By Nancy Burns-Fusaro January 18, 2021 The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut awarded $225,500 in 2020 grants to 41 nonprofits aimed at providing greater equity for women and girls throughout Eastern Connecticut from its four Women & Girls Funds recently. In first photo, Southeast Area Women & Girls Fund awarded $136,600 to 18 nonprofits, including S.T.E.P.S. Toward Equity, an empowerment program for middle and high school girls in New London and Groton. In second and third photos, Northeast Area Women & Girls Fund awarded $15,000 to six nonprofits and Windham Area awarded $60,900 to 14 nonprofits, including Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. For more information about the Women & Girls Funds at the Community Foundation, contact Alison Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren C. Parda at email@example.com or call 860-442-3572.