2018 Area NonProfit Grants
Connecticut Community Foundation’s 2018 Area NonProfit Grants total $75,000
Computer training and bus trips. An intergenerational family weekend. Classes on nutrition, art, and muscle strengthening. A town conversation on aging. Gardening materials for planting and harvesting their own food these are among the programs and services funded through Connecticut Community Foundation’s new grant awards- totaling $75,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations that serve older people in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.
Among the grantees is Goshen Community Care and Hospice Center, which received a $6,000 grant to serve monthly luncheons and provide health information for the town’s older residents. The program, almost entirely volunteer-run , provides free, nutritious meals for older people while they learn from guest speakers on topics including fall prevention, pet therapy, safety precautions and how to handle emergencies. The meals are served at the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen.
Said Debbie DiPietro, coordinator of Center, “The luncheons help us keep an eye on the health and welfare of older people in Goshen and learn about their needs.”
“The luncheons help us keep an eye on the health and welfare of older people in Goshen and learn about their needs.”Debbie DiPietro, GCC&H Coordinator
The benefits of the program have been many. She noted that a talk on safety by a local fireman prompted many older people to purchase carbon monoxide detectors, and one older woman applied techniques learned from a talk by a physical therapist to recover from a fall. More people have learned how to prepare balanced meals on a budget.
“In Connecticut, the percentage of people age 65 and older is rapidly growing , and through our grantmaking we aim to help towns and nonprofit organizations prepare for that shift. Most importantly, we want to help older people in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield HIlls age in their own homes and communities for the highest quality of life possible,” said Julie Loughran, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation.”
“In Connecticut, the percentage of people age 65 and older is rapidly growing , and through our grantmaking we aim to help towns and nonprofit organizations prepare for that shift.”Julie Loughran, President & CEO Connecticut Community Foundation
Additional 2018 Donations / Grants
We gratefully acknowlege their 2018 donation of $5,000 to our organization.
We gratefully acknowledge their donation of of water for our major fundraiser – The Goshen Fair – $872.00
Rona Jaffa Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge their support to our organization for $1,000 and to the Goshen Food Bank for $5,000
The Jeff & Diane Johnson Foundation for Community Enhancement Fund
- $1500 grant to support our biannual bereavement program for area families
- Equipment grant to upgrade the office for our staff
- December “Critical needs grant” for local families in need
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
Goshen Community Care & Hospice gratefully acknowledge being chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Archdiocese has been celebrating for the 21st year this Vicariate Outreach Program. The program is to offer leadership support to local organizations whose missions are consistent with the mission of the Catholic Church.
We are grateful and humbled by their $1,050 donation.