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CT reaches new philanthropic high, but fewer residents are giving

Connecticut residents donated an all-time high of $5 billion to charity in 2015, according to a recent report from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. In-state foundations gave $1.2 billion in donations while the remaining $3.8 billion came from independent individuals and their families, the council said. Continue Reading →

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Tax bill glitch endangers future of Newman’s Own and actor’s foundation

WASHINGTON — The Westport-based Newman’s Own Foundation was on the verge of securing a provision in the federal tax overhaul that would have spared it from an unusual 200 percent tax hike it is facing, when the Senate parliamentarian forced lawmakers to strip it out of the massive bill. That decision could result in the sale of late actor Paul Newman’s food company and significantly damage the foundation’s ability to continue to fund charities. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut nonprofits are in an abusive relationship… with the state

For almost a quarter of a century the state has depended on private nonprofit organizations to provide services to people with disabilities in Connecticut. This includes services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and addictions. For over two decades, the average increase to the contracts with these providers has been less than one percent per year. Continue Reading →

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Live in Fairfield County? Please support the Mirror today

The Connecticut Mirror (listed as The Connecticut News Project, Inc. during this drive) was invited to participate in Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Giving Day. The drive is today and today only. How does it work? Fairfield County Giving Day is a new, innovative way you can help support the important work of local nonprofits. The goal of this online, 24-hour day of giving, is to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region and state. Continue Reading →

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CT mental health clinics brace for state cuts tied to Obamacare

This is a photo of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Patricia Rehmer, whose agency has tried to shield providers from the first round of cuts.

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has touted a proposal to increase spending on mental health services, agencies that run mental health and substance abuse clinics are bracing for more than $10 million in cuts to state grants starting July 1. And they say the cut could mean treating fewer people. Continue Reading →

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Nonprofits try again to make their case: ‘We’re at a breaking point’

“I’ve had legislators say to me, ‘Pat, every year you come to me and you tell me how difficult it is, but you’re still in business,'” said Patrick J. Johnson, president of Oak Hill, which serves people with disabilities. “And I think as long as we continue to provide the services on the backs of our employees, because that’s how we’re doing it, then the world goes on.” Continue Reading →

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