The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is the state's largest independent health philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by changing health systems. Since it was established in July 1999, the foundation has supported innovative grant-making, public health policy research, technical assistance and convening to achieve its mission - to improve the health of the people of Connecticut. It has funded over $41 million in grants. The foundation believes changing systems will produce the greatest impact over time.
Founded in 1919, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) represents hospitals and health-related organizations. With more than 140 members, CHA is one of the most respected hospital associations in the nation. CHA’s mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by leading, representing, and serving hospitals and their related healthcare organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes philanthropy to build and sustain a vital and prosperous community where all have the opportunity to participate and thrive. As the Fairfield region’s center of philanthropy, we provide personalized philanthropic advisory services and financial stewardship to donors and partners, visionary leadership and strategic initiatives to address key regional issues, and grants, counsel and leadership training to local nonprofits.
Since 1925, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has quietly helped make good things happen in the Capitol Region of Connecticut. We've been a reliable resource for the local charitable community, including donors, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes.
We are a national foundation with local roots. We choose, as the Knight brothers chose, to seek opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential. We advance journalism in the digital age and invest in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. We focus on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change. We believe that information is a core community need. We want to ensure that all citizens get the information they need to thrive in a democracy and act in their own best interest.
The Melville Trust concentrates its efforts on finding and fighting the causes of homelessness. We support service and housing programs in Connecticut that can serve as models throughout the country. The Trust also funds educational, research and advocacy initiatives in Connecticut and on a national level. We collaborate actively with a growing network of individuals and groups, public and private, to build communities where every adult and child has a place to call home.
Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. Funded entirely through the profits and royalties of Newman’s Own products, the Foundation does not maintain an endowment, raise funds, or accept donations. The Foundation believes that each of us, through the power of philanthropy, has the potential to make a difference. Since 1982, when Paul Newman first declared, “Let’s give it all away,” more than $400 million has been donated to thousands of nonprofit organizations helping people in need around the world.
We are a vehicle for change and a bridge to the future, a network of philanthropists and civic leaders bringing resources together to support and build on the strengths of community and make the Bay Area the best place it can be. For more than 60 years, we have been an incubator for community investment, original ideas, and passionate leadership. Learn about our origins and our vision for the future.
The Sassafras Foundation, Inc. supports programs that enhance the wellbeing and civic engagement of Connecticut's children and families.
The Tow Foundation, established in 1988 by Leonard and Claire Tow, envisions a society where all people have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life and have a voice in their community. The foundation strives for this by supporting nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable populations and help individuals to become positive contributors to society for the benefit of themselves and others. It funds projects that offer transformative experiences to individuals and creating collaborative ventures in fields where it sees opportunities for breakthroughs, reform and benefits for underserved populations. Investments focus on the support of innovative programs and system reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, groundbreaking medical research, higher education and cultural institutions.
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut serves as a catalyst that engages residents and communities in shaping a health system that provides universal access to quality health care and promotes health in Connecticut. We believe that health care is a fundamental right and that our work is part of a broader movement for social and economic justice.
The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to improve the effectiveness of education in fostering both personal development and leadership. Connecticut's children are the focus of the Graustein Memorial Fund's grantmaking. Our intent is inclusive: to work with rural, urban and suburban communities, and both public and private schools. We want to provide means for our grantees to learn from one another's experience, and we seek to include those people who will be affected by programs in their design and evaluation. A belief that education benefits both individuals and society as a whole guides our work.
Through the generous contribution of $250 or more in 2014-15, the following individuals are included in our Publisher's Circle:
James and Martha Alexander, New Haven, CT
John and Ellen Andrews, Hamden, CT
Lorraine Aronson, Glastonbury, CT
Timothy Bannon, Glastonbury, CT
Fred Behringer, Old Lyme, CT
Julie and M.W. Belaga, Westport, CT
Linda Berkowitz, Berkley Heights, NJ
Rita Berkson, Branford, CT
Nan Birdwhistell, Branford, CT
Robert and Catherine Boone, Middletown, CT
Chris Bruhl, Stamford, CT
Howard and Brenda Brody, Guilford, CT
Vincent and Linda Calarco, Woodbridge, CT
Anne Calebresi, Woodbridge, CT
Cynthia Carr, Woodbridge, CT
Marcia Chambers, Branford, CT
William Cibes, Hartford, CT
John P. Davidson, Washington, CT
Bill Dedman, Weston, CT
Kurtis Denison, Hartford, CT
Dianne deVries, Hartford, CT
Woodson and Christina Duncan, Wilton, CT
James Farnam, New Haven, CT
Juan and Helene Figueroa, Hartford, CT
Elizabeth Gara, Durham, CT
Martin Geitz, Glastonbury, CT
Shelley and Gordon Geballe, Branford, CT
Theodore and Francis Geballe, San Francisco, Calif.
Eugenie Gentry, Cheshire, CT
Lou Golden, West Hartford, CT
Fran Goldstein, Weston, CT
William Graustein, Hamden, CT
Stewart Greenfield, Westport, CT
Janice Gruendel, Branford, CT
Michael Hanley, Hebron, CT
Per Heidenreich, Greenwich, CT
Kevin Hennessy, Waterford, CT
Thomas Holloway, Madison, CT
John Jasper, Niantic, CT
Walter Keenan, Mansfield Center, CT
Ned Lamont, Greenwich, CT
John Larkin, Glastonbury, CT
Eileen Lavigne Flug, Westport, CT
Jay Levin, New London, CT
Cynthia Mann, Hamden, CT
Barbara Marks, Branford, CT
Peter Maxson, Northford, CT
James McAuliffe, Middletown, CT
Shaun McNally, Washington, D.C.
Ruby Melton and Gail McAvay, West Haven, CT
Greg Melville, Cheshire, CT
Roslyn Milstein Meyer, Guilford, CT
J.L. Pottenger, Jr. and Susan Wharfe, Branford, CT
Marguerite Purnell, Cornwall Bridge, CT
Mitchell Pearlman, Glastonbury, CT
Bennett Pudlin, Madison, CT
Stephen and Nancy Roberts, West Hartford, CT
Peter Salovey and Marta Moret, New Haven, CT
Robert and Ellen Scalettar, Woodbridge, CT
Barbara Setlow, Farmington, CT
Mark Simon and Penelope Bellamy, Branford, CT
Marie Smith, Tolland, CT
Anne E. Stanback, Charlotte, NC
William Stanley and Karen Buck, Waterford, CT
Cynthia Stern, Farmington, CT
Richard Sugarman, West Hartford, CT
Bob Tessier, Hartford, CT
Stanley Twardy, Wilton, CT
Fahd Vahidy, West Hartford, CT
Sandra Wagenfeld, Westport, CT
George White, Waterford, CT