People's United Community Foundation Awards $403K in Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits

Friday, November 15, 2019

BRIDGEPORT, CT – In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, People’s United Community Foundation (PUCF), the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, N.A., is proud to recognize its most recent grant recipients in Connecticut.

During its third and final grant cycle of 2019, People’s United Community Foundation awarded $403,000 to more than 60 nonprofit organizations in Connecticut that are having a positive impact on the communities we serve.

“National Philanthropy Day provides a special opportunity to recognize the role of philanthropic efforts and to honor the many individuals and organizations that are making a difference in our local communities,” said Karen Galbo, Executive Director of PUCF. “We thank all of our community partners—businesses, nonprofits, and volunteers—for their ongoing commitment and contributions.”

Funding was allocated to 63 non-profit organizations in Connecticut for programs and services that range from efforts to end homelessness, services for victims and families of domestic violence, creating and increasing opportunities for students to pursue higher education and gain access to job training, in addition to increasing food security and supporting small business initiatives.

In total, during this final 2019 grant cycle, $1,002,500 was awarded to 183 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 40 percent to community and economic development, 38 percent to youth development and 22 percent to affordable housing initiatives.

For a detailed list of organizations that People’s United Community Foundation supported during the final  grant cycle of 2019, refer to our list of most recent grant recipients.

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 $52 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.

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Contact:

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

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