About Us

What is Connecticut’s Finances?
Connecticut faces a number of complex fiscal obstacles that are expected to challenge state and local policymakers and force difficult budget decisions for years to come. As these obstacles, and the urgency to address them, continue to grow, so too does the public’s need and desire for accessible and transparent data and information.

Launched in November 2017, Connecticut’s Finances is an initiative of the Connecticut School Finance Project that examines Connecticut’s fiscal and economic health, and takes an in-depth look into the State’s finances, such as its tax revenue, spending, and long-term pension and debt obligations. 

As the Connecticut School Finance Project has traveled across the state over the past two and a half years speaking about school finance and meeting with thousands of Connecticut residents, our organization has increasingly heard more and more calls for greater, more accessible information about Connecticut’s financial state and fiscal challenges.

The Connecticut’s Finances initiative aims to address these calls with a mission to serve as a nonpartisan resource for state and local policymakers, community leaders, and all Connecticut citizens looking for transparent, accessible, and approachable information about the State’s budget and finances.

What is the Connecticut School Finance Project?
Founded in 2015, the Connecticut School Finance Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to identify solutions to Connecticut’s school funding challenges that are fair to students, taxpayers, and communities.

The goals of the Connecticut School Finance Project are to:

  • Build knowledge about how the current school funding system works.
  • Bring together stakeholders who are impacted by how schools are funded.
  • Identify solutions to Connecticut’s school funding challenges that are fair to students and taxpayers, and strengthen schools and communities.

Approaching the challenges of Connecticut’s school funding system with an open mind and through an independent lens, the Connecticut School Finance Project works collaboratively with stakeholders who are impacted by how the state’s public schools are funded. Any solution(s) put forth by the Connecticut School Finance Project focuses on creating a sensible, transparent funding system that meets the needs Connecticut and its students.

Funding
The Connecticut School Finance Project is funded entirely through the generous support of nonprofit foundations. The Connecticut School Finance Project does not accept state or federal grants or gifts from individuals or corporations to support our work. Additionally, all of our funding is unrestricted, and all editorial control rests with the staff of the Connecticut School Finance Project.

Nonprofit Project of TSNE MissionWorks
The Connecticut School Finance Project is a nonprofit of TSNE MissionWorks, formerly Third Sector New England. Since 1959, TSNE MissionWorks has been providing management and leadership resources to help nonprofits across the region. A nonpartisan and experienced fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks is a recognized leader in the field and currently serves nonprofits from a variety of sectors throughout New England and across the country. The TSNE MissionWorks Board of Directors has governing authority over and legal and fiduciary responsibility for the Connecticut School Finance Project. You can view TSNE MissonWorks’ website at www.tsne.org.