CLiCK & Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation


The  Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation provided CLiCK (Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen) a grant to support the opening of its teaching kitchen in 2014, and has continued to support CLiCK’s mission to improve the quality of nutrition and culinary teaching in the Windham community and help address health concerns in our region. Initial grant funds … Read more

Medicare Outreach, Education & Advocacy Project

medicare assistance

The Medicare Outreach, Education, and Advocacy Project is a partnership between the Ossen Foundation and the Center for Medicare Advocacy (the Center). The Center provides education, research, and legal assistance to advance fair access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities. The Medicare Outreach Project is bringing … Read more

Mansfield CT Community Playground

With the assistance of over 200 volunteers and the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, the Mansfield Community Playground is now a reality. During the weekend of October 11th, local students (both high school and university, parents, and other citizens came together to erect the playground. It was a combined effort that brought the community together. … Read more

WW&G Challenge – The Community Foundation 2012 Yearbook

Everyone loves a challenge… and the Windham Area Women & Girls Fund (the Fund) is fortunate to have this one. In December 2011 the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation awarded the Fund a three year matching challenge grant. each dollar given to the Fund will be matched by the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation: Each … Read more

General Coordinator Update

We’ve had an eventful Spring in fundraising! We are so grateful to the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation for awarding us a grant for $200,000! We were able to recognize Eileen Ossen and the foundation in a presentation at the 5K Run for the Playground last Saturday, and we accepted a “big check” from them … Read more

Meeting the 'Ossen Challenge' for Windham's Women & Girls

The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation put the ‘challenge’ in ‘challenge grant’ for the Windham Area Women & Girls Fund in 2012… and will do so in 2013 and 2014. the first year was a rousing success. When two representatives from the Windham Area Women & Girls Fund invited Eileen Ossen for lunch, she knew … Read more

Grant for Perception Programs

The Jeffrey P. Ossen Foundation recently approved a grand request from Perception Programs for $72,097 to install a central heating and cooling system for the Next Step program. From left are foundation board member Robyn McCullough, foundation trustee Eileen Ossen and Ruth Gordon and Carolyn Russo, both of Perception Programs.

Thanks to you, we met the 1st year of the Challenge!

At last year’s In Celebration of Women breakfast we announced an exciting – but daunting – challenge. The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation offered us an unprecedented opportunity to grow our endowment by as much as $200,000 while giving out more in grants than ever in our history. It came – and comes – with … Read more

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