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April 29, 2019

Nonprofit Notebook —April 29, 2019

The Gaylord Sports Association received a $15,000 grant from Disabled Sports USA through the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for adaptive sports programming and equipment for people with spinal-cord injuries. The grant will be used to purchase adaptive equipment for wheelchair rugby, adaptive cycling and adaptive kayaking. It will also provide funding for an adaptive rock-climbing clinic and an adaptive cycling clinic.

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awarded 11 Connecticut nonprofits a total of $5,750 from the Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program.

The organizations receiving funds are: Geraldine Johnson School, Bridgeport; Friends of Feral Felines, Niantic; Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain; Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Bridgeport; Multiple Melanoma Research Foundation, Norwalk; NORD, Danbury; Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, West Hartford; Stratford Library Association, Stratford; Thompson Public Schools-Tourtellotte Memorial High School, North Grosvenordale; United Church of Christ in Devon, Milford; and Wallingford Family YMCA, Wallingford.

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund, based in Hartford, received a three-year $200,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for its “She Leads Justice” project. The project expands the organization's bilingual legal advocacy service and creates a peer-advocacy program that builds leadership skills, increases the availability of legal information, and engages clients to become advocates for legal education and community change.

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