December 18, 2014 – Hartford, CT – The Fund for Greater Hartford and the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development are the newest member tenants to join the growing nonprofit community at CT Nonprofit Center (the Center) in Hartford.
The Center, located at 75 Charter Oak Avenue (in the former Hartford Square West) is an 86,000 square foot two-building campus that is currently home to fifteen nonprofit organizations, including Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits). It is the second largest nonprofit center in the Northeast United States.
The Center was developed in partnership with the Corporation for Independent Living (CIL) who owns and manages the buildings. CT Nonprofits is the anchor tenant and oversees the operations of the Center. Over the next five years an additional 10 to 15 nonprofits will join the community.
“I moved into the CT Nonprofit Center in mid-November and I love it,” said Kate Miller, executive director of the Fund for Greater Hartford. “The Connecticut Association of Nonprofits’ staff has been great and very responsive. And best of all, I love being in a place where I am surrounded by colleagues.”
The goal of the CT Nonprofit Center is to build a thriving collaborative community where nonprofits can share ideas and strengthen their collective missions.
“Partnering with CIL, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and the nonprofit members of the Center is turning our dream into a reality,” said Karen Maciorowski, COO/CFO of CT Nonprofits. “We’re excited to report that the community is at a fifty percent capacity and we’ve only been officially open for 6-months! There is so much interest in this concept, and the potential impact it could have on nonprofits in the community is tremendous.”
As planning progresses, the Center will become more accessible to the outside community of nonprofits. One initiative is to have the conference meeting rooms available to rent for one-off events on a fee schedule beginning in 2015.
The CT Nonprofit Center (the Center) is a program of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. The Center is the second largest of its kind in the Northeast, and serves as ‘home’ to multiple nonprofit organizations who share space, resources and services. The Center is designed to provide opportunities for participating organizations to achieve significant cost saving measures, foster meaningful collaborations and more effectively address their missions, thus increasing their impact on their constituents and the communities they serve.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. As the voice of nonprofits, the association has advanced the social and economic impact of nonprofits for over 35 years. CT Nonprofits helps members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve by connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration. For more information, please visit www.ctnonprofits.org.
The Women’s Institute is a national award-winning affordable housing development organization that holds a core mission of promoting economic opportunity and building strong communities by developing safe, affordable and supportive housing for individuals and families.
The Fund for Greater Hartford strives to make a sustainable impact on the vitality of Connecticut’s capital region by being a catalyst for hope, inspiration and creativity and by improving the lives of its people, especially its children and families.
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