EIN 22-3014883

Advancing Connecticut Together

IRS 501(c) type
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ACT provides HIV/AIDS support, financial assistance, and harm reduction services through multiple programmatic divisions to improve the lives of Connecticut residents.
Also known as...
Aids Connecticut; Connecticut Aids Residence Coalition
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Program areas at Advancing Connecticut Together

Financial assistance and training/ga/ta:distributed emergency financial assistance to persons living with hiv; and to homeless individuals throughout ct. over 10,000 requests were processed for $8 million during 2021. Provided training, technical assistance and quality assurance programs to case managers and housing providers serving persons living with hiv throughout ct. 138 people in 18 trainings were served.
Hiv treatment and care:hiv case management linking consumers to medical and support services; psychosocial support services, including "connections" a wellness drop-in center; and rep payee services for hiv consumers in the greater hartford area. 378 served during 2021. Short- term case management for soon-to-be released hiv inmates throughout ct was also provided. Coordinated a matching list for persons needing housing in the hartford area.the prevention outreach, testing, and linkage staff had 14,074 client contacts; conducted 43 hiv tests; distributed 9,914 condoms; syringe services staff collected 796,879 and distributed 892,740 syringes through mobile van exchanges; made 164 referrals to substance use treatment, sti screening/treatment, housing, and mental health services; trained and distributed overdose prevention kits to 372 individuals.

Who funds Advancing Connecticut Together

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)General Contribution$18,500
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AidsUnrestricted$12,500
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG)Capacity Building$10,000
...and 4 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentCONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM$2,581,916
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentYOUTH HOMELESSNESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM$1,552,660
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentEMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM$1,320,939
...and 4 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Advancing Connecticut Together

John P MerzChief Executive Officer$143,823
Robert BlakeyChief Financial Officer$0
Takima RobinsonChief Program Officer
Melanie AlvarezDirector of Community Resources / Director of Treatment and Care
Marlene MajorDirector of Administrative Services / Board Member
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Advancing Connecticut Together

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,760,960
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,976
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$41,248
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$55,005
Total revenues$11,859,189

Form 990s for Advancing Connecticut Together

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-10990View PDF
2019-122020-10-30990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $12,500 from Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids
August 16, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 12, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $17,965 from PayPal Giving Fund
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG)
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersHIV / AIDSHomelessness
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
110 Bartholomew Ave 3050
Hartford, CT 06106
Metro area
Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
Website URL
(860) 247-2437
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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