HARTFORD: United Health Foundation announced  $2.35 million in grants to The Governor’s Prevention Partnership and to The Village for Families & Children  to help the agencies “increase local education, outreach and engagement among Hartford teens and their families.”

The grants will fund separate, three-year initiatives with each partner.

“Addiction is a disease, and together we can treat and prevent it. These programs will help further strengthen community and family connections, and help teens develop into active and engaged members of our communities,” said Gov. Malloy.

HARTFORD, CT -- Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) announces that Karla Fortunato will be its new president, effective May 1 

Fortunato comes to CCP after 13 years at the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), a national alliance of 60 philanthropic organizations based in Rockville, MD. As director of HEFN, she has managed its programming, outreach, and operations, promoting collaboration on shared goals among its members.  Fortunato previously served as associate director of policy for Health Care for All in Boston, engaging in policy research, communications, and campaigns, and as a consultant for The Public Policy Institute, also in Boston. 

BERLIN: The Comcast Foundation has awarded nearly $740,000 in grants to 23 nonprofit organizations in New England in 2016. According to the foundation it focuses on “expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in 1999.

 In Connecticut the following groups received grants, totaling $134,000.

 ARC New London County, Norwich - $10,000

 Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, Bristol - $10,000

 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, Waterbury - $12,470

 Center for Latino Progress, Hartford - $10,000

 Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, Windsor - $20,000

 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, New Haven - $15,000

 Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hartford - $30,000

 Urban League of Greater Hartford, Hartford - $21,800

Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut, New Haven - $15,000