Category: News

Hartford Business Journal: Nonprofits feeling bottom-line squeeze

Visitors to The Open Hearth men’s shelter in Hartford’s South End typically get the full tour, meeting residents and staff and stopping by the cafeteria, laundry and job center. “I wanted people to come in to meet our clients, kind of dispel the myth of what a man is who is experiencing homelessness,” said Marilyn… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofits Devastated As Demand For Services Spikes

At the same time as the economic blow of COVID-19 makes it harder for many families to put enough food on the table, the pandemic has decimated the workforce at one of Connecticut’s major food banks that annually provides millions of meals. “We typically have 6,500 volunteers per year,” who are mostly employees at Hartford-area… Read more »

Hartford Courant: Connecticut nonprofits cutting staff, services in pandemic as revenue from services plunges despite uptick in contributions

Despite an uptick in individual contributions aided by the surging stock market, Connecticut nonprofit leaders say huge losses in fee-for-service revenue during the coronavirus pandemic have led to reductions in staffing, loss of access for needy residents and — in some cases — programs shutting down entirely. In many cases, Connecticut community nonprofits are “still… Read more »

CT Mirror: Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say he’s prioritizing austerity over COVID response

Five months into the pandemic, with another COVID wave looming and the national economy in free fall, Gov. Ned Lamont is socking away Connecticut’s dollars, reminding lawmakers these resources may need to last for many years. But with more than 4,400 dead from the coronavirus in the state, hundreds of thousands unemployed, an education system… Read more »

CT Mirror: Advocates hope stimulus bill gives U.S. Census Bureau more time to finish its count

Washington – Some of Connecticut’s largest municipalities have some of the worst response rates in the nation to the U.S. Census. Whether those jurisdictions get a full count will depend largely on the outcome of increasingly testy negotiations in the next congressional stimulus bill. Congressional Democrats and Republicans both agree that the U.S. Census Bureau… Read more »

Nonprofit Quarterly: Nonprofits with PPP Loans Blindsided in Connecticut

For some obscure reason, even as the infection and death rates are on the upswing across the United States, bringing with them a dim view of the immediate economic prospects for the many, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) has decided that if your nonprofit has received a PPP loan, then it should not be eligible… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: State Will Limit Coronavirus Relief To Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT — Nonprofit organizations that have been struggling to take care of the developmentally disabled and maintain an adequate supply of personal protective equipment were dealt another blow Monday by Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration. The Department of Developmental Services, which administers funding to nonprofits who care for the developmentally disabled through state contracts, told… Read more »

CT Mirror: Nonprofits: Lamont has not delivered promised PPE

Nonprofit social service agencies have accused Gov. Ned Lamont with failing to deliver personal protective gear he pledged two weeks ago, placing thousands of staff and disabled clients at risk of contracting COVID-19. Since the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance warned April 21 that agencies were approaching financial collapse — partly from having to buy personal… Read more »

CT News Junkie: Nonprofits Say They Feel Forgotten In PPE Distribution

Nonprofit community providers said they feel forgotten when it comes to the state’s distribution of personal protective equipment. Oak Hill is a private nonprofit organization that runs 80 group homes for the children and adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Barry Simon, president of Oak Hill, said they currently have 18 homes where either… Read more »