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Statement: Nonprofits on proposed budget agreement

May 30, 2019 Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533 Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the proposed state budget agreement announced today. “A budget is a statement of priorities. We don’t know yet the line items in the proposed spending plan announced today, we hope it includes good news for… Read more »


In the News

Hartford Courant Op-Ed: With $2.6 billion in the rainy day fund, it’s time to invest in nonprofits

By Gian-Carl Casa SPECIAL TO THE COURANT Connecticut’s projected surplus continues to grow. Just this week, the state Comptroller’s office said revenues will run $126 million ahead of expenditures for the fiscal year. By the end of this month, that will put $2.6 billion in the state’s rainy-day fund, by far the highest amount ever… Read more »


Op-Ed: The state might not provide a grant to community nonprofits this year. The effects would be painful.

By JEFF SHAW SPECIAL TO HARTFORD COURANT JUL 15, 2019 For the past decade, since the recession began in 2008, state funding that community nonprofits rely on to provide services to half a million people each year has been cut in every budget cycle, all while demand for their services has gone up and operational… Read more »


Hartford Courant: Federal tax cut, state budget problems have hurt Connecticut nonprofits

By TESS VRBIN JUL 15, 2019 A federal tax law reducing the incentive for charitable giving and Connecticut’s continual budget woes are putting a squeeze on the state’s nonprofits, according to experts in the field. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance surveyed the state’s nonprofits earlier this year and found… Read more »


Statement from Gian-Carl Casa on the budget approved tonight by the House

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the budget approved tonight by the House of Representatives: “During the economic recession, community nonprofit funding was reduced and mid-year rescissions imposed additional cuts, year after year. At the same time, the need for services has increased. “We are grateful there are… Read more »


CT Mirror: After years of lean budgets, nonprofits want $100 M from surplus

May 29, 2019 By: Keith Phaneuf With Connecticut’s coffers flush with cash for the first time in a decade, long-suffering nonprofit social services want a share of the wealth. The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance recently wrote to Gov. Ned Lamont, asking that he and lawmakers set aside $100 million to assist those who provide the… Read more »