$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Draper Foundation Fund and Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund and through gifts from community members, have awarded 52 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents grants totaling $60,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities – food, warm clothing and shelter.

“This is the time of year when a few extra dollars is really meaningful and to have these funds to help our clients through a time of year that can be difficult for many is very much appreciated,” said Sally Irwin of Litchfield Hills Chore Service.

The following nonprofits received critical needs grants:

Batcheller Early Education Center

Canaan Child Care Center

Caring For Bethlehem

Catholic Charities, Inc.

Chore Service, Inc

Church of Christ Congregational (UCC)

Community Food Bank

Community Kitchen of Torrington (Torrington Soup Kitchen)

Connecticut Food Bank

Cornwall Food and Fuel Fund


Falls Village Senior Center

Family & Children's Aid

FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern CT

Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.

Goshen Community Care and Hospice

Goshen Good Neighbor Fund, Inc.

Hands of Grace

Helping Hands Chore Service, Inc.

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau

Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills

Kent Social Services

Litchfield Community Center

Litchfield Hills Chore Service, Inc.

Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program

McCall Center for Behavioral Health

North Canaan Social Services

Northwest Hills Council of Governments Fuel Bank

Operation Overflow

Prime Time House

Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.

The Salvation Army - Torrington

The Salvation Army – Winsted

Sharon Community Foundation

Sharon Community Foundation Food Bank

Sharon Day Care Center

Sullivan Senior Center

Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.

Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau

Town of Canaan (Falls Village) Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund

Town of Colebrook

Town of Litchfield Social Services

Town of Warren Good Neighbor Fund (Social Services)

United Church of Christ Congregational, Cornwall

Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut

VNA Northwest, Inc.

Warm the Children

Winchester Center Congregational Church

Winchester Youth Service Bureau

Winsted Area Child Care Center, Inc.

Winsted United Methodist Church (Marilyn's Pantry)

Women's Support Services

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to almost $102 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled $4 million.



Nicole Carlson Easley
Communications Director
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Christina Tranquillo
Program and Communications Associate
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation

Website: www.northwestcf.org

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