Liberty Bank Foundation Approves $241,500 in Grants

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

CONNECTICUT -- The Liberty Bank Foundation has approved $241,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving Liberty Bank’s market area and surrounding towns to support programs that will provide early childhood education, affordable housing, and basic human needs. The following organizations received grants:

Hartford County

  • Achieve Hartford $5,000 To support the Nearlies Action Team
  • Building Hope Together $5,000 To support rapid rehousing in New Britain
  • Ebony Horsewomen $5,000 To support the Equine/Animal Growth and Learning program
  • Farm to Family $2,500 To support the weekend backpack program in West Hartford
  • House of Bread $2,500 To support the Career Pathways program
  • LISA $2,500 To support the Work In Progress program
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central CT $3,000 To support the Parenting for Academic Success program
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain $5,000 To support a real estate developer position
  • Pro Bono Partnership $7,500 To provide free legal services to qualified nonprofits
  • University of St. Joseph $4,000 To support the Developing Leaders, Inspiring Learners program
  • Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative $5,000 To hire a consultant to develop an intergenerational family resource center
  • Wilson Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center $3,500 To support homebuyer education


  • Early Childhood Funders Collaborative $15,000 To partner with state government for a coordinated system of care and education for young children

Middlesex County

  • Business Industry Foundation of Middlesex County $4,950 To support the Hal Kaplan Mentor program
  • Gilead Community Services $5,000 To provide temporary emergency housing to mentally ill individuals in crisis
  • Literacy Volunteers of Valley Shore CT $3,650 To support the Workplace Literacy program
  • Russell Library $5,400 To support the Career Services program
  • St. Vincent De Paul Middletown $18,000 (over three years) To support meals and community assistance programs

New Haven County

  • Agency on Aging of South Central CT $5,000 To support Experience Corps, an intergenerational literacy program
  • Big Brothers Big Sister of Southwestern CT $5,000 To support the Youth Mentoring Youth program
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury $4,500 To support the My Future STEM/Technology program
  • Catholic Charities archdiocese of Hartford $5,000 To support the Meriden Family Center’s school readiness programs
  • City of Meriden Health & Human Services $5,000 To support a warming center for unsheltered homeless individuals
  • Community Soup Kitchen $15,000 (over three years) To purchase food
  • Girl Scouts of CT 5,000 To support STEM programming in Waterbury
  • Music Haven $5,000 To support the Academic Success program
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven $5,000 To support general operations
  • Valley United Way $5,000 To support the Grow Your Own Neighborhood Garden program
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History $7,500 To support EVOLUTIONS, a science and college prep program

New London County

  • Collaborative for Colchester’s Children $3,000 To support PEP programming
  • CT Storytelling Center $4,000 To support the Littlest Listeners program
  • Covenant Shelter of New London $5,000 To support general operations
  • Eastern CT Housing Opportunities $7,500 To support rehabilitation of one affordable home
  • FRESH $5,000 To support the Youth Leadership program
  • Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center $5,000 To purchase fresh, healthy food for food insecure residents
  • New London County Fund to End Homelessness $15,000 (over three years) To support shelter diversion and rapid rehousing services
  • Ocean Community YMCA $5,000 To support Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School’s Expanded Learning Time program
  • Riverfront Children’s Center $5,000 To support literacy programming for children
  • STEPS $3,000 To support school programming for adolescent girls in New London, Groton and Norwich
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action $7,500 To fund a case manager to liaise with the Southeastern Coordinated Access Network

Windham County

  • CLICK $3,000 To support operation of a commercially licensed kitchen
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry $4,000 To support the Unmet Needs Fund

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $11 million in grants to nonprofit organizations within Liberty Bank’s market area. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing in three areas: education to promote economic success for children and families; affordable housing; and nonprofit capacity building. Along with its grant‐making, the foundation strives to foster the convening and collaboration of nonprofits, funders, business, and government to address community issues.



Sue Murphy
Libertyt Bank Foundation


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