The First County Bank Foundation recently distributed $91,000 in grants to Norwalk-based nonprofit organizations that focus on family services, housing, community support and education programs. Of the $91,000, $5,000 were CommunityFirst Grants awarded to two organizations; Breakthrough Options for Families and Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
This year marks the first time the foundation awarded a grant to Keystone House, Inc. Founded in 1972, Keystone House provides residential and psychosocial services to Norwalk area adults with psychiatric disabilities.
“We are thrilled to add Keystone House to our list of grant recipients. Our grant helps to provide residents with the financial support needed to maintain household items and furnishings necessary to live independently in their own apartment home,” said Rey Giallongo, president of the First County Bank Foundation and chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “Having a place like Keystone House is vital to our community as it gives participants a place to go and learn how to lead quality lives.”
Since its inception in 2001, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded over 760 individual grants, worth $5.8 million.
The list of Norwalk-based nonprofits who received First County Bank Foundation grants is available at: First County Bank Press Releases.