February 06, 2012

People's United Community Foundation Awards $488,500 to Community Organizations for the First Quarter 2012

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation announced today that for the first quarter of 2012 it has awarded $448,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Eighty-one organizations received funding in support of their programs, which ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing projects, to education and job training programs. The funding was distributed within the Foundation’s three areas of focus, with 39 percent allocated to community development, 37 percent to youth development, and 24 percent towards affordable housing initiatives.

“Each year we are proud to see how our nonprofit partners are utilizing our grants to positively impact the lives of residents across our footprint,” stated Vincent Santilli, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation. “We look forward to seeing our grantees make significant progress as we continue our collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”

For a detailed list of organizations which People’s United Community Foundation has supported in the first quarter of 2012, 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. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places 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.

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PEOPLE'S UNITED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 1ST QUARTER GRANT RECIPIENTS

Grantee

Market

Grant Amount

ABILITY BEYOND DISABILITY INC

Connecticut

$7,000

ACTION FOR BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INC

Connecticut

$15,000

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL REHABILITATION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Connecticut

$7,500

BIG FUN EDUCATION

Connecticut

$6,500

BOYS AND GIRLS VILLAGE INC

Connecticut

$3,000

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

$7,500

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Connecticut

$2,500

CONNECTICUT BURNS CARE FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

Connecticut

$5,000

COVENANT SOUP KITCHEN INC

Connecticut

$3,000

CTE INC

Connecticut

$4,000

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE INC

Connecticut

$2,500

EASTER SEALS CONNECTICUT INC

Connecticut

$3,000

EPISCOPAL SOCIAL SERVICE OF THE DIOCESE OF CONNECTICUT INC

Connecticut

$2,500

FIDELCO GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION INC

Connecticut

$7,500

GRACE ACADEMY INC

Connecticut

$3,000

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

Connecticut

$5,000

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

Connecticut

$5,000

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

Connecticut

$2,500

HOMEFRONT INC

Connecticut

$10,000

HORIZONS AT GREENS FARMS ACADEMY

Connecticut

$10,000

JUSTICE EDUCATION CENTER INC

Connecticut

$10,000

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS ON THE GREEN

Connecticut

$2,500

MONEY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL INC

Connecticut

$2,500

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF WATERBURY INC

Connecticut

$5,000

OIC OF NEW LONDON COUNTY

Connecticut

$4,000

NEW OPPORTUNITIES INC

Connecticut

$6,000

PARTNERSHIP FOR STRONG COMMUNITIES INC

Connecticut

$12,000

SHEPHERDS INC

Connecticut

$6,000

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONNECTICUT INC

Connecticut

$3,500

THE GIRL SCOUTS IN CONNECTICUT

Connecticut

$5,000

THE MARY WADE HOME INCORPORATED

Connecticut

$7,500

WHOLESOME WAVE FOUNDATIONCHARITABLE VENTURES INC

Connecticut

$5,000

WOMEN AND FAMILY LIFE CENTER OF GUILFORD INCORPORATED

Connecticut

$2,500

CONNECTICUT TOTAL

 

$183,500

     

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YORK COUNTY

Maine

$5,000

ISLAND INSTITUTE

Maine

$7,000

JOBS FOR MAINES GRADUATES INC

Maine

$6,000

MAINE SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Maine

$3,500

PEREGRINE CORP

Maine

$3,000

THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN

Maine

$3,000

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

Maine

$10,000

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AUBURN-LEWISTON MAINE

Maine

$2,500

MAINE TOTAL

 

$40,000

     

ADVOCATES INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

BAY PATH COLLEGE

Massachusetts

$10,000

BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER INC

Massachusetts

$3,000

BOTTOM LINE INC

Massachusetts

$7,500

CHILDRENS FRIEND INC

Massachusetts

$3,500

COMMON CAPITAL INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN-BOSTON INC

Massachusetts

$3,000

GENERATIONS INCORPORATED

Massachusetts

$2,500

GENESIS CLUB HOUSE INC

Massachusetts

$10,000

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

Massachusetts

$7,500

INTERISE INC

Massachusetts

$7,500

LAWRENCE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, INC.

Massachusetts

$5,000

LAWRENCE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION FUND INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

METROPOLITAN BOSTON HOUSING PARTNERSHIP INC

Massachusetts

$7,500

REACH OUT AND READ INC

Massachusetts

$3,500

SOUTH MIDDLESEX OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

SPRINGFIELD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

STRAIGHT AHEAD MINISTRIES INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

TEACH FOR AMERICA INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

VETERAN HOMESTEAD INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

WORCESTER COMMUNITY HOUSING RESOURCES INC

Massachusetts

$5,000

MASSACHUSETTS TOTAL

 

$115,500

     

FAMILIES FIRST OF THE GREATER SEACOAST

New Hampshire

$3,000

HANNAH GRIMES CENTER

New Hampshire

$7,500

HOUSING PARTNERSHIP

New Hampshire

$7,000

MORE THAN WHEELS INC

New Hampshire

$7,000

NASHUA ADULT LEARNING CENTER INC

New Hampshire

$5,000

NEW GENERATION INC

New Hampshire

$5,000

PENACOOK COMMUNITY CENTER INC

New Hampshire

$3,000

SHARE OUTREACH INCORPORATED

New Hampshire

$5,000

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW HAMPSHIRE INC

New Hampshire

$4,000

NEW HAMPSHIRE TOTAL

 

$46,500

     

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF LONG ISLAND INC

New York

$5,000

DISABILITY FUND INC

New York

$5,000

GREYSTON FOUNDATION INC

New York

$7,500

INTERFAITH NUTRITION NETWORK

New York

$5,000

ISLAND HARVEST LTD

New York

$7,500

L I COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

New York

$5,000

PRONTO OF LONG ISLAND INC

New York

$2,500

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK INC

New York

$3,000

NEW YORK TOTAL

 

$40,500

     

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INC

Vermont

$20,000

SPECIAL OLYMPICS VERMONT

Vermont

$2,500

VERMONT TOTAL

 

$22,500

     
 

January Grand Total

$448,500

 

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