our community. We are especially grateful to our donor advisors who had a remarkable impact on our grant-making this year in Windham, Norwich and New London,” Foundation President and CEO Maryam Elahi said. “More than one-third of these grant dollars came directly at their recommendation. This partnership is what compassionate, intentional and smart collective impact is all about.” 

Examples of grants include:

Sea Research Foundation, $30,000: To develop a Long Island Sound curriculum to address Next Generation Science Standards and offer 184 students and their teachers hands-on resources about science and the local environment.

Three Rivers Community College, $10,000: For the Allied Health Training Programs to provide intensive, short-term training for unemployed and underemployed first-time college students as a pathway to sustainable employment.

Windham Regional Community Council, $9,963: For a program for high school students to develop workforce, leadership and advocacy skills through projects that improve community access to healthy food.

Norwich Youth & Family Services, $8,856: For a summer program for high-risk youth that offers activities to prepare them for success in school and in life while diverting them from the juvenile justice system.

Complete list of 2017 grantees



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