November 01, 2011

November 01, 2011

People’s United Community Foundation Awards $600,250 To Community Organizations for the Fourth Quarter 2011

BRIDGEPORT, CT
– The People’s United Community Foundation announced today that it has awarded $600,250 in grants to nonprofit organizations in its service area for the fourth quarter of 2011. Eighty-six organizations throughout six states received funding in support of their programs, which ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and employment programs.

“People’s United Community Foundation is proud to support so many wonderful agencies that are doing extraordinary work across our footprint” said Vincent Santilli, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation. “We continue to be impressed with the caliber of nonprofit leaders and their staffs who are dedicated to making an impact on the lives of residents throughout our communities.”

For a detailed list of all the organizations which People’s United Community Foundation has supported in the fourth quarter of 2011, please refer to the chart below.

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. With special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods, the funding priorities of the Foundation include: community development, youth development, and affordable housing.

People’s United Community Foundation 4th Quarter Grant Recipients

Organization

Market

Purpose

Grant Amount

AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS - Connecticut Chapter

CT, NY, MA, ME, NH, VT

American Red Cross Disaster Relief - Hurricane Irene in New England

$50,000.00

BRIDGE ACADEMY

Connecticut

Academic Intervention Program

$5,000.00

BRIDGEPORT AREA YOUTH MINISTRY INC

Connecticut

Stamford Initiative

$8,000.00

BRIDGEPORT NEIGHBORHOOD TRUST INC

Connecticut

Comprehensive Homeownership Counseling Program

$9,000.00

CARDINAL SHEHAN CENTER

Connecticut

After School Program: Homework Help and Leadership Program

$10,000.00

CAROLINE HOUSE INC

Connecticut

Mother and Child Literacy Program

$3,500.00

CENTER FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES OF EASTERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY INC

Connecticut

Family Strengthening Services Program

$10,000.00

CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY BOATING INC

Connecticut

Maritime Explorers Program

$6,500.00

FSW INC CT

Connecticut

Family Assets

$20,000.00

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COASTAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY INC

Connecticut

NSP Build

$10,000.00

FAMILY & CHILDRENS AID INC

Connecticut

General Operating Support for Harmony House Shelter for Homeless Mothers and Children

$4,000.00

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

Connecticut

Fairfield University Service Learning-Cesar A. Batalla School Literacy Partnership

$2,500.00

FAMILY CENTERS INC

Connecticut

The Den for Grieving Kids

$7,500.00

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CT INC

Connecticut

Strengthening Families

$2,500.00

STAMFORD PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

Stamford Mentoring Program

$3,500.00

WOMENS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INC

Connecticut

Support for Women-Focused Entrepreneurial Development

$7,500.00

YERWOOD CENTER INC

Connecticut

I-XCEL Teen Center

$5,000.00

COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

Develop Literacy Skills in Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

$7,500.00

MARRAKECH INCORPORATED

Connecticut

Academy for Human Service Training Scholarships

$3,500.00

COVENANT TO CARE INC

Connecticut

Critical Goods Distribution Program.

$5,000.00

CONNECTICUT FOOD BANK INC

Connecticut

Acquiring Food to Alleviate Hunger

$20,000.00

FURNITURE BANK OF SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT INC

Connecticut

Purchase beds for Connecticut families and individuals in financial need

$2,500.00

BILLINGS FORGE COMMUNITY WORKS INC

Connecticut

Job Training at the Kitchen

$10,000.00

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES INC

Connecticut

Financial Empowerment Center of Greater Bridgeport

$5,000.00

CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR SCHOOL CHANGE INC

Connecticut

Leadership for Learning

$10,000.00

CO-OPPORTUNITY INC

Connecticut

Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

$6,000.00

HARTFORD YOUTH SCHOLARS FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

The Steppingstone Academy Hartford

$5,000.00

LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION

Connecticut

Connecticut Statewide and Hartford LISC

$12,000.00

OPEN HEARTH ASSOCIATION

Connecticut

Transitional Living Program

$5,000.00

OUR PIECE OF THE PIE INC

Connecticut

Pathways to Success

$7,500.00

SERVCORPS INC

Connecticut

The Internships Program

$3,500.00

THAMES VALLEY COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION INC

Connecticut

Financial Education and Self-Sufficiency Program

$2,500.00

RUSSELL LIBRARY COMPANY

Connecticut

Job and Career Program

$2,500.00

MYSTIC AREA SHELTER AND HOSPITALITY INC

Connecticut

Financial Literacy for Extremely Low Income Families

$2,500.00

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION INC

Connecticut

Various programs at 6 locations

$35,000.00

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF NEW HAVEN INC

Connecticut

Foreclosure Prevention

$15,000.00

NEW HAVEN HOME RECOVERY INC

Connecticut

Stable Families Program

$7,500.00

THE NEW HAVEN DIAPER BANK INC

Connecticut

Diaper Distribution Network - Bridgeport

$4,000.00

UNITED WORKERS INC

Connecticut

BGC of New Haven - BE GREAT: Graduate

$3,500.00

NEW LONDON EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

General Academic Achievement Programs in New London

$5,000.00

Connecticut Total

 

 

$294,500.00

       

CAMBRIDGE CREDIT COUNSELING CORP

Massachusetts

Housing Counseling Services - General Operating Support

$2,500.00

TWIN CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Massachusetts

Strong Neighborhoods Campaign in Leominster

$7,500.00

BREAD & ROSES HOUSING INC

Massachusetts

Family Advocacy and Support Program

$5,000.00

CHILDRENS DYSLEXIA CENTERS INC

Massachusetts

Remedial Tutoring for Youth with Dyslexia

$5,000.00

LOWELL BOYS CLUB ASSOCIATION

Massachusetts

Power Hour Homework Help

$2,500.00

CENTER FOR NEW AMERICANS

Massachusetts

Education for Economic Self-Sufficiency

$3,000.00

SERVICENET INC

Massachusetts

Increasing and improving" wrap-around" services for ServiceNet shelters and drop-in shelters.

$5,000.00

BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF HAMPDEN COUNTY INC

Massachusetts

Community-Based Mentoring Expansion Project

$2,500.00

NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES INC

Massachusetts

NEBA Business Consulting Center

$3,500.00

SPRINGFIELD DAY NURSERY CORPORATION

Massachusetts

Parenting Works Program for Disadvantaged Families

$7,500.00

RICK S PLACE INC

Massachusetts

School-Based Bereavement Support Groups

$7,500.00

ABBY KELLEY FOSTER HOUSE INC

Massachusetts

Affordable Housing for Women & Children

$5,000.00

YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL MASS

Massachusetts

Young Parents Program

$5,000.00

Massachusetts Total

 

 

$61,500.00

       

GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD-BANK

Maine

Food Mobiles for Auburn and Bangor Areas

$10,000.00

MAINESTREAM FINANCE

Maine

Homebuyer Education

$4,000.00

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION BANGOR

Maine

Bangor Y JumpStart Diversion Program

$5,000.00

MID COAST HUNGER PREVENTION PROGRAM INC

Maine

Brunswick Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

$2,500.00

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF OLD TOWN AND ORONO

Maine

Scholarship Program for After School Adventure Program

$5,000.00

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Maine

Junior Staff Program

$5,000.00

COMMUNITY FINANCIAL LITERACY

Maine

Community Financial Literacy

$2,500.00

LEARNING WORKS

Maine

Youth Building Alternatives/Mentoring

$6,500.00

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Maine

Local History, Local Schools

$2,500.00

SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING

Maine

Money Minders

$4,000.00

YOUTH ALTERNATIVES INGRAHAM

Maine

Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC)

$4,500.00

Maine Total

 

 

$51,500.00

       

CONCORD AREA TRUST FOR COMMUNITY HOUSING

New Hampshire

Home Buyer and Financial Success Center

$5,000.00

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

New Hampshire

Shelter From The Storm

$5,000.00

BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF GREATER MANCHESTER INC

New Hampshire

Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program

$3,750.00

MANCHESTER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

New Hampshire

After School Academic Achievement

$5,000.00

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

New Hampshire

YMCA START

$5,000.00

ST JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES INC

New Hampshire

Meals on Wheels Program

$5,000.00

NASHUA YOUTH COUNCIL INC

New Hampshire

School Suspension Center for 5th to 8th graders

$5,000.00

New Hampshire Total

 

 

$33,750.00

       

HISPANIC RESOURCE CENTER OF LARCHMONT MAMARONECK INC

New York

Construyendo Nuestro Futuro (Building Our Future)

$6,000.00

EL CENTRO HISPANO INC

New York

El Centro Hispano Technology Center

$6,500.00

WOMENS ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC

New York

WEDC

$5,000.00

YONKERS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION INC

New York

YPIE SAT Prep Program - Creating Equity for Yonkers Students

$15,000.00

New York Total

 

 

$32,500.00

       

VERMONT FOODBANK

Vermont

Food Purchase and Distribution to families in need.

$20,000.00

COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER

Vermont

Preventing Homelessness: The COTS Housing Resource Center (HRC)

$5,000.00

INTERVALE CENTER INC

Vermont

Intervale Center

$5,000.00

LINKING LEARNING TO LIFE INC

Vermont

College Connections

$4,000.00

SPECTRUM INC

Vermont

Spectrum of Care

$10,000.00

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

Vermont

Jennifer Lane (Bennington Habitat) - DBA Bennington Area Habitat

$10,000.00

SAMARITAN HOUSE INC

Vermont

Transitional and Supportive Housing Program

$5,000.00

JOHN W GRAHAM EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES INC

Vermont

Community Mentor Project

$4,000.00

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM AT BASIN HARBOR INCORPORATED

Vermont

Champlain Longboats

$5,000.00

SOUTHEASTERN VERMONT COMMUNITY ACTION INC

Vermont

Housing Stabilization Program

$5,000.00

DREAM PROGRAM INC

Vermont

Funding for White River Junction Village Mentoring program

$3,500.00

Vermont Total

 

 

$76,500.00

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

$600,250.00


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