May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

PEOPLE’S UNITED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $585,176 TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2011

BRIDGEPORT, CT –
The People’s United Community Foundation announced today that it has awarded $585,176 in grants to nonprofit organizations in its service area for the second quarter of 2011. A total of 70 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.

“We are proud to support the many well-deserving nonprofit organizations throughout our footprint,” said Hank Mandel, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation. “Our nonprofit partners are doing great work in adapting to the changing needs of our communities and addressing the challenges that individuals, families and businesses are facing today. People’s United Community Foundation is pleased to join our community partners in their collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life in our communities.”
For a detailed list of all the organizations which People’s United Community Foundation has supported in the second quarter of 2011, please refer to the charts 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

GRANTS AWARDED - APRIL 2011

 ORGANIZATION GRANT PURPOSE MARKET GRANT AMOUNT
United Way Annual Contribution CT, NY, MA, ME, NH, VT $167,176
    REGIONAL TOTAL $167,176
ACHIEVEMENT FIRST INC Achievement First Bridgeport Academy General Operations and Grade-Level Expansion Bridgeport $9,000
BUSINESS INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF THE BRIDGEPORT ECONOMIC REGION INC City of Bridgeport, Board of Education / BRBC: A Partnership for Improved Financial Accountability and Transparency Bridgeport $10,000
CONNECTICUT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY INC Conservation Discovery Corp - College Prep Leadership Program Bridgeport $10,000
JA WORLDWIDE Junior Achievement Bridgeport $5,000
MERCY LEARNING CENTER OF BRIDGEPORT INCORPORATED Adult Basic Education Bridgeport $5,000
MOUNT AERY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Entrepreneur Education Program Bridgeport $2,500
STERLING HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER Smart Buddies Peer Tutoring Program Bridgeport $5,000
THE CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER INC Strategic Intervention for High Risk Youth/CASASTART (SIHRY/CASASTART) Bridgeport $10,000
TODAYS STUDENTS TOMORROWS TEACHERS TSTT Bridgeport School District Program Bridgeport $10,000
WAKEMAN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION INC Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse After School Program Bridgeport $5,000
    BRIDGEPORT TOTAL $71,500
DANBURY YOUTH SERVICES INC One-On-One Mentoring Program Grtr. Fairfield County $5,000
EASTON SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER INC EASTON TOWN HALL Establishing a Low Vision Center Grtr. Fairfield County $5,000
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND INC Affordable Housing Counseling Program in Bridgeport, CT and/or Establishment of New Office & Operations in Westchester County NY Grtr. Fairfield County $15,000
INTERFAITH HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF WESTPORT AND WESTON INC Saugatuck Apartments Grtr. Fairfield County $5,000
ITNCOASTALCT INC Building Capacity Through Volunteers Grtr. Fairfield County $2,500
MALTA HOUSE INC Malta House Grtr. Fairfield County $5,000
NEW NEIGHBORHOODS INC New Neighborhoods, Inc. Affordable Housing Development & Preservation Grtr. Fairfield County $7,500
PERSON TO PERSON INC Emergency Assistance Program Grtr. Fairfield County $6,000
REACH PREP INC REACH Prep Grtr. Fairfield County $2,500
ST. LUKES COMMUNITY SERVICES INC Jumpstart Education and Employment Program Grtr. Fairfield County $10,000
THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC Center for Nonprofit Excellence Grtr. Fairfield County $5,000
    GRTR. FAIRFIELD COUNTY TOTAL $68,500
ACHIEVE HARTFORD INC Accountability, Awareness and Engagement in Sustaining Long Term Education Reform in the Hartford Public Schools. Hartford $5,000
ARTISTS COLLECTIVE INCORPORATED Artists Collective Summer Youth Employment Learning and Training Program Hartford $7,500
CONNECTICUT COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS INC The HEARTH Academy at the Annual Training Institute Hartford $2,500
CONNECTICUT HOUSING COALITION INC Community Developers Network Hartford $3,500
CONNECTICUT YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROJECT INC Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities Hartford $3,500
CONNECTIKIDS INC ConnectiKids Tutoring/Mentoring Program Hartford $5,000
HARTFORD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Statewide Expansion of HEDCo-GHBDC Hartford $5,000
JA WORLDWIDE Junior Achievement Hartford $5,000
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICE OF NEW BRITAIN INC Sustainable Greening in Affordable Rehab Rental Housing Hartford $5,000
REBUILDING TOGETHER NEW BRITAIN INC Rebuilding Together New Britain's Year Round Program Hartford $5,000
VETERANS SUPPORT FOUNDATION Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Veterans Hartford $3,000
    HARTFORD TOTAL $50,000
EASTERN MAINE CHILDRENS MUSEUM Fit for Fun Maine $5,000
FAIR TIDE INC Rental Assistance Program Maine $5,000
GENESIS FUND The Genesis Community Loan Fund Technical Assistance Maine $7,000
GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE LabVenture!: Building Science Literacy in Maine Students Maine $15,000
THE FOUNDATION FOR MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGES Accelerate ME (AME): accelerated degree-completion program for economically disadvantaged Mainers with some college credit. Maine $10,000
    MAINE TOTAL $42,000
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS Springfield Reading Success by Fourth Grade Initiative Massachusetts $10,000
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC Carter Way, Bedford Massachusetts $5,000
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY METROWEST - GREATER WORCESTER INC Worcester Habitat Home Build Massachusetts $5,000
JA WORLDWIDE Junior Achievement Massachusetts $5,000
LAWRENCE COMMUNITY WORKS INC Lawrence Saves Massachusetts $5,000
OPEN PANTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE INC Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen Massachusetts $5,000
THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC Door to Door Delivery Program Massachusetts $5,000
VALLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Affordable Housing Development Massachusetts $5,000
WORCESTER STATE FOUNDATION INC Latinos Involved in Discovering Educational Resources (LIDER) Massachusetts $5,000
YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF WORCESTER Integrated Education Initiative - Minority Achievers Program Massachusetts $5,000
    MASSACHUSETTS TOTAL $55,000
EASTER SEALS NEW HAMPSHIRE INC Jolicoeur School Extra-curricular Programming New Hampshire $5,000
FRIENDS PROGRAM INC Friends Youth Mentoring Program New Hampshire $5,000
GRANITE STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING Housing Program New Hampshire $5,000
JUMPSTART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MoneySmarts Teacher Conference New Hampshire $4,000
NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND Resident Energy Advocates New Hampshire $7,500
TASK FORCE ON FAMILY VIOLENCE Immediate emergency shelter accommodations for victims of domestic abuse and their children. New Hampshire $2,500
WINDY ROW LEARNING CENTER Tutoring Program for Dyslexic Children New Hampshire $5,000
    NEW HAMPSHIRE TOTAL $34,000
Community Action Agency of New Haven Manage Your Future New Haven $5,000
CONCEPTS FOR ADAPTIVE LEARNING INC Technology Cascade & Training New Haven $3,500
GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY LOAN FUND INC General Operating Support New Haven $7,500
NAUGATUCK VALLEY PROJECT INC NVP Brookside Energy/Environmental Services and Jobs Project. New Haven $5,000
NEWHALLVILLE HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT CORP. NJT) Newhallville Housing & Development New Haven $5,000
ST MARTIN DE PORRES ACADEMY INC Graduate Support Program New Haven $5,000
THE CHILDRENS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS OF CONNECTICUT INC Youth Community Development Program New Haven $5,000
VETERANS SUPPORT FOUNDATION Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Veterans New Haven $4,000
    NEW HAVEN TOTAL $40,000
AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS HOUSING INC TALVHI Housing for Homeless Veterans Project Norwich $7,000
CATHOLIC CHARITIES INC Emergency Basic Needs and Case Management Program Norwich $5,000
EASTERN CONNECTICUT HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES INC American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) Norwich $7,500
MADONNA PLACE INC Madonna Place Fatherhood Initiative Program Norwich $5,000
WOMENS CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT INC Phoenix House Transitional Living Program (PHTLP) Norwich $2,500
    NORWICH TOTAL $27,000
GLOBAL CAMPUSES FOUNDATION Global Campus Shiremont Vermont $2,500
GREEN MOUNTAIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Passive House Partnership Project Vermont $5,000
OUR PLACE DROP-IN CENTER Building Community and Improving Nutrition through a Partnship between Our Place Drop-In Center and Windham County Farmers Vermont $2,500
VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN INC Vocational Training for Women Under Correctional Supervision Vermont $5,000
    VERMONT TOTAL $15,000
COMMUNITY HOUSING INNOVATIONS INC Affordable Homeownership Education & Grant Program Westchester $10,000
JA WORLDWIDE Junior Achievement Westchester $5,000
    WESTCHESTER TOTAL $15,000
       
    GRAND TOTAL $585,176

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