May 14, 2018
Nonprofit Notebook

Travelers invests $22M+

The Travelers Cos. Inc. invested more than $22 million in community support throughout 2017. Funds were distributed to programs and organizations that focus on improving academic and career success for underrepresented students, creating and maintaining thriving neighborhoods and enriching lives through arts and culture.

The Connecticut Main Street Center received a $12,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to further transit-oriented development planning in Kensington. The grant is among more than $250,000 in grants announced by the Community Foundation for 2018.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $26,329 to Goodwin College as part of an announced $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects across the country. The Goodwin College grant will be used to integrate humanities content into the college's career-focused programs in business, manufacturing, homeland security and criminal justice.

Reynolds' Subaru of Lyme recently donated $30,000 to Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center's new Westbrook location. The donation will help ensure that cancer patients have access to the best possible treatments and care team.

Middletown-based Community Health Center said it's opened a Denver, Colo., office for its Weitzman Institute, which is CHC's first physical location outside Connecticut.

CHC, a not-for-profit organization, said the Denver office will better connect institute staff to its customers and programs in 37 states.

Weitzman's new Denver office will be overseen by Matt Vinikas, who is chief operating officer of Community eConsult Network, which helps primary care providers receive electronic consultations from specialists for underserved patients and is among Weitzman's myriad programs.

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