CHEFA Awards $75,000 to United Community and Family Services to Support Medical Equipment at New Griswold Health Center

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

GRISWOLD, CT -- A new United Community and Family Services (UCFS) Griswold Health Center became a reality on July 16, 2018. Residents of Griswold and surrounding communities now have a state-of–the-art facility that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Thanks to a $75,000 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant award made in May 2018, examination rooms will have much needed equipment to serve the patients. The new building, located at 226 East Main Street in Griswold, was the site for an official grand opening on July 9th with local officials, funders, board members and staff in attendance. In addition, Congressman Joe Courtney addressed the attendees.

Grant Program Manager, Betty Sugerman Weintraub toured the facility along with other grant funders. "On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are pleased to make this important capital project grant to UCFS."

This beautiful new facility will provide much needed health services to local residents. CHEFA fills a unique philanthropic role in that we are one of the few funders that provide capital and program grants to educational, healthcare, childcare, and cultural institutions throughout the state” remarked Ms. Weintraub.

In total, at the May 2018 CHEFA Board meeting, $1,048,238 was awarded to nineteen nonprofit organizations representing six counties throughout the state of Connecticut.

Photo: From left to right in the photo are: Pam Kinder, UCFS; Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA; Heidi Simmons, UCFS.



Betty Sugerman Weintraub
Grant Program Manager
Connecticut Health and Educational  Facilities


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