July 9, 2018

Nonprofit Notebook — July 9, 2018

The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, which works to promote women and girls in Greater Hartford, will award grants in 2018 totaling $110,000 to five organizations in Greater Hartford including:

• Asnuntuck Community College for a tuition-free leadership development program for female students;

• Goodwin College for proactive academic advising, financial aid and tailored student services for young women at risk of dropping out of college;

• Grace Academy for support of graduates enrolling in college;

• Manchester Community College for a program serving young women interested in pursuing STEM degrees and careers;

• YWCA Hartford Region for a program providing comprehensive services to assist women attending Capital Community College with obtaining a college degree and a career in the field of health care.

The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund presented renewable scholarships to five of Connecticut's graduating high school seniors at its 22nd annual project team awards banquet. Three $2,000 and two $3,000 scholarships were awarded at the event held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.

The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center received a $25,000 grant from the United Bank Foundation to support its Teen Incentive Program. The grant helps support the program's ongoing success in benefitting underserved, at-risk teenagers from Hartford's Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods.

The Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority honored 19 nonprofits with grants in the amount of $1 million. Grant recipients are from the education, healthcare, cultural and childcare sectors, CHEFA's core priority funding areas.

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