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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

68 Federal Street
Post Office Box 769
New London, Connecticut 06320-6302
United States

Mission

To put philanthropy into action to address the needs, rights and interests of our community in Eastern Connecticut while fulfilling the passions of our donors.

1983 Year Founded
$60,000,000 Endowment Value
$4,023,103 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.14.15

Population Area Served

250,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Address 168 Federal Street
Address 2Post Office Box 769
City / TownNew London
State / RegionConnecticut
ZIP / Postal Code06320-6302
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone(860) 442-3572
Emailpamela@cfect.org
Websitewww.cfect.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Maryam Elahi, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NamePam Mola
Primary Contact’s PositionOffice Manager
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1983
Mission StatementTo put philanthropy into action to address the needs, rights and interests of our community in Eastern Connecticut while fulfilling the passions of our donors.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionOur work: 1) Convene and serve as a thought partner with like-minded donors, nonprofits and other partners to ensure collective impact, especially around four priority focus areas: Empower youth; Promote basic needs and rights; Preserve the environment; and Advance animal welfare. 2) Bring resources and knowledge to nonprofit organizations in Easern Connecticut so that they may effectively and strategically carry out their missions to meet the needs of our community. 3) advise and support our donors to fulfill their philanthropic interests.
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced250,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)7
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members15
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$10,354,325
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$5,000,075
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$4,023,103
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$60,000,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three Years
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismDid not answer
Inadequate government servicesDid not answer
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentDid not answer
Government initiative fundingDid not answer
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodDid not answer
LocallyDid not answer
RegionallyDid not answer
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityDid not answer
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityDid not answer
Building inclusion and trust in the communityDid not answer
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentDid not answer
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyDid not answer
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyDid not answer
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentDid not answer
Leadership developmentDid not answer
InternshipsDid not answer
Providing space for local organizationsDid not answer
Access to information technologyDid not answer
Publishing/knowledge sharingDid not answer
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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