1000 Friends of Connecticut (Hartford, CT)


  • Name:Ms. Heidi Green
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:1000 Friends of Connecticut
  • Address:PO Box 1988
    484 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06144-1988
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:860 523 0003

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:203 715 3185

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • 1000 Friends of Connecticut is a statewide smart growth education and advocacy organization. We work to shape policy at the local, regional and state level to redirect growth to: restore prosperity to our cities and downtowns and preserve green space for recreation, acquifer regeneration, clean air, and a viable agricultural economy.

  • History:
  • This broad, deep, bi-partisan organization, representing the for-profit, nonprofit, academic and government sectors, coalesced late in 2003. It formed a tax-exempt, 501c3, organization modeled after similar growth management organizations around the country. These organizationshave been instrumental in bringing about smart growth policy change in those states. The principal program of 1000 Friends of Connecticut is the Campaign to Grow Connecticut Smart, a comprehensive education and outreach initiative. The Campaign to Grow Connecticut Smart is an initiative that hit the ground running and hasn’t slowed down. In 2006, we released A Leader’s Guide to Growing Connecticut Smart. In response to the guide, Governor Rell created a state Office of Responsible Growth. In 2007, 1000 Friends released Developing Connecticut’s Economic Future. In response to that, a bill was passed unanimously and signed into law that requires the first ever state Comprehensive Economic Development Plan, created a Responsible Growth Task Force, and a regional incentive grant program. The first awards in that grant program were announced in March. In February, the Responsible Growth Task Force unanimously approved the first definition of responsible growth and a set of principles by which the state’s progress toward responsible growth can be measured. It also made a number of other recommendations on regional cooperation, zoning, and municipal development agreements. Just this week, the Governor announced the selection of a new Department of Transportation Commissioner, a transit expert! The Department of Economic and Community Development recently awarded a contract for the comprehensive economic development strategy. This is the first time that economic development and transportation efforts will be studied in a coordinated fashion so that transportation improvements support community growth and development. At the same time, 1000 Friends has more than doubled its list of friends. It has hosted a series of well-attended meetings and forums. The first annual conference attracted more than 320 people. In the last three years, 1000 Friends went from a strong concept, to a vibrant organization. But, with your help we can do so much more!

  • Year established:2004
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:27
  • Advisory board size:33
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Susan Merrow, Co-Chair
    Richard Maine, Co-Chair
    Joseph C. Barber
    Mayor Mark Boughton
    Susan Bryson
    Leo Canty
    William Cibes
    Jefferson B. Davis
    Mayor John DeStefano
    James J. Finley, Jr.
    Douglas G. Fisher
    Norman Garrick, Ph.D.
    Toni Gold
    Honorable Eunice S. Groark
    Dara Kovel
    James N. Mason, Jr.
    Matthew Nemerson
    Robert Orr, FAIA
    John D. Pagini, AICP
    Dr. Robert Painter
    Bishop Peter Rosazza
    Shelly Saczynski
    Robert Santy
    Stephen Sasala
    Paul Timpanelli
    Patricia Wallace
    Cornell N. Wright

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Heidi Green, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Stephen Beck, Education and Outreach Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Non-operating
  • Tax ID:20-0554225

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:200554225
  • Organization Name:1000 FRIENDS OF CONNECTICUT INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 1988
  • Organization City:HARTFORD
  • Organization State:CT
  • Organization Zip:06144-1988
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 2004
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:S20
  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:3/20/2018 10:32:53 am

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