People's United Community Foundation Awards $870,220 to Community Organizations in the Northeast

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank (NASDAQ: PBCT), announced today that it awarded $870,220 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

One hundred forty-one organizations received funding in support of activities that ranged from education programs and basic needs services to workforce development programs and affordable housing. The funding was distributed within the foundation’s three areas of focus, with 35 percent allocated to community development, 30 percent to youth development, and 16 percent to affordable housing initiatives. The People’s United Community Foundation also contributed 19 percent of its funding to local United Way organizations across its footprint through the People’s United Bank employee match campaign.

Recipients included FSW Inc. and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Connecticut, Yonkers Partners in Education and Long Island Cares in New York, Nativity School of Worcester and Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership in Massachusetts, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity and Committee on Temporary Shelter in Vermont, YMCA of Greater Manchester and Nashua Adult Learning Center in New Hampshire, and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor in Maine.

“People’s United Community Foundation continues to support the many nonprofit organizations that are working hard to respond to the needs of individuals and families throughout our communities,” said Vincent Santilli, Executive Director of the foundation. “We are pleased with how our philanthropic dollars are aiding their success.”

For a detailed list of organizations that People’s United Community Foundation supported during the first grant cycle of 2014, please refer to the chart provided or visit www.pucf.org.

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help 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, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing.

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PEOPLE'S UNITED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Grants Awarded - 1st Grant Cycle of 2014

ORGANIZATION NAME

GRANT AMOUNT

CITY

STATE

Southern CT

 

 

 

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL REHABILITATION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

$7,500

Bridgeport

CT

BRIDGE ACADEMY

$5,000

Bridgeport

CT

CARDINAL SHEHAN CENTER INC

$7,500

Bridgeport

CT

FSW INC CT

$20,000

Bridgeport

CT

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COASTAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY INC

$8,000

Bridgeport

CT

MCGIVNEY COMMUNITY CENTER INC

$5,000

Bridgeport

CT

MORRYS CAMP INC

$3,000

Bridgeport

CT

P T BARNUM FOUNDATION INC

$50,000

Bridgeport

CT

CAREER RESOURCES INC

$5,000

Bridgeport

CT

HOUSATONIC HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

$2,500

Danbury

CT

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION INC

$7,000

Danbury

CT

OPERATION HOPE OF FAIRFIELD INC

$7,000

Fairfield

CT

HORIZONS AT GREENS FARMS ACADEMY

$6,000

Greens Farms

CT

HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL INC

$2,500

Norwalk

CT

OPEN DOOR SHELTER INC

$3,000

Norwalk

CT

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS CENTER

$3,000

Stamford

CT

HOMEFRONT INC

$10,000

Stamford

CT

SAINT JOSEPH PARENTING CENTER

$4,000

Stamford

CT

STAMFORD PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

$3,000

Stamford

CT

WOMENS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INC

$6,500

Stamford

CT

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF STAMFORD

$2,500

Stamford

CT

COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOUNDATION INC

$7,000

Trumbull

CT

Southern CT Total

$175,000

 

 

Northern CT

 

 

 

GIFTS OF LOVE INC

$4,000

Avon

CT

FIDELCO GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION INC

$7,500

Bloomfield

CT

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

$2,500

Cromwell

CT

FURNITURE BANK OF SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT INC

$2,500

Gales Ferry

CT

WOMEN AND FAMILY LIFE CENTER OF GUILFORD INCORPORATED

$2,500

Guilford

CT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONNECTICUT INC

$3,000

Hamden

CT

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN HARTFORD INC

$3,500

Harftord

CT

CATHOLIC CHARITIES INC ARCHDIOCESE

$2,500

Hartford

CT

COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM INC

$3,500

Hartford

CT

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES INC

$5,000

Hartford

CT

HARTFORD YOUTH SCHOLARS FOUNDATION INC

$4,000

Hartford

CT

JUBILEE HOUSE INC

$3,000

Hartford

CT

LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION

$12,000

Hartford

CT

MY SISTERS PLACE INC

$7,000

Hartford

CT

OUR PIECE OF THE PIE INC

$8,000

Hartford

CT

PARTNERSHIP FOR STRONG COMMUNITIES INC

$10,000

Hartford

CT

THE GIRL SCOUTS IN CONNECTICUT

$3,000

Hartford

CT

GRACE ACADEMY INC

$3,000

Hartford

CT

BIG FUN EDUCATION

$6,500

Madison

CT

REACH OUT AND READ INC

$3,000

Madison

CT

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT INC

$5,000

New Britain

CT

PRUDENCE CRANDALL CENTER INC

$4,000

New Britain

CT

YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION NEW BRITAIN

$3,000

New Britain

CT

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ACTION INC

$2,500

New Haven

CT

FELLOWSHIP PLACE INC

$3,000

New Haven

CT

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF MIDDLESEX

$5,000

New Haven

CT

LITERACY COUNCIL OF GREATER NEW HAVEN INC

$5,000

New Haven

CT

NEW HAVEN HOME RECOVERY INC

$8,000

New Haven

CT

THE MARY WADE HOME INCORPORATED

$3,000

New Haven

CT

THE NEW HAVEN READS COMMUNITY BOOK BANK INC

$3,000

New Haven

CT

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF SPRINGFIELD MASS INC

$6,500

New Haven

CT

TORRINGTON CHAPTER OF FISH INC

$2,500

Torrington

CT

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

$5,000

West Hartford

CT

Northern CT Total

$151,500

 

 

Massachusetts

 

 

 

READER TO READER INC

$2,500

Amherst

MA

NATL FOUNDATION FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO HANDICAPPED

$2,500

Babson Park

MA

ASIAN AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION INC

$2,500

Boston

MA

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN-BOSTON INC

$3,000

Boston

MA

GENERATIONS INCORPORATED

$3,000

Boston

MA

JUMPSTART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN INC

$4,000

Boston

MA

METROPOLITAN BOSTON HOUSING PARTNERSHIP INC

$7,500

Boston

MA

SAINT FRANCIS HOUSE INC

$2,500

Boston

MA

TWIN CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

$5,000

Fitchburg

MA

COMMUNITY ADOLESCENT RESOURCES AND EDUCATION CENTER INC

$2,500

Holyoke

MA

BOTTOM LINE INC

$5,000

Jamaica Plain

MA

LAWRENCE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, INC.

$5,000

Lawrence

MA

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

$8,000

Lawrence

MA

MERRIMACK VALLEY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP INC

$5,000

Lowell

MA

UNITED TEEN EQUALITY CENTER

$4,000

Lowell

MA

BETTER HOMES INC

$3,000

Springfield

MA

BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF HAMPDEN COUNTY INC

$2,500

Springfield

MA

HAP INC

$5,000

Springfield

MA

SPRINGFIELD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INC

$5,000

Springfield

MA

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

$2,500

Springfield

MA

COMMUNITY FARMS OUTREACH

$3,000

Waltham

MA

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

$2,500

Waltham

MA

WALTHAM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INC

$2,500

Waltham

MA

CHILDRENS FRIEND INC

$3,500

Worcester

MA

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY METROWEST - GREATER WORCESTER INC

$4,000

Worcester

MA

JEREMIAHS HOSPICE INC

$2,500

Worcester

MA

JEWISH FEDERATION OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS INC

$3,000

Worcester

MA

NATIVITY SCHOOL OF WORCESTER INC

$10,000

Worcester

MA

WORCESTER COMMON GROUND INC

$2,500

Worcester

MA

WORCESTER COMMUNITY HOUSING RESOURCES INC

$4,000

Worcester

MA

Massachusetts Total

$117,500

 

 

Maine

 

 

 

JOBS FOR MAINES GRADUATES INC

$4,000

Augusta

ME

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - BANGOR MAINE

$4,500

Bangor

ME

BON APETIT-COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM

$2,500

Biddeford

ME

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BATH BRUNSWICK

$2,500

Brunswick

ME

LEARNING WORKS

$3,500

Portland

ME

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MID-MAINE

$2,500

Rockland

ME

ISLAND INSTITUTE

$5,000

Rockland

ME

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION CORP

$2,500

Sanford

ME

Maine Total

$27,000

 

 

New Hampshire

 

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER CONCORD

$2,500

Concord

NH

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND

$5,000

Concord

NH

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

$3,000

Jaffrey

NH

BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF GREATER MANCHESTER INC

$2,500

Manchester

NH

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NEW HA MPSHIRE

$7,500

Manchester

NH

MORE THAN WHEELS INC

$6,000

Manchester

NH

YMCA OF GREATER MANCHESTER

$5,000

Manchester

NH

ST JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES INC

$5,000

Merrimack

NH

SHARE OUTREACH INCORPORATED

$5,000

Milford

NH

NASHUA ADULT LEARNING CENTER INC

$4,000

Nashua

NH

NASHUA YOUTH COUNCIL INC

$2,500

Nashua

NH

THE FRONT DOOR AGENCY INC

$3,000

Nashua

NH

SEACOAST FAMILY FOOD PANTRY

$3,500

Portsmouth

NH

WINDY ROW LEARNING CENTER

$2,500

West Peterborough

NH

New Hampshire Total

$57,000

 

 

New York

 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF LONG ISLAND INC

$5,000

Centereach

NY

LONG ISLAND CARES INC

$5,000

Hauppauge

NY

HISPANIC RESOURCE CENTER OF LARCHMONT MAMARONECK INC

$5,000

Mamaroneck

NY

ISLAND HARVEST LTD

$7,500

Mineola

NY

MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAMS & SERVICES OF ROCKLAND INC

$4,000

Nanuet

NY

FIVER CHILDRENS FOUNDATION INC

$2,500

New York

NY

MADISON SQUARE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INC

$3,000

New York

NY

WORKING IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION

$2,500

New York

NY

YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

$3,500

New York

NY

SAFE HARBORS OF THE HUDSON INC

$3,000

Newburgh

NY

CARITAS OF PORT CHESTER INC

$2,500

Port Chester

NY

PORT WASHINGTON PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

$3,000

Port Washington

NY

WOMENS ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC

$5,000

Scarsdale

NY

VNA HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC

$4,500

Tarrytown

NY

CARDINAL MCCLOSKEY SCHOOL & HOME FOR CHILDREN INC

$2,500

Valhalla

NY

CAREERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES INC

$2,500

Valhalla

NY

GREYSTON FOUNDATION INC

$7,500

Yonkers

NY

YONKERS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION INC

$12,500

Yonkers

NY

New York Total

$81,000

 

 

Vermont

 

 

 

CENTRAL VT ADULT BASIC EDUCATION IN

$2,500

Barre

VT

VERMONT FOODBANK

$20,000

Barre

VT

BRATTLEBORO AREA DROP IN CENTER INC

$2,500

Brattleboro

VT

MORNINGSIDE HOUSE INC

$2,500

Brattleboro

VT

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INC

$12,000

Burlington

VT

COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER

$10,000

Burlington

VT

KING STREET CENTER INC

$10,000

Burlington

VT

LINKING LEARNING TO LIFE INC

$5,000

Burlington

VT

MERCY CONNECTIONS INC

$2,500

Burlington

VT

SPECTRUM INC

$10,000

Burlington

VT

CHAMPLAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES INC

$2,500

Colchester

VT

THE MENTOR CONNECTOR

$3,500

Rutland

VT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS VERMONT

$2,500

South Burlington

VT

SAMARITAN HOUSE INC

$7,500

St. Albans

VT

JOHN W GRAHAM EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES INC

$3,000

Vergennes

VT

Vermont Total

$96,000

 

 

UNITED WAY

 

 

 

UNITED WAY OF COASTAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY INC

$165,220

CT, NY, MA, VT, NH, ME

Total Grants Awarded

$870,220

 

 

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Contact:

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

Website: www.pucf.org

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