The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $198,850 in funding to 21 organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut, today announced Harold M. Horvat, bank President, CEO and Chairman.
“As a community bank, we are very fortunate to be able to give back to the people of Rhode Island and Connecticut, said Horvat. “These organizations receiving grants are making a positive impact in terms of health and well-being, education, affordable housing, and food insecurity ─ particularly in underserved communities. Centreville Bank is proud to support them.”
Connecticut organizations receiving second quarter grants are:
- Day Kimball Hospital (Putnam) - A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Day Kimball Hospital to support the Northeast Connecticut (NECT) Cancer Fund and the Healthcare at Home Program.
- Furniture Bank of Southeastern CT - A $10,000 grant will support the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Connecticut. The funds will be used to purchase new beds for people in need.
- Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut (New London) - A $2,500 grant will support the Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut. The organization creates safe and affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families in need of affordable housing. The funds will go towards the Habitat Rebuild in Ledyard, CT.
- Interfaith Human Services of Putnam (IHSP) - A $10,000 grant will support the IHSP, a nonprofit organization that helps restore lives through basic needs support for individuals and families. The funds will be used to support the “Basic Human Needs-Nourishing Neighbors Program.”
- Norwich Community Backpack Program (Norwich) $1,500 has been awarded to the Norwich Community Backpack Program, which helps children by supplying backpacks and other basic supplies for school.
- Safe Futures, Inc. (Norwich) - The $2,000 grant will support the Katie Blair House (KBH), an on-site, short-term living program, that provides services for homeless women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking, as well as for those recovering from substance misuse.
- Salt Marsh Opera (Stonington) - A $2,500 grant will support the Salt Marsh Opera. The organization provides music productions and education for both youth and young adults. The funds will go towards the “Kids Love Opera! 2022 Program.”
- St. Vincent de Paul - Norwich - A $2,500 grant will go towards St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that helps the elderly, veterans, and children by offering food assistance, case management, showers, hygiene, and more. The funds will support the food pantry.
- The Last Green Valley, Inc.(TLGV) (Killingly) - A $16,850 grant will be going towards TLGV. This organization connects people with the abundant and diverse natural, historical and cultural resources within eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts and advocates to sustain the region’s legacy for future generations. The funds will go towards the “Explore the Last Green Valley Trail Camp of 2022”.
- The Salvation Army (Norwich) - $2,000 has been awarded to The Salvation Army for the Norwich Service Unit Emergency Assistance Program, which serves the Griswold, Jewett City, Norwich, Preston, and Taftville communities.
- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (Hartford) - A $5,000 grant will support the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. The organization brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. The funds will go towards their “VITA-Free Tax Preparation Program.”
- Windham County 4-H (Pomfret Center) - A $1,500 grant will support the Windham County 4-H Foundation. The Foundation provides leadership training, environmental training, and recreation for youth and families to develop responsible citizens. The grant will support “The Jim Logee Campership Fund.”
Rhode Island organizations receiving second quarter grants are:
- Back to School Celebration of RI (BTSCRI) (Providence) - A $10,000 grant has been awarded to BTSCRI, a nonprofit organization created to engage and support parents in the education of their children. The grant will go towards the purchase of 1350 backpacks and school supplies for children in Rhode Island communities.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI (Providence) - The $5,000 grant will support the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people by providing professionally trained and supported adult mentors. The funds will be used for the “Family Empowerment Investment Fund.”
- Children's Friend (Providence) - $5,000 has been awarded to Children's Friend a nonprofit organization that serves Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Services include Early Head Start, Head Start, WIC, adoption, foster care, and other services. The grant will go towards the “Connecting with Families and Communities Pilot Program.”
- Clínica Esperanza (Providence) - A $40,000 grant has been awarded to Clínica Esperanza. This organization offers primary medical care to uninsured Rhode Islanders, with an emphasis on culturally accustomed and linguistically appropriate care with a focus on prevention and health maintenance.
The funds will go towards the Neighborhood Health Station, which offers rapid COVID-19 testing and vaccines and other medical tests to support underserved communities.
- Community College of Rhode Island Foundation (Providence) - A $30,000 grant will support the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation, which helps students achieve their academic and professional goals through scholarships, book awards, and emergency funding. The funds will be used to support the CCRI Student Emergency Fund.
- Inspiring Minds (Providence) - A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Inspiring Minds, a nonprofit education agency that provides academic support and mentoring to children in Providence Schools. The funds will be used to support in-school tutoring and mentoring.
- J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center (Warwick) - A $2,500 grant will support the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. This human service organization provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The funds will go towards children's technology needs.
- McAuley Ministries (Providence) - A $10,000 grant will support McAuley Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health services, as well as emotional support and guidance to the community. The grant will go towards the “Lunch on Us” Program, where healthy food is provided to 200+ people each day Monday-Friday.
- Sojourner House (Providence) - A $30,000 grant will support the Sojourner House, a nonprofit provides education, awareness, and prevention of domestic violence. The grant will go towards supportive housing for victims of abuse.