The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $82,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont during its second grant cycle of 2017.
Fifteen organizations received funding in support of activities that included basic needs services, affordable housing initiatives, education, and workforce development programs. Receiving organizations included Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Easter Seals Vermont, New England Kurn Hattin Homes, Samaritan House, Sara M. Holbrook Community Center, Umbrella of St. Johnsbury, Vermont Community Loan Fund, and Zack’s Place Enrichment Center, among others.
Throughout the region, the foundation awarded $771,200 during this grant cycle to 140 nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Forty-four percent went to community development programs, 36 percent to youth development, and 20 percent to affordable housing initiatives.
The foundation was formed in 2007 to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for people in the communities served by People’s United Bank.