STAMFORD, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced today that they have invested $635,000 into early childhood, afterschool and educational enrichment programs in greater Danbury, greater New Milford and Stamford. All grant dollars are tied to program support for families living within the ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income threshold (see household budget below). The grant funding period for these allocations is January 2017- June 2018.
TORRINGTON, CT -- On Wednesday, November 30, representatives of the Miles for Moe Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to Camp MOE to support camperships and camp needs.
Catholic Charities’ Parker Memorial Family Center’s Fatherhood initiative, which has been working to support fathers in Hartford’s North End, has just received a $10,000 grant from the Black Giving Circle Fund to provide fathers with the education and supports they need to build strong social-emotional connections with their children in order to ensure that their children are reaching literacy proficiency.
HARTFORD, CT -- More than 10,000 school-age youth in Greater Hartford are expected to participate in summer learning programs thanks to $790,000 in grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The grants have been awarded to support 57 programs, operated by 43 agencies, including 35 campership (reduced fees), nine tutorial, nine counselor-in-training, and four enrichment programs.
NORTHWEST CT -- Representatives of the Southside Café’s George Mazzaferro Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut presented a check for $1,500 to Jay Cohen, executive director of YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea, and Fran Marchand, executive director, YMCA Camp Mohawk to support camperships.
DANBURY, CT -- Danbury Youth Services has receives a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for their Out-of-School Positive Youth Development program.