What is The Connecticut Project’s Vision?

We work for a just, thriving, and optimistic Connecticut where race, income, geography, and other circumstances no longer predetermine opportunity.

What is your organization's mission?

The Connecticut Project brings together people, ideas, and resources to improve systems and generate real world outcomes so that all our neighbors can achieve self-directed and prosperous lives.

What kind of organization are you?

We are a social change organization, equipped with tools of creation, convening, advocacy, and philanthropy to promote real world outcomes  our neighbors can see and feel.  Practically speaking, our goal is to focus on solutions, using whatever tool makes sense.

What kinds of action have you taken?

While our initial year included a lot of listening and learning, we also dove into some concrete activities in order to develop our tools and our presence. This included work on child care business incubators, organizing to ensure public servants knew about the federal student loan forgiveness available to them, and support for the early voting ballot initiative.  See the complete listing of our initial activities here.

Who are the people in the organization?

We are very proud of our team, our advisors, and our board, who are purpose-driven, thoughtful, multi-generational Connecticut residents.

Is your organization a 501c3?

The Connecticut Project has both a 501c3 and a 501c4 arm.  The Connecticut Project and The Connecticut Project Action Fund are organized, funded, and governed separately.  Our team members work across both organizations depending on the issue and their expertise, using non-profit and philanthropic tools on behalf of the 501c3 organization and advocacy tools on behalf of the Action Fund.

What makes The Connecticut Project different from other change-making organizations in Connecticut?

We aim to contribute three distinctive things: first, a focus across all of Connecticut, including urban, rural, and suburban communities; second, the ability to use multiple tools to find and expand solutions, including creation, convening, advocacy, and philanthropy; and third, an orientation to both concrete outcomes and sustainable  systems change.

What has your organization done to date?

We’ve engaged in a wide range of early actions, available here for TCP and here for TCPAF.

What does The Connecticut Project have planned for the future?

We are working to identify the best ways we can advance The Connecticut We Seek. This includes landscaping in a range of crucial areas – early childhood, health equity, immigrant communities, housing, health, criminal justice – to identify ways we can support systems change and better outcomes for our neighbors.  We will continue to update our website as we take on new projects.