Julie Loughran, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, said, “People know best what their community’s needs are and what potential solutions may exist, yet they often are disconnected from the systems and structures required to create change—especially if they have been marginalized over time. Our investment in fostering connections and organizing efforts in these communities—particularly among youth—is grounded in our firm belief that grassroots leadership is critical to the future of Waterbury.”

In our October 2019 newsletter, you’ll see Julie’s words come to life—and our donors’ dollars at work—in the form of grassroots grants to local residents and organizations that strive to help Waterbury soar. You’ll also read about ways to get involved with the Women’s Giving Circle at the Foundation, and workshop and grant opportunities. Read the newsletter