October 16, 2017
Nonprofit Notebook

KNOX to renovate community gardens

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KNOX in Hartford has volunteered to renovate Broad Street Community Garden's 22 raised garden beds and make them more accessible to children, the handicapped and the elderly. The project aims to enable residents to actively participate in making Hartford a more livable community and was made possible by support from AARP.

Billings Forge Community Works received a $250,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, in collaboration with Our Piece of the Pie, to support an Opportunity Youth Job Training Program.

Connecticut's credit unions have collectively made an $18,460 donation for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Funds were donated to the National Credit Union Foundation's CUAid program, which coordinates relief efforts for credit unions and employees affected by disaster.

First Choice Health Centers received $175,000 from the Health Resources and Service Administration to fund its federally qualified health center. The center will allow for increased substance abuse and behavioral health services for patients.

Quinnipiac University was awarded $170,000 by The Booth Ferris Foundation to develop the Quinnipiac STEM Enhancement Program, which aims to increase retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM-related courses.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced a $25,000 matching contribution to the Black Giving Circle Fund to support the needs of Greater Hartford's black community. The Black Giving Circle Fund was established in 2015 to create sustainable change in the black community by leveraging the philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating black philanthropy.

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