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Resources for Nonprofits

CT 4-CT Fund The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection – also known as 4-CT – is an independent, 501(c)3 organization with the mission of bolstering the resources available to support the state’s frontline providers who are serving all areas impacted by the crisis. 4-CT will provide financial support to ensure their services can meet increased demand and have a positive impact. In announcing its launch, the charity has already raised $10 million from generous donors and is seeking to significantly increase these efforts in the coming weeks and months to further support to the state’s nonprofit community.

The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund has been established in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven and is a community-wide effort to raise money to help Greater New Haven's nonprofit organizations and the people they serve affected by COVID-19. As of March 26, the Fund is at $1.5 million.

Middlesex United Way assistance for individuals - Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund is beginning to disburse payments to those who are suffering the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund has raised approximately $450,000 for the first round of distributions to help Connecticut residents who have lost their jobs, lost hours at work, or may be facing other financial hardships as a result of the pandemic.

The fund is working with social service agencies across Connecticut to identify those most in need. Through a partnership with EML Payments (a division of Mastercard), an innovative system has been developed that will enable the funds to be rapidly distributed to beneficiaries. Once a beneficiary has been pre-qualified by a participating social service agency, they can download funds to the mobile wallet on their smartphone.

The downloaded funds can be used to pay for necessities, such as food, medicine, utilities and gasoline, at any location that Mastercard is accepted. The electronic distribution of funds means that money can be given to those who need it most, without violating social distancing requirements.

City and town social service departments can call 860-493-6800 to learn how to get funds to clients in need.

Valley United Way relief - The Valley Community Foundation (VCF), Valley United Way (VUW), Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce (GVCC), and the Valley Health & Human Service Council (Council) have come together to establish the Valley Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to rapidly deploy resources to organizations who support those in the area who are most significantly affected by the pandemic.