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We love it when a grant comes together.

Sure, it’s fun to hand out grant checks. But the real magic happens later — when we learn that, in some small way, someone’s life has been changed for the better. Could there be any better reason than that to come to work every morning?
Don’t You Just Love It When Everyone Wins?

Don’t You Just Love It When Everyone Wins?

Start with one little seed hitting the soil and it just mushrooms from there. Knox, Inc.’s urban farming operation is[...]
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Mmmm, Mmmm, Good.

Mmmm, Mmmm, Good.

Liberty Bank Foundation grantee City Seed was up to something delicious yesterday. Refugees from Syria and Afghanistan participating in the[...]
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It’s Not Where You Start. It’s What You Do Along the Way.

It’s Not Where You Start. It’s What You Do Along the Way.

Not everyone gets the same start in life. Money, family, education, health and so much more place us at far-flung[...]
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Nowadays, a summer job is as good as gold.

Nowadays, a summer job is as good as gold.

We’ve all done it (at least most of us). Worked a summer job – delivering papers, mowing lawns, ringing up[...]
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We Just Make the Grants. They Create Miracles.

We Just Make the Grants. They Create Miracles.

It ain’t easy being a nonprofit nowadays. Government funding is waning and donations from individuals have fallen off as well.[...]
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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[...]
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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.[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
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