$67,000 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 anonymously through a donor-advised fund, has awarded 52 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents grants totaling $67,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities – food, warm clothing and shelter.

The following nonprofits received critical needs grants:
Batcheller Early Education Center
Bronc Callahan Community Fund
Canaan Child Care Center
Caring for Bethlehem
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Chore Service
Church of Christ, Norfolk
Community Food Bank
Community Kitchen of Torrington
Connecticut Food Bank
Cornwall Food and Fuel Fund
EdAdvance
Falls Village Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund
Falls Village Senior Center
Family & Children's Aid
FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern CT
Friendly Hands Food Bank
Geer Village Senior Community
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 Community Center
Litchfield Hills Chore Service
Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
North Canaan Social Services
Northwest Hills Council of Governments Fuel Bank
Prime Time House
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association
Sharon Community Foundation
Sharon Community Foundation (Food Bank)
Sharon Day Care Center
Saint Michael's Litchfield (Food Pantry)
Sullivan Senior Center (Assisted Medical Transportation)
Susan B. Anthony Project
Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau
Town of Colebrook
Town of Kent Social Services
Town of Warren
United Church of Christ, Cornwall
Veterans Service Office & Museum
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
VNA Northwest
Warm the Children
Washington Community Fund
Winchester Center Congregational Church
Winsted Area Child Care Center
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.