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June 14, 2022

The Time for Capital Expenditure Grants is Long Overdue

The Center for Effective Philanthropy published a piece by Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach, highlighting the need for philanthropy to fund capital infrastructure needs for nonprofit organizations. CHEFA is among the only Connecticut funders allowing organizations to apply for capital or program grants.

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Dr. Estela R. Lopez, Board of Directors at CHEFA

November 09, 2021

CHEFA celebrates 20 Years of philanthropic leadership

Established in 2002, the CHEFA Grant Program has awarded more than $40 million for programmatic and capital expenditures to statewide organizations representing four of the most important sectors of the state’s economy: healthcare, education, childcare, and culture.

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October 27, 2021

One of Connecticut’s “best-kept secret” programs has handed out $40 million over the last 20 years.

With two decades behind us and the next decade beginning, the future continues to look bright for CHEFA’s Grant Programs. With an eye toward established and innovative grantmaking, community involvement, and collaboration with key Connecticut stakeholders, we will continue to be a philanthropic leader funding impactful statewide programs and projects supporting the state’s residents.

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September 27, 2021

Governor Lamont Signs Student Loan Subsidy Legislation for Educators Who Commit To Serving in Connecticut’s Highest Need School Districts

Yesterday Governor Lamont held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of legislation establishing the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) Alliance District Teacher Loan Subsidy Program. This legislation will provide an interest rate subsidy on CHESLA loans to teachers who commit to teaching in one of Connecticut’s 33 highest need school districts. […]

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July 09, 2021

New Low Rates and No Fees for CHESLA Borrowers!

Hartford, CT, June 25, 2021- The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) announced that its myCHESLA Student Loan will have a 4.59% fixed rate with no fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. The new student loan interest rate sets a record low for the program following last year’s low of 4.85%. Assistant Director for […]

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May 21, 2021

CHEFA’s Commitment to Diversity in the Workplace

CHEFA is proud to employ a diverse professional staff made up of individuals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. We believe diversity and respect for one another is a fundamental component in enhancing organizational effectiveness and promoting professional development. This belief is reflected in our core values and CHEFA employees recognize the value of diversity, […]

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