Liberty Bank Foundation Approves $263,050 in GRants

Monday, October 21, 2019

MARKETWIDE, CT— The Liberty Bank Foundation has approved $263,050 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 ALL IN! Coalition's High School Advisory Project

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $5,000 - To support the Power Hour After School Program

Bristol Early Childhood Alliance - $5,000 - To support the Parent Leadership Training Institute and People Empowering People

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford - $10,000 - To support the Meriden and Parker Memorial Family Centers

Community Renewal Team, Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Women's Empowerment Center

Futures Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Culinary and Food Service Employment Training Program

Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Teacher‐Led Troops Program

Imagine Nation - $5,000 - To support the Imagine Nation STEAM Program for preschool children

ImmaCare Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Mobile Outreach program

Institute for Community Research - $5,000 - To support the Youth Action Hub program

Journey Home - $5,000 - To support the Greater Hartford and Central Coordinated Access Networks

Sheldon Oak - $5,000 - To provide general operating support for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization work

South Park Inn, Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Services for Women and Families program

Greater New Haven     

Beat the Street Community Center, Inc. - $3,150 - To support the Beat the Street Career Explorer Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT - $5,000 - To support the New Haven Youth Mentoring Program

City Seed - $5,000 - To support the CitySeed Incubates and Sanctuary Kitchen Catering programs

Construction Workforce Initiative 2, Inc. - $5,000 - To support Construction Management Enhanced Training (CoMET)

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc. - $5,000 - To support general operating costs

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury - $5,000 - To support the YouthBuild training site project

Horizons at The Foote School - $5,000 - To support Horizons at The Foote School

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven - $30,000 (over three years) - To fund general operating costs

Workforce Alliance - $10,000 - To pilot the Secure Jobs initiative in Middlesex County, Meriden, and Wallingford 

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. - $5,000 - To fund the soup kitchen and food pantry programs

Naugatuck Valley

Young Men's Christian Association of Naugatuck - $20,000 - To replace the roof of the YMCA building


Housing Development Fund - $5,000 - To support the First‐Time Homebuyer program

Pro Bono Partnership, Inc. - $7,500 - To support free legal services for Connecticut nonprofits

Middlesex County

Close the Gap, Inc. - $2,000 - To support the Close the Gap College Preparatory Program

Middletown Public Schools - $30,000 (over three years) - To provide Wraparound Services to Support Children and Families

North End Action Team - $7,500 - To support consulting services for the creation of a strategic plan

Russell Library - $5,400 - To support the Resume and LinkedIn Profile Review Services in the Career Program

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Inc. - $5,000 - To support pantry food distribution

Greater New London

Connecticut Storytelling Center, Inc. - $5,000 - To support the Littlest Listeners Program

Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. - $7,500 - To support the case manager liaison to the Eastern Connecticut CAN

Norwich / Willimantic

University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. - $5,000 - To support Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans

Windham Area Interfaith Ministry - $5,000 - To support emergency financial assistance and basic human needs

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $12 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
Liberty Bank Foundation


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