Nonprofits Receive $147,250 in late Fall Grants from the Northwest CT Community Foundation

The Northwest CT Community Foundation has awarded grants to 19 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $147,250 during its third grant cycle of 2021. The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants to Northwest Connecticut charities three times a year: early spring, late June and November.

Noteworthy among the recent awards include:

  • $15,000 to Beardsley & Memorial Library to support the purchase of an outreach vehicle to increase home deliveries and off-site programming

“We can visit schools, community centers, and create special events to bring Beardsley everywhere,” said Karin Taylor of Beardsley & Memorial Library. “By helping provide library services to underserved residents we will increase our capacity to promote literacy, education, access to resources, and enrichment throughout the community.”

  • $10,000 to Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. to support the Torrington In-Home Intensive Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) program

“Without IICAPS, our clients may be getting services, but they may not be the right fit – it could be a lower intensity of outpatient services, or clients could end up in an inpatient or emergency situation,” said Terri Eberle Katz of Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. “Program funds are requested so that our therapists, who emphasize play, optimism, and creativity, can continue to support our clients and families.”

The following is a comprehensive list of 2021 Third Cycle Grants:

AHA - AfterSchool Program - $5,000 to support general operating expenses (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund with an additional $5,000 from Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation)

Barkhamsted Historical Society - $12,000 to support roof repairs for Squire’s Tavern, an historic building that serves as a museum and the historical society headquarters (from the Douglas and Janet Roberts Fund)

Beardsley & Memorial Library - $15,000 to support the purchase of an outreach vehicle to increase home deliveries and off-site programming (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Canaan Child Care Center, Inc. - $25,000 to support a playground structure for the child care center (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Chore Service, Inc. - $3,000 to support the cost of pre-service health screenings for Chore Workers and clients at the time of service delivery (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Community Kitchen of Torrington - $7,850 to support general operating expenses (from the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund)

Connecticut Association for Human Services - $3,000 to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in NW CT (from the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund)

Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. - $10,000 to support the Torrington In-Home Intensive Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services program (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry - $5,000 to support general operating expenses (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund and the Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund with an additional $2,500 from the Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation)

Food Rescue US - $15,000 to support general operating expenses and to expand the milk delivery and gleaning programs in Northwest CT (from the Keroden Endowed Fund)

Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals Inc. - $10,000 to support the addition of a staff psychiatrist for 10 hours per week (from the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund )

Helping Hands Chore Service - $3,000 to support the purchase of PPE and client transportation to medical appointments (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Housatonic Valley Association - $3,250 to support wages for four seasonal multilingual River Information & Outreach interns in 2022 (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund with an additional $3,250 from the Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation)

LARC, Inc. - $7,250 to support a replacement generator for one of LARC’s group homes (from the Eva M. Coty Fund)

Little Guild of Saint Francis - $10,000 to support the purchase of equipment for facility maintenance, enhanced cleaning and sanitation (from the Karen M. O’Connor Fund)

McCall Center for Behavioral Health - $2,500 to support a speaker program for people in early recovery in McCall's residential homes (from the Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation)

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra - $1,900 to support the purchase of a video camera and microphones, and musician costs for an internet chamber music concert (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund and the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Washington Art Association, Inc. - $10,000 to support general operating expenses (from the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund)

The Woodhall School - $1,000 to support a replacement lighting console for their theater, arts, and speaker programs, which are open to the public (from the Eva M. Coty Fund)

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