First County Bank’s Steve Ferguson, assistant vice president, Business Banking and Karen Kelly, senior vice president, chief digital officer and vice president of First County Bank Foundation present a grant for $3,000 to Carole Schwartz, manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Juanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield Community Foundation, with Dave Metzgar, senior vice president, First County Bank Advisors, the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank. (contributed photo)
STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded 17 Norwalk-based nonprofit groups a total of $96,500 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.2 million since its inception in 2001.
“It’s exciting to be part of an organization which works together with local nonprofits to ensure basic needs are met,” said Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., president of First County Bank Foundation. “First County Bank Foundation is proud to support these community-based organizations which provide essential services such as food, shelter and educational programs which improve the lives of people in the communities they serve.”
Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County
Outpatient Children's Clinic-deliver therapeutic interventions and evidence based treatments for children struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges.
The Courage to Speak Foundation
Courageous Parenting 101- a drug prevention education program for parents.
ElderHouse Adult Day Program--nonprofit day center for seniors
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, which builds the capacity of local nonprofits by improving nonprofit leadership, increasing knowledge and implementation of best practices, improving technology and increasing collaboration.
Family & Children's Agency, Inc.
Parents as Teachers: home visiting program to ensure children entering K are safe, healthy and ready to learn. Nurturing Families Network: Long term programs designed to serve at-risk parents prenatally thru 5. Includes the following services: Nurturing Home Visits, Nurturing Groups, Nurturing Connections, Fatherhood Initiative, Minding the Baby, Maternal Outreach and Mentoring Services
George Washington Carver Foundation of Norwalk
After school program.
Human Services Council
Norwalk Mentor Program which encourages social, academic and mental growth of Norwalk's youth through one on one mentoring relationships which pairs caring adults with students going through a difficult period or facing new challenges.
Keystone House, Inc.
"Home Sweet Home" program which is designed to assist adults with serious mental illness or a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder with financial support needed for their own apartment or Keystone residence.
Liberation Programs, Inc.
Assist the Families in Recovery Program which provides life-saving treatment to women who have no other resources. This inpatient treatment program offers treatment for pregnant women and parenting women that suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.
Norwalk Community College Foundation
ESL Bridge to Credit Program
Healthier Norwalk Kids, formerly known as Project LEAN, aims to improve the overall health of Norwalk students by teaching them lifelong habits of eating well and exercising. Participating schools: Elementary: Jefferson, Kendall, Silvermine, Tracey, Brookside, Marvin; Middle Schools: Nathan Hale, Ponus, Roton, West Rocks; High Schools: Brian McMahon, Briggs & Norwalk High
Norwalk Mayor's Student Engineering and Sciences Program
Provide 7th & 8th graders in the Norwalk Public Schools with the opportunity to benefit from an educational enrichment program that includes hands on exposure to the field of marine science, engineering and conservation,
Norwalk Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth with jobs, teaches them job seeking and retention skills, and exposes them to a range of professions, matching them with employers.
Norwalk Senior Center
Assist with the costs of Meals on Wheels, Norwalk's home delivered meal program operated by the Norwalk Senior Center.
The Open Door Shelter
Support the Family Shelter Program.
STAR Inc., Lighting the Way
Help fund additional therapy and special education services to children from birth to three in order for them to achieve real measurable results through the STAR'S Rubino family Center.
United Way of Coastal CT- Norwalk