First County Bank Foundation

First County Bank Foundation Grants $108,000 to Norwalk Nonprofits

First County Bank Foundation presents the George Washington Carver Foundation of Norwalk with a $5,000 grant for the Youth Development Program. Pictured are Steve Ferguson, AVP, business development officer, First County Bank and Wendy A. Macedo, AVP, branch manager, First County Bank, join Novelette Peterkin, executive director, Carver Center, and Joe Gallagher, director of philanthropy, Carver Center, with Carver Center children.

First County Bank Foundation presents the George Washington Carver Foundation of Norwalk with a $5,000 grant for the Youth Development Program. Pictured are Steve Ferguson, Assistant Vice President, business development officer, First County Bank and Wendy A. Macedo, Assistant Vice President, branch manager, First County Bank, join Novelette Peterkin, executive director, Carver Center, and Joe Gallagher, director of philanthropy, Carver Center, with Carver Center children.

We are pleased to announce that the First County Bank Foundation has recently awarded 20 Norwalk-based nonprofit groups a total of $108,000 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in local communities. First County Bank Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has awarded individual grants worth over $7.5 million since its inception in 2001.

“First County Bank Foundation is celebrating its 15th Anniversary of supporting community-based charitable organizations which provide essential services to improve the lives of people in the local communities they serve,” said Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., president of First County Bank Foundation. “It’s exciting to be part of an organization which works together with these charities to ensure basic needs are met.”

The following 20 Norwalk-based nonprofit organizations received First County Bank Foundation grants in 2016:

United Way of Coastal CT- Norwalk

$5,000

For various community programs

Family & Children’s Agency

$15,000

FCA integrates services during Pregnancy and follow a vulnerable family until a child turns 8 years old

Liberation Programs

$5,000

Families in Recovery program

George Washington Carver Foundation of Norwalk

$5,000

Youth Development Program – emphasis on K-12 after school activities to encourage on- time high school graduation and college readiness

ElderHouse, Inc.

$5,000

Adult Day Program

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

$3,000

Center for Non-Profit Excellence

Human Services Council

$10,000

Norwalk Mentor Program

Keystone House, Inc.

$5,000

Supported Apartment Services “Home Sweet Home”

Norwalk Senior Center, Inc.

$2,500

Meals on Wheels

Norwalk Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

$5,000

Summer youth employment program

Norwalk Mayor’s Student Engineering and Science Program

$5,000

To support engineering and science learning in Norwalk schools

STAR Inc.

$3,500

Early intervention services for infants and toddler with developmental disabilities and support services. Birth to Three.

Community Plates

$5,000

Hunger relief – Direct transfer food rescue

Norwalk Community College Foundation

$10,000

ESL – Bridge to Credit Tutoring Program

Child Guidance Center of Mid- Fairfield County

$5,000

To improve the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support

The Open Door Shelter

$5,000

Family and Children’s services

Courage to Speak Foundation, The

$5,000

To help fund the process of updating the teaching materials for the Courage to Speak drug prevention education program

Norwalk Grassroots Tennis and Education

$2,500

To teach a lifelong sport, sportsmanship and provide tutoring to student athletes

Norwalk Hospital Foundation

$5,000

Project LEAN

Side By Side Charter School

$1,500

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