The following are some of the William Caspar Memorial Fund's grantee partners we have worked with. Using our new granting criteria, we select partner organizations that best align with our Program Focus Areas. We are very excited for the community to learn and grow more with these amazing organizations dedicated to making systematic change.
The mission of A Better Way Foundation is to build community, to shift power, to dismantle oppressive systems, and to uphold their vision while helping justice centered organizations thrive.
The mission of All Our Kin is to train, support, and sustain community childcare providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.
Black Infinity Collective is a freedom fighting, movement-building organization dedicated to healing and liberation for all Black people. BIC’s work is guided by their ancestors and inspired by present-day leaders.
The mission of Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership (BTS) is to prepare Waterbury's youth for success from cradle to career.
Bridgeport Generation Now builds collective power by strengthening civic engagement in communities. As a grassroots, member-based organization, they use the tools of community organizing to dismantle systemic racism and systemic corruption and build a just, equitable, democratic, and livable city.
The mission of Building One Community (B1C) is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families.
The mission of the Center for Leadership & Justice is to develop leaders who act collectively for social justice in Greater Hartford.
The mission of CERCLE is to improve early care and education outcomes for Black and Latinx children in underserved communities in Connecticut. The group was created by providers of color to support and advocate for providers of color.
The mission of Christian Community Action (CCA) is to express faithful witness by providing help, housing, and hope to those who are poor in New Haven. CCA provides staff and support for Mothers and Others for Justice.
The mission of Congregations Organized for A New Connecticut (CONECT) is to discover, research, analyze, and articulate a powerful moral voice to negotiate with business and government leaders regarding social, economic, and political issues that affect member congregations.
The goal of the CT Black and Brown Student Union is to cultivate a space for youth organizations to connect, strategize, and strengthen organizing capacity within the state.
The Connecticut Justice Alliance (CTJA) is a team of fiercely dedicated advocates working to ensure the safe, fair, and effective treatment of youth who may become involved in the juvenile justice system.
The mission of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) is to fight for the rights of undocumented youth and their families.
The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. They work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.
The mission of Educators for Excellence (E4E) is to ensure that teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and profession.
The mission of FaithActs for Education (FaithActs) is to unite people of faith building power to get children the education they deserve.
The mission of Hartford Parent University (HPU) is to mobilize parent power and encourage greater family involvement in developing a lasting learning partnership in which parents support their children in achieving academic and personal success, advance their own achievement and promote educational equity.
The mission of Hearing Youth Voices is to develop working class, Black and brown young people into courageous and skilled leaders capable of running issue-based campaigns, leading coalitions and alliances, and uniting across differences to build the power necessary to advance racial, economic, and gender justice.
Katal is a community organization that works in Connecticut and New York to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance equity, health, and justice for everyone.
The mission of Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) is to build the power of communities to organize themselves and fight back against inequities, sexism, institutional racism, and all other isms.
The mission of The Middletown Racial Justice Coalition (MRJC) is to identify, interrupt, and dismantle institutional and systemic racism in Middletown through (grassroots) community-led action and organizing
Moral Monday CT gathers voices in the struggle for freedom and justice for Black and Brown people.
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is a coalition of Black organizations across the country and beyond that come together to do the critical work of assessing what interventions are needed to achieve cultural and political wins that defend, lift up and liberate Black lives.
The mission of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA) is to provide high-quality legal services to individuals and groups unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination, and other barriers.
Open Communities Alliance works with an urban suburban interracial coalition to promote access to opportunity for all people through education, advocacy, research, and partnerships.
The mission of PT Partners (PTP) is to build capacity, community, and leadership for residents within low‐income public housing (LIPH) complexes across the city of Bridgeport, including PT Barnum Apartments, Green Homes, and Trumbull Gardens.
The mission of Radical Advocates for Cross Cultural Education (RACCE) is to challenge systems of oppression by advocating for culturally competent educational practices.
RE•Center seeks a world in which equity is institutionalized in all school systems and offer safe spaces where people can learn to understand and challenge racism and oppression.
The mission of Relay is to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life.
The mission of Save Girls on FYER is to enhance the lives of girls and young women who live in underserved communities.
SERC provides resources, professional development, and a centralized library to educators, families, and community members in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Education and other partners.
The mission of Step Up New London (SUNL) is to raise the political consciousness, voice and power of people to effectively unite with each-other and increase our ability to engage in social and political change for the betterment of ALL people in our community.
The mission of Students for Educational Justice is to cultivate self-pride in young BIPOC (Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color) and drive racial justice through education and youth-led organizing.
Supporting Organizing Work Connecticut (SOW-CT) is a philanthropic effort to develop a shared strategy and pool resources across grant makers in order to strengthen the organizing capacity of grassroots groups across Connecticut.
The Prosperity Foundation (TPF) is a community foundation designed to strengthen Connecticut’s Black communities in critical areas such as health, education, and economic development.
The mission of the NEAG School of Education at the University of Connecticut is to improve educational and social systems to be more effective, equitable, and just for all.
The Mission of The UnGroup Society is to ensure that all children and young adult students, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexual orientation, or economic background, have an equal opportunity to thrive as human beings and have resources available to assist them at all levels in their educational pursuits.
The mission of Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) is to defend the human rights of immigrants and workers in greater New Haven, Connecticut. ULA is a grassroots social justice organization made up of immigrants who work to combat human rights abuses experienced by immigrants in the community.
The mission of Writer's Block Inc. is to arm young voices with the power of pen and prose, reinforcing teamwork, accountability, and responsibility; igniting social change on the page and stage.