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January 23, 2017 Nonprofit Notebook

Nonprofit Profile: Connecticut Education Association

The Farmington Bank Community Foundation recently provided a $7,500 grant to the Open Hearth Emergency Shelter for homeless men in the Greater Hartford and Connecticut area. Pictured (from left) are: Cordelia Brady, Open Hearth; Marilyn Rossetti, Open Hearth; Christine Traczyk, Farmington Bank Community Foundation; and Kyren McCrorey, Open Hearth.

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The Aetna Foundation recently announced the “Neighborhood Health Compass” collaboration with the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. The two organizations will work together to help expand the use of integrated, cross-sector data among healthcare providers to improve health outcomes for individuals with complex health and social needs.

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The Village for Families & Children was awarded a $155,000 grant from the LEGO Community Fund U.S. to start an innovative program to build language skills in young children. The Village's Words Count program is based on research that shows that the number of words a child hears by age three can have a significant impact on his or her future academic success.

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Willimantic-based Savings Institute Bank & Trust raised over $3,600 to help alleviate homelessness through its employee-funded Caring and Giving Program. The two Connecticut recepients included Enfield Loaves and Fishes and No Freeze Hospitality Center of Willimantic.

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