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Friends of Connecticut CASA

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to support our early work.  Every donation helps complement our grant funding and demonstrates an increasing base of support, while providing key unrestricted resources as our lean organization grows to recruit, train, and support additional volunteer court-appointed advocates to serve children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

The donations below supplement some $170,000 in grants for 2019 and 2020, plus a $60-thousand mentoring grant for 2020-2022 and a $75,000 grant for 2021, among others.  The federal grant funds distributed through National CASA/GAL are provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, as authorized under the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.  In 2020, National CASA/GAL was awarded nearly $10 million in federal grants.

  • $20,000 and more

    ForGood Fund
    Newman's Own Foundation

  • $10,000 to $20,000

    Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    Jonathan F. Fanton/Jerome Greene Foundation
    MJ and Caral G. Lebworth Foundation

  • $5,000 to $10,000

    David Bayne
    Fritz Foley/McCance Foundation
    Kappa Alpha Theta (Eta Xi Chapter, Quinnipiac University)
    Kappa Alpha Theta (Gamma Zeta Chapter, University of Connecticut)
    NewAlliance Foundation
    Smith Richardson Foundation

  • $2,500 to $5,000

    Jaime and Erika Smith
    TEGNA Foundation (WTIC/WCCT)
    Yale University (Office of New Haven Affairs)

  • $1,000 to $2,500

    Kevin Antaya
    Mark and Carrie Casey Family Fund
    Claire's Corner Copia
    Everette E. Dennis and Emily Tom Smith
    John H. Finley IV
    Joseph E. Gitchell and Elizabeth A. Mumford
    Grant and Lara Gund Foundation
    Deborah and Ira Katznelson
    Rory MacFarquhar
    Quinnipiac University Panhellenic Council
    Tara Perry

  • $500 to $1,000

    Alexion Charitable Foundation
    Rebecca M. Allen
    Sheryl Culotta
    Robert Berman and Elizabeth Wilson
    Irene Q. Brown
    Richard D. Brown
    Jason D. Glushon and Dr. Lindsey R. Glucksman (in honor of Miye Oni)
    Dwayne A. Jackson
    Stephen Oh
    Miye Oni
    Emily Rodrigues
    David H. Thompson
    Sahar Usmani-Brown
    Brian Wysolmerski

Please consider adding your name to those above, by donating directly or in whatever other way you may prefer.  Whether via the website, check, or Donor Advised Funds, United Way giving, or payroll deductions; there are various options.

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally


  • National Volunteers


  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance


  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates


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