Below are the First County Bank Foundation 2017 Standard Grant recipients:
Kitchen renovation/emergency preparedness at headquarters.
Americares Free Clinics
Support the cost of medicines and medical supplies for the Norwalk and Stamford Clinics.
ARI of Connecticut, Inc.
Individualized Home Support/Residential Services which support 18 individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside in their own apartments or with roommates.
Arts for Healing, Inc.
TheaterWorks, a class lead by trained therapists, will integrate music/art/drama with language/behavior/social skills allowing the participants the opportunity to explore new vocabulary, develop social skills and emotional expression.
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
Programs that teach 2nd graders about seed development and dispersal methods.
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
2017 Summer Camp at both the Mary C. Rich Clubhouse and the Yerwood Center locations.
Building One Community
Job preparation programs which teach skills their clients need to earn a living wage and become self-sufficient. The programs include Vocational English and Skills Development Program.
Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County
Outpatient Children's Clinic-deliver therapeutic interventions and evidence based treatments for children struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges.
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Inc.
Primary ongoing treatment program Child and Family Therapy - for children and adolescents who experience mental and health problems which interfere with daily functioning and threaten long term development.
Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County
Funding for the Early Education Programs
Community Fund of Darien
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Center for Economic Empowerment, or SustainAbilityCT (iACT), a program that facilitates transition from crisis to safety by focusing on economic solutions that drive employment, education, and stable housing.
Lion's Den out of school time program, providing time for homework help, academic enrichment, literacy instruction, and participation in recreational activities.
Earthplace, The Discovery Nature Center
Funding to support full and partial scholarships for low-to-moderate income families to attend after school enrichment and summer camps for their natural history museum, wildlife rehabilitation program, water quality laboratory, afterschool and summer camp programs
ElderHouse Adult Day Program--nonprofit day center for seniors
Fairfield County Hospice House
Capital Campaign – outdoor garden terrace
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, which builds the capacity of local nonprofits by improving nonprofit leadership, increasing knowledge and implementation of best practices, improving technology and increasing collaboration.
Family & Children's Agency, Inc.
Parents as Teachers: home visiting program to ensure children entering K are safe, healthy and ready to learn. Nurturing Families Network: Long term programs designed to serve at-risk parents prenatally thru 5. Includes the following services: Nurturing Home Visits, Nurturing Groups, Nurturing Connections, Fatherhood Initiative, Minding the Baby, Maternal Outreach and Mentoring Services
Stamford Entrepreneur & Technology Hub@ The Ferguson Library
Purchase a third refrigerated van for food pick-up and delivery - a new Chevy Express van.
Fraternal Order of the Umbrella, Inc.
For families and children who have slipped thru the net provided by assorted governmental and societal agencies that, for various reasons, were unable to provide necessary assistance.
Here to There, which is an 8 week workshop that helps Future 5 students connect with themselves.
George Washington Carver Foundation of Norwalk
After school program.
Provide medical transportation to seniors as well as residents of any age with disabilities that provide them from driving to and from any destination within the town.
Greenwich Alliance for Education
Innovation Spaces (Makerspaces) at three elementary schools in Greenwich. Innovative Spaces include many gadgets, manipulatives, programming games, building materials and more, to encourage creative thought, problem solving and collaboration.
Homes with Hope, Inc.
Emergency Shelter for homeless single women and their children.
Housing Development Fund
First Time Homebuyer counseling program services
Human Services Council
Norwalk Mentor Program which encourages social, academic and mental growth of Norwalk's youth through one on one mentoring relationships which pairs caring adults with students going through a difficult period or facing new challenges.
Support of low income housing units
72 Franklin Street affordable housing
Jewish Community Center- Stamford
Offers both Jewish and non-Jewish special needs children and youth, a variety of inclusive social, recreational, and cultural enrichment programs, such as O-la-mi, an inclusive summer camp.
Jewish Family Services of Greenwich
Super marketing for Seniors
Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County, Inc.
Grasmere by the Sea Adult Day Program- Funding for the Elder Abuse Program
JWV Community Scholarships
Scholarship program which promotes and encourages HS students to be more active in their community.
Keystone House, Inc.
"Home Sweet Home" program which is designed to assist adults with serious mental illness or a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder with financial support needed for their own apartment or Keystone residence.
Kids in Crisis
Safe Haven for Kids - provides emergency residential shelter for children aged birth to 17 Years. Saw a 27% increase in the number of adolescents requiring emergency shelter last year and a 12% increase in the total number of children requiring's shelter and protection in the past two years.
Laurel House, Inc.
Thinking Well program which is a therapeutic program that confronts long term cognitive impairment that interferes with the daily functioning of people with severe mental illness.
Liberation Programs, Inc.
Assist the Families in Recovery Program which provides life-saving treatment to women who have no other resources. This inpatient treatment program offers treatment for pregnant women and parenting women that suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.
Meals on Wheels of Greenwich, CT
Home delivered meals for the homebound
Mill River Park Collaborative
Environmental education program and family day for fourth graders at Stamford Public Schools. Lessons include plant identification, soil characterization, water flow and filtration.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor to Neighbor's Supplemental Food Program which provides 325,000 nutritious meals to low income Greenwich residents.
New Covenant Center, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc.
Funding to assist with the Soup Kitchen.
New Neighborhoods, Inc.
Support the Tenant Advocate Program (TAP) for residents at The Atlantic and Belltown apartments in Stamford for low and moderate income seniors, veterans and the formerly homeless to help with self-sufficiency and life skills goals.
Norwalk Community College Foundation
ESL Bridge to Credit Program
Healthier Norwalk Kids, formerly known as Project LEAN, aims to improve the overall health of Norwalk students by teaching them lifelong habits of eating well and exercising. Participating schools: Elementary: Jefferson, Kendall, Silvermine, Tracey, Brookside, Marvin; Middle Schools: Nathan Hale, Ponus, Roton, West Rocks; High Schools: Brian McMahon, Briggs & Norwalk High
Norwalk Mayor's Student Engineering and Sciences Program
Provide 7th & 8th graders in the Norwalk Public Schools with the opportunity to benefit from an educational enrichment program that includes hands on exposure to the field of marine science, engineering and conservation,
Norwalk Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth with jobs, teaches them job seeking and retention skills, and exposes them to a range of professions, matching them with employers.
Norwalk Senior Center
Assist with the costs of Meals on Wheels, Norwalk's home delivered meal program operated by the Norwalk Senior Center.
Pacific House (formerly Shelter for the Homeless)
Furnishings for apartments for homeless individuals who will eventually become residents of one of the two housing properties.
Support students from low-income families fulfill their dreams of a college degree via the Scholarship Program.
Positive Directions, The Center for Prevention and Counseling
Support for its adolescent behavioral health treatment program
River House Adult Day Center
Purchase two AEDs, Automated External Defibrillators.
Salvation Army of Stamford
"Back to School Backpack" program.
Silver Source, Inc.
Ride to Wellness- Medical Transportation Program for 60+
Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc.
Provides professional Teaching Artists who collaborate with classroom teachers and program directors to provide curriculum-infused quality studio art programs to targeted under-resourced Stamford and Norwalk students.
Camp SoundWaters which is an educational and fun summer camp.
Stamford Center for the Arts
Circus Arts Camp and for the Triple Threat Performance Intensive which is a week-long experience that focuses on building young people’s singing, dancing and acting skills.
Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
2017 Ford F9350 Super Duty Cab & Chassis utilized as an EMS flycar which is a non-transporting rapid response vehicle.
Healing Reimagined – The Campaign for Stamford Hospital
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
The Campaign for Future Generations
Stamford Public Education Foundation
Expand the Stamford Mentoring Program.
Stamford Senior Center, Inc.
Elderly Hispanic Program which focuses on recent immigrants, providing them with programs such as health and wellness, physical exercise, strength training and English classes.
STAR Inc., Lighting the Way
Help fund additional therapy and special education services to children from birth to three in order for them to achieve real measurable results through the STAR'S Rubino family Center.
Starfish Connection, Inc.
Enrichment after-school and summer programs for roughly 56 students offered at The Ballet School of Stamford, SoundWaters, YMCA, Young Artist's Philharmonic, Stamford Music and Arts Academy, Curtain Call, Stamford Youth Foundation and other programs.
Staying Put in New Canaan
Help underwrite the annual dues which will ensure that members still receive access to medical and life planning advice, transportation to appointments, errands, etc.
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education
Support all areas of counseling, advocacy, and education programs.
The Courage to Speak Foundation
Courageous Parenting 101- a drug prevention education program for parents.
The Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Southern CT, Inc.
Hope Educate Love Project for kids program (HELP) is a home based program for at risk children which teaches skills that ensure the safety and well-being of children and their families and reduce the need for out of home placements.
The Hill House, Inc.
Modifications to the kitchen and to provide a larger salad bar to accommodate increased capacity.
The New Canaan Community Foundation
The Open Door Shelter
Support the Family Shelter Program.
Tiny Miracles Foundation, The
Provide funds for economically distressed families with premature babies.
United Way of Coastal CT- Norwalk
United Way of Coastal CT- Westport
United Way of Greenwich, CT
United Way of Western CT- Stamford
Waveny Lifecare Network, Inc.
Phase 2 of implementation to Electronic Medical Records (EMR), which focuses on educating staff to become proficient in the use of the PointClickCare System.
Westport Library Association
After School and Summer Learning year-round academic assistance and enrichment program.
Women's Business Development Council Inc.
Training materials, entrepreneurial training and financial education programs to women in Fairfield County who are looking for alternative pathways out of poverty and economic instability.
Women's Mentoring Network, Inc.
Program- E to the 4th POWER- which stands for, Education, Employment, Economic Mobility and workforce Development & Financial Literacy. The programs and services are centered around Workforce Development, Financial Literacy and Education.
YMCA of Greenwich
Early Learning Center Snack Program- continuation of the snack program in the full day childcare.
YMCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services Emergency Shelter.