Connecticut Charities Unite To Fight Coronavirus
A group of Connecticut nonprofits has created a new charitable organization to raise money in response to COVID-19. The funds will be given to agencies that provide food, housing, childcare and other services.
The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection, or 4-CT, is an independent 501(c)3 organization launched by United Way of Connecticut and several of the state’s community foundations. Governor Ned Lamont says 4-CT fills a need in the state’s fight against the coronavirus.
“What 4-CT does is that it provides an overarching structure to make sure that our foundations and our not-for-profits in particular all row in the same direction, making sure that we can target our resources in the most effective way possible.”
The charity has already raised $10 million from about 20 donors and expects to raise much more in the coming weeks.
The relief fund is administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.