$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Draper Foundation Fund and Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund and through gifts from community members, have awarded 52 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.

“This is the time of year when a few extra dollars is really meaningful and to have these funds to help our clients through a time of year that can be difficult for many is very much appreciated,” said Sally Irwin of Litchfield Hills Chore Service.

The following nonprofits received critical needs grants:

Batcheller Early Education Center
​Canaan Child Care Center
Caring For Bethlehem
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Chore Service, Inc
Church of Christ Congregational (UCC)
Community Food Bank
Community Kitchen of Torrington (Torrington Soup Kitchen)
Connecticut Food Bank
Cornwall Food and Fuel Fund
Falls Village Senior Center
Family & Children's Aid
FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern CT
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.
Goshen Community Care and Hospice
Goshen Good Neighbor Fund, Inc.
Hands of Grace
Helping Hands Chore Service, Inc.
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills
Kent Social Services
Litchfield Community Center
Litchfield Hills Chore Service, Inc.
Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
North Canaan Social Services
Northwest Hills Council of Governments Fuel Bank
Operation Overflow
Prime Time House
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
The Salvation Army - Torrington
The Salvation Army – Winsted
Sharon Community Foundation
Sharon Community Foundation Food Bank
Sharon Day Care Center
Sullivan Senior Center
Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.
Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau
Town of Canaan (Falls Village) Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund
Town of Colebrook
Town of Litchfield Social Services
Town of Warren Good Neighbor Fund (Social Services)
United Church of Christ Congregational, Cornwall
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
VNA Northwest, Inc.
Warm the Children
Winchester Center Congregational Church
Winchester Youth Service Bureau
Winsted Area Child Care Center, Inc.
Winsted United Methodist Church (Marilyn's Pantry)
Women's Support Services

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