STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank Foundation recently distributed a total of $28,000 in grants to five nonprofits in Greenwich for innovative programs promoting literacy, human services, emergency shelter, and counseling and nutrition for individuals and families in Greenwich. Of the $28,000, $2,500 was a CommunityFirst Grant, awarded to the YWCA for its Emergency Shelter Program. This grant, along with the others, supports the Foundation's commitment to nonprofit organizations that encourage community and economic development, or assist children and families of lower Fairfield County.
“We believe these causes play a vital role in learning and enriching our communities,” said Rey Giallongo, president of the First County Bank Foundation and chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “The First County Bank Foundation is proud to support these organizations that have demonstrated leadership, creativity and innovation in helping the people of Greenwich.”
Since its inception in 2001, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded over 760 individual grants, worth $5.8 million.
The following Greenwich-based nonprofits received First County Bank Foundation grants:
Organization/Grant Amount/ Cause
Greenwich Alliance for Education
Going Places with Books, a bilingual early literacy program targeting preschoolers delivered via its Storymobile RV
Jewish Family Services of Greenwich
Supermarketing for Seniors, a grocery shopping and case management program for elderly Greenwich residents who want to remain in their own homes but need help to shop
Kids in Crisis
Safe Haven for Kids Shelter program provides emergency residential shelter for children from birth to 17 years old
Grant money is being used for Greenwich-based programs.