Through continued education on intersectional issues related to education, culture, race and class, we become better equipped to take on the difficult and necessary work of transforming our local communities and our state.

News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 19, 2021

Statement in Solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander Community

A Responsive Grant is available to offer immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current and emerging threats, trauma and harassment against the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

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News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 17, 2021

Stand Against Racism Grant Application Now Available

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund invites community members and organizations in Connecticut to apply for small grants through the Director’s Discretionary Fund to support activities and events related to Stand Against Racism, taking place on…

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News, Grantee Spotlight, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits February 10, 2021

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund Pledges $1,000,000 to Fund the Movement for Black Lives

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is pleased to announce a grant totaling $1,000,000 to the Fund for the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). The grant represents a five-year commitment to supporting the work of M4BL, with $200,000 being disbursed…

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News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits July 07, 2020

Job Opening at the Memorial Fund: Communications Specialist

WCGMF seeks a part time Communications Specialist to assist with communications work and advocacy work oriented toward helping to create a more just and equitable society.

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News, Events, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits June 08, 2020

America's Problem: A Call to Action to Our Peers in Philanthropy

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund believes unequivocally that Black Lives Matter.

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News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 20, 2020

COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT INVITATION NOW OPEN

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19.

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News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 14, 2020

Responsive Grants and Discretionary Grants Available to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of deep concern regarding the virus COVID-19, commonly called novel coronavirus, The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund wishes to remind its grantees and the Connecticut community that Responsive Grants and Discretionary Grants are…

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News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 11, 2020

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 FROM AAPIP

As philanthropy, and the rest of the world, for that matter, adjust to a new virus environment, along with lots of other realities, AAPIP has compiled a short list of recommended articles and resources about COVID-19. You have undoubtedly read quite a few…

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News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits January 08, 2020

A New Year's Note from Our Executive Director, David Addams

As a philanthropic organization, the Memorial Fund’s most appropriate role is driven first by the dual charges in our mission to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and by inspiring all to end racism and poverty. Secondarily, we…

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News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits November 12, 2019

A Note from David Addams, Our Executive Director: An Update on the Memorial Fund’s Equity Journey

The past five years have been a process of inquiry, discovery, reflection, and setting our eyes upon a new prize- achieving equity in education while being explicit about the impact of racism and poverty.

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