The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving gave at least $3 million to a range of initiatives, including $1.09 million to Capital Workforce Partners, which has a summer youth employment and learning program, and $150,000 to Hartford Performs for arts in the city schools.
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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.