The Chelsea Groton Foundation Approves Funding Over $173K in Grants to Area Organizations; Passes $3.6M in Giving Since Founding
The Chelsea Groton Foundation approved funding $173,805 in grants to 42 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island this fall. Included in this dollar amount are a $15,000 grant to New London Area Food Coalition for feeding the food insecure and a $15,000 grant to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich for intensive case management and emergency basic needs. For the second consecutive year, the Foundation has granted $10,000 to Furniture Bank of S.E.CT toward the purchase of over 100 beds.
The total dollar amount being distributed through Foundation grants this fall is $201,305, which includes previous commitments of $20,000 to the future National Coast Guard Museum, $5,000 to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and $2,500 to Waterford Country School. Inclusive of these donations, the Foundation has provided over $3.6 million in total grants to the community since 1999. The Foundation reviews applications and awards grants two times per year.
“For 165 years, Chelsea Groton Bank has been committed to supporting organizations that are critical to the success of our shared community. And for the last 20 years, the Chelsea Groton Foundation has been able to provide financial support in a very big way to these organizations,” said Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank, and President of the Chelsea Groton Foundation. “We are proud to give to organizations that support basic human needs – hunger, homelessness and healthcare – as well as those that provide education, economic growth, arts and cultural experiences, and more, to our region.”
Each year, Chelsea Groton Bank and the Chelsea Groton Foundation support more than 200 local organizations through monetary gifts, grants, sponsorships, scholarships and employee volunteerism. More information, including a list of all fall grant recipients, is available at chelseagroton.com/CGFoundation.