Community Bulletin Board
- 'Brass Valley: Made in America' Exhibit
- IMTI Installs Solar Panel System
- Local Senators support Firefighter Fundraiser
- Sacred Heart H.S. Names Top Students
- Summer Exhibits at the Mattatuck Museum
- Connecticut Museum Open House Day~June 8
- Waterbury Health Care Council Awards
- NAMI announces T-Shirt Contest Winner
- Dolce Fundraiser for Cardiology Center, 6/29
- StayWell Receives Patient-Centered Certification
- American Jazz at Museum’s 1st Thursday
- Palace Theater's 2013-14 Broadway Series
Connecticut Community Foundation
The Connecticut Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for its first round of funding for 2013.
Grants are made possible by funds established by area donors and are available to nonprofits in Greater Waterbury and Northwest Connecticut.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 1, 2013.
The Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) believes that there is significant value in the use of the arts as a tool for youth and community development.
In an effort to complement existing arts education programs offered in schools, CCF is excited to offer a new grant opportunity, "Living Art", for arts, youth, and community agencies to work together to bring interactive arts programming to under served populations in Waterbury that also allow opportunities for community engagement and revitalization.
Funding also is available to organizations located outside of Waterbury as long as their program will be offered in Waterbury.
Next Steps/Timeline: Review Community Arts RFP guidelines to determine your nonprofit's eligibility. Submit initial concept letter that outlines the general nature of the work you are considering, potential partners, etc. Deadline is November 2, 2012. Please submit letter via email to email@example.com
Completed our general application form designating the lead organizations and possible expanded partnerships clearly outlining commitments and support to the program. Please submit your application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 4, 2013.
The CCF Grants Committee will review requests and subsequent recommendations will be presented to the CCF Board for a final decision in February/March 2013
The Connecticut Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for its fall 2012 round of funding. Please note that special guidelines apply for this round. For example, instead of requiring an initial letter of inquiry, any interested and eligible entity may submit an abridged general grant application form available at each of the specific web pages listed below. Please also note request amount limits for some funds as detailed below.
George Earle’s Bridgeport Parking Lot, Courtesy of Southbury Training School
Reducing the Achievement
Gap in Waterbury
The Connecticut Community Foundation invites the public to attend “Forum on School Change – Reducing the Student Achievement Gap in Waterbury” on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. at the Mattatuck Museum Performing Arts Center, 144 West Main Street in Waterbury.
Ingrid Manning Honored
Main Street Waterbury has announced that the recipient of the 2011 Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award is Ingrid Manning, CEO of the Connecticut Community Foundation.
Column By John Murray
Colored dyes stained rivers throughout the industrial Northeast. By Lynn Cherry
It was the best day the Naugtauck River has experienced in 100 years. The river received so much attention on February 24th that one could imagine her embarrassed, and blushing red for old time sake. This blush, however, was triggered by admirers gushing at her beauty, not from the red dyes that were pumped into her as industrial waste into a glorified toilet.
Story and Photographs
By John Murray
Back in the 1960s Uniroyal launched an international marketing campaign that asserted Naugahyde was obtained from the skin of an animal called a Nauga. The company, based in Naugatuck, proclaimed that a Nauga shed its skin multiple times a year, so it didn’t have to be slaughtered to collect its hide. The ads stated the Nauga was a squat, horned monster from the jungles of Sumatra, and every customer who purchased a Naugahyde couch from Uniroyal received a small Nauga doll.
It was brilliant marketing - fun, humorous and effective.