People's United Community Foundation Awards $318K in Grants to CT Nonprofits

Thursday, November 29, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT – People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, N.A., today announced that it awarded $318,000 to Connecticut non-profits during its third grant cycle of 2018.

Funding was allocated to 55 non-profit organizations in support of activities that ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and workforce development programs. Some of the grant recipients included:

  • Connecticut Zoological Society (dba Beardsley Zoo)
  • Family Centers
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Family Centers
  • International Hartford
  • Susan B. Anthony Project
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • City Seed
  • Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities (ECHO)
  • The Cornerstone Foundation

“We are proud to partner with a number of non-profit organizations that are creating positive change for individuals and strengthening our communities,” said Karen Galbo, Executive Director of the Foundation.

In total, People’s United Community Foundation awarded $875,500 during its third grant cycle of 2018 to 171 organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The grants were disseminated in alignment with the foundations’ three areas of focus, including 43 percent to community and economic development, 37 percent to youth development, and 20 percent to affordable housing initiatives.

For a detailed list of organizations that People’s United Community Foundation supported during the third grant cycle of 2018, visit www.pucf.org.

About People’s United Community Foundation
People’s United Community Foundation helps support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People's United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with approximately $45 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

People's United Community Foundation: 3rd Grant Cycle of 2018 - Connecticut Grants Awarded

Grantee

City

County

Grant Amount

Connecticut Zoological Society

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$10,000

Nourish Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$8,500

Housatonic Community College Foundation

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$8,500

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$8,000

Hall Neighborhood House

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$7,500

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$7,500

Supportive Housing Works

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$6,000

Caroline House

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$5,500

Burroughs Community Center

Bridgeport

Fairfield County

$4,000

Kids in Crisis

Cos Cob

Fairfield County

$7,000

Shepherds

Darien

Fairfield County

$5,000

Family Centers

Greenwich

Fairfield County

$5,000

Norwalk Education Foundation

Norwalk

Fairfield County

$4,000

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way

Norwalk

Fairfield County

$4,000

Family & Children's Agency

Norwalk

Fairfield County

$3,000

Higher Education Literacy Professionals

Norwalk

Fairfield County

$2,500

Food Rescue Us

Norwalk

Fairfield County

$2,500

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley

Shelton

Fairfield County

$2,500

Women's Business Development Council

Stamford

Fairfield County

$8,000

Building One Community

Stamford

Fairfield County

$5,000

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Stamford

Fairfield County

$2,500

Young Mens Christian Association of Stamford

Stamford

Fairfield County

$2,500

Sterling House Community Center

Stratford

Fairfield County

$5,000

The Kennedy Center

Trumbull

Fairfield County

$25,000

Capital Workforce Partners

Hartford

Hartford County

$10,000

Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance

Hartford

Hartford County

$10,000

Billings Forge Community Works

Hartford

Hartford County

$8,500

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity

Hartford

Hartford County

$6,000

Connecticut Invention Convention

Hartford

Hartford County

$5,000

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Inc.

Hartford

Hartford County

$5,000

OPERATION FUEL INC

Hartford

Hartford County

$4,500

Hartford Food System

Hartford

Hartford County

$4,000

Connecticut Institute for the Blind

Hartford

Hartford County

$3,500

International Hartford

Hartford

Hartford County

$3,000

Manchester Area Conference of Churches

Manchester

Hartford County

$4,000

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention

New Britain

Hartford County

$2,500

The Childrens Museum

West Hartford

Hartford County

$3,500

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

West Hartford

Hartford County

$2,500

Susan B. Anthony Project

Torrington

Litchfield County

$5,000

Adelbrook

Cromwell

Middlesex County

$4,000

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

New Haven

New Haven County

$25,000

New Reach

New Haven

New Haven County

$8,000

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven

New Haven

New Haven County

$7,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

New Haven

New Haven County

$7,000

Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven

New Haven County

$4,000

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)

New Haven

New Haven County

$3,500

City Seed Inc

New Haven

New Haven County

$2,500

FISH of Greater New Haven

New Haven

New Haven County

$2,500

The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund

New Haven

New Haven County

$2,500

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

New Haven

New Haven County

$2,500

Waterbury Youth Services

Waterbury

New Haven County

$2,500

Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities  (ECHO)

New London

New London County

$10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT

New London

New London County

$5,000

United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut

Quaker Hill

New London County

$3,500

The Cornerstone Foundation

Vernon/Rockville

Tolland County

$2,500

Total Grants Awarded

$318,000

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Contacts:

Karen Galbo

Executive Director
People's United Community Foundation
203-338-6113
karen.galbo@peoples.com

Lia Martino
Community Programs Specialist
People’s United Community Foundation
People’s United Bank
203- 338-6112

Websites: www.peoples.com | www.pucf.org

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