$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made by an anonymous local donor, has awarded 53 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents grants totaling $60,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities – food, warm clothing and shelter.

The following nonprofits received critical needs grants:
Barkhamsted Senior Center
Batcheller Early Education Center
Bethlehem Assistance Fund
Bethlehem Food Bank
Bethlehem Fuel Bank
Bronc Callahan Community Fund
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Center Congregational Church
Chore Service, Inc.
Colebrook Associates
Colebrook Congregational Church
Community Kitchen of Torrington
Connecticut Food Bank
Falls Village Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund
Falls Village Senior Center
Family & Children's Aid
FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern CT
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.
Goshen Community Care and Hospice
Goshen Good Neighbor Fund
Hands of Grace
Helping Hands Chore Service, Inc.
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills
Litchfield Hills Chore Service, Inc.
Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program
Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
North Canaan Social Services
Northwest Hills Council of Governments Fuel Bank
Operation Overflow
Prime Time House
Salvation Army
Sharon Community Foundation
Sharon Day Care Center
Sharon Food Bank
Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.
The Corner Food Pantry Inc.
Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau
Town of Colebrook
Town of Kent Social Services
Town of Norfolk
Town of Warren Social Services
United Church of Christ, Cornwall
Veterans Service Office & Museum
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
VNA Northwest, Inc.
Washington Community Fund, Inc.
Winchester Center Congregational Church
Winsted Area Child Care Center, Inc.
Winsted United Methodist Church
Women's Support Services

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.