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January 11, 2016 Nonprofit Notebook

Nonprofit Profile: Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.

PHOTO | Contributed 2015 grant recipients at the annual USB Foundation breakfast.

The USB Foundation recently distributed $165,750 to 28 nonprofit agencies whose services cover western Connecticut. The USB Foundation's 2015 grants will support services and programs that include individual and family health, economic and personal stability, youth development and education, meals to the needy, shelter and housing assistance, art and nature education, and a number of services to help those with mental and physical disabilities.

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SBM Charitable Foundation awarded Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington a $32,500 grant in support of its “A Close Brush with Genius: Encountering Impressionism at Hill-Stead Museum” program offered to East Hartford, Vernon and Manchester students. The program has provided fine arts, language arts, and world languages themed educational programs for thousands of underserved students since 2006.

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The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to assist 18 local food pantries in the Southern New England communities. The four Connecticut recipients included: Person to Person, Darien; Glastonbury Food and Fuel Bank; Christian Community Action, New Haven; and the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

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Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board Inc. received a $50,000 donation from the Bristol Housing Authority during its annual fundraising breakfast. The donation will be used to establish five $1,000 scholarships per year for students over a 10-year period. Each recipient must be a resident of the Housing Authority of the city of Bristol and meet academic, financial and merit-based criteria.

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Clinton Roberts Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to Hartford nonprofit Oak Hill for its New England Assistive Technology Center. Since the center's inception, over 200,000 people with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them have had access to new and used technology that has enhanced the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities.

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