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The ‘A’ in Affordable Housing Also Stands for ‘Absolutely Indispensable.’

The ‘A’ in Affordable Housing Also Stands for ‘Absolutely Indispensable.’

A recent two-part series in the Hartford Courant branded Connecticut, “a state with more separate — and unequal — housing[...]
Nonprofits Receive $194,587 in Funding

Nonprofits Receive $194,587 in Funding

The Liberty Bank Foundation Board of Directors has approved nearly $200,000 in funding for 33 organizations in our service area.[...]
Things are Changing for Nonprofits, and Not in a Good Way.

Things are Changing for Nonprofits, and Not in a Good Way.

Lately, a number of circumstances have coalesced to make life difficult for nonprofits, especially in Connecticut. Due to the state[...]
Nearly $1 Million Returned to Residents in Need

Nearly $1 Million Returned to Residents in Need

Wow! Who wouldn’t want money back in their pocket? Thanks to Middletown’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program $964,000 in[...]
Life Is Coming Up Roses for Rosa

Life Is Coming Up Roses for Rosa

We ask all of our grantees for a human interest story that illustrates the value of their work. New Britain’s[...]
Hypothesis: Science is Fun. Conclusion: This Event Proves it.

Hypothesis: Science is Fun. Conclusion: This Event Proves it.

We have STEM programming to thank for reawakening kids to the value and excitement of science. It’s not just for[...]
Let’s Paint: A Primer in Job Readiness

Let’s Paint: A Primer in Job Readiness

School days are filled with reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic — all that practical learning kids need to grow up to[...]
State Launches 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

State Launches 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

When it comes to solving homelessness, leave it to Connecticut to be out in front once again. A coalition of[...]
14-Year-Old Collects 1000s of Books for Read to Grow

14-Year-Old Collects 1000s of Books for Read to Grow

We’re squarely behind grantee Read to Grow. They’ve given more than 1.8 million free books to over 1.2 million people[...]
In the World of Housing, Everything’s Connected

In the World of Housing, Everything’s Connected

The latest Connecticut state capital budget proposes no new bond authorizations for affordable housing development. At first blush, curtailing borrowing[...]