Catalyst Endowment Fund: 2017 Topic

The 2017 topic of study for the Catalyst Endowment Fund will be:

Family Economic Security: Career Pathways

We know the importance of earning family-sustaining wages to overall wellbeing and economic security in our region. Participants will learn about programs that integrate education, job training and support services for adults, as well as why more employers do not participate in employment partnerships and what needs to change.


Catalyst Endowment Fund: First meeting of 2017

Thursday, March 30th

Glastonbury Boathouse
252 Welles St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033


2017 Catalyst Endowment Fund meetings: Save the dates

June 20: 2nd Catalyst Endowment program

October 17: Catalyst Endowment Fund grant decision meeting


Each year, the Catalyst Endowment Fund chooses a topic that they explore and discuss throughout the year, ultimately awarding a grant to a local nonprofit (or multiple nonprofits) that work in this area. Last year's topic was "Addressing the Mental Health Challenge." At the end of the year, a $50,000 grant was awarded to the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Past topics have included job readiness, literacy, domestic violence, homelessness and more. 

Click here for more information about the Catalyst Endowment Fund and how to join. 

We encourage you to follow the Hartford Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, where we'll continue the discussion of Family Economic Security throughout the year.


Family Economic Security: Related Links

Vo-tech instructor shortage is manufacturing's next big test
Hartford Business Journal (March 27, 2017) 

CT, Hartford to benefit from $3.8M job-skills grant
Hartford Business Journal (March 24, 2017) 

Survey: CT biz willing to hire formerly imprisoned
Hartford Business Journal (March 21, 2017) 

Re-entry employment offers second chances, benefits community
Hartford Business Journal (February 27, 2017) 

Divisions of Labor: New kinds of work require new ideas - and new ways of organizing 
New York Times Magazine (February 23, 2017)

Could giving circles rebuild philanthropy from the bottom up?
Nonprofit Quarterly (February 4, 2017)

A $500 surprise expense would put most Americans into debt
CBS Moneywatch (January 12, 2017)

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