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Neighbors for Neighbors Fund Grants 

In March of 2020, the Community Foundation created the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund in response to the coronavirus epidemic. 

As the COVID-19 crisis has heightened inequities in our communities and made life even more difficult for already-vulnerable populations, grants totaling $974,497 from the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund help people access the most basic human rights: food, housing, healthcare and education.

Following is a listing of the grantees from Round I and Round 2. We anticipate future rounds of grantmaking into 2021 as the recovery phase unfolds. 

Round 2 Grants: $500,980 (October 2020)

Regionwide


Connecticut Cancer Foundation | $7,000 
General Operating: Cancer + COVID-19   

EASTCONN | $10,000     
Adult & Community Programs COVID-19 Technology       

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding | $5,000        
Financial Aid Program      

LEARN | $12,000    
Connecting through Technology      

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England | $15,000        
PPE Stockpile Project      
 
United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut | $10,000        
Critical services for people with disabilities      

Northeast Region
 

Community Kitchens of NE CT | $1,500        
PPE equipment program & winterizing our program      

Norwich Region


City of Norwich - Recreation Dept. | $10,000        
HYBRID School year program - P.R.E.P.      

Lee Memorial UM Church/Community Outreach Center | $12,000         
General Operating     

Madonna Place | $15,000    
General Operating      

St. Vincent de Paul Place | $15,000        
Served Meals and Food Pantry      

Southeast Region


Alliance for Living | $10,000        
COVID-19 education, supplies and testing      

Always Home | $15,000    
Early Eviction Prevention of Low-income Families with Minor Children      

Care and Share of East Lyme | $5,000        
Emergency Assistance Program

Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut | $15,000
General Operating      

Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut | $12,000    
General Operating and Programmatic (AYUDA) Support      

Jewish Federation of Eastern CT | $7,000        
Assist New London residents with food and providing emergency services     
 
Martin House | $7,000        
Basic Needs - Food Security      

New London Community Meal Center | $5,000        
General Operating      

New London Homeless Hospitality | $20,000        
Direct financial assistance to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis who cannot access other sources of support     
 
New London Recreation | $20,000        
New London Hybrid School Support Program      

New London Senior Center | $10,000        
Emergency Funding for New London Residents (55+ yrs. of age)      

Niantic Community Church Children's Center | $12,000        
General Operating      

Reliance Health | $4,800    
Laptops for Interns to Expand Teletherapy Offerings      

Riverfront Children's Center | $10,000        
Tuition for High Quality School-Age Child Care for Low to Moderate Income Families of Southeastern Connecticut     

Safe Futures | $18,000        
Providing Essential Services During COVID-19      

Shiloh Development Corporation | $5,000    
Shiloh Complex Food Pantry   

Southeast Connecticut Community Center of the Blind | $2,000         
General Operating      

The Southeast Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence | $15,000    
Kitchen-Compliance Update         

St. James Episcopal Church | $10,000        
The Lord’s Pantry       

Stand Up for Animals | $2,500        
Neighbors Helping Furry Friends     

S.T.E.P.S. | $3,000        
Support for Girls at Risk      

S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society | $12,000    
General Operating        

Thames River Community Service | $10,000    
General Operating (Resident Rent Support)      

Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) | $4,000    
Food, PPE & Other Essentials for Clients Receiving COVID-19 Community Resource Coordination      

Town of Groton Department of Human Services | $15,000         
Rental Assistance for Eligible Groton Households       

United Community & Family Services | $10,000         
Tele-health Equipment     

Whalers helping Whalers | $12,000         
General Operating     

Yellow Farmhouse Education Center | $4,680        
Share the Bounty      

Windham Region


CLiCK | $18,000    
CLiCK Food Rescue Program      

Horizons | $10,000    
Reopening - General Operating      

The Neighbor Fund | $12,000         
Project Represent     

Perception Programs | $7,500    
Mental and Behavioral Health Care Services Support   

Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) | $15,000
General Operating   

Windham Region No Freeze Project | $15,000
General Operating

Willimantic Public Library | $8,000        
Increasing free access to the internet in Willimantic      

Willlington Human Services Department | $2,000        
Emergency Assistance      

Windham Regional Community Council | $25,000     
General Operating    


Round 1 Grants: $473,517 (May 2020)

Regionwide   


The Arc Eastern Connecticut | $11,500 
PE for staff and residents of 22 supported group homes for people with IDD

Chrysalis Center | $2,745
Community Supportive Housing COVID Impact Fund 

Connecticut Legal Services | $25,000 
General Operating and Increase Technology Capacity

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation | $2,500 
Emergency Funding for Veterinary Care

Health Education Center | $5,000 
Qualified Medical Interpreters and Assistance for Medically Underserved Residents

Nurse-Family Partnership | $2,000 
Supporting First-Time Mothers and Public Health Nurses During COVID-19

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters | $12,000 
Virtual Mentoring Program

Northeast Region    

Access Community Action Agency | $6,000 
General Operating 

Ashford Social Services | $5,000 
COVID-19 relief fund

EASTCONN Foundation | $10,000
Meals for At-Risk Children
 
Interfaith Human Services of Putnam | $6,000 
General Operating-Program Expenses

Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group, Inc (TEEG) | $8,000 
Covid Relief Fund

United Services | $3,000 
Client and Family Emergency COVID-19 Support

Norwich Region    


CASTLE | $4,000
General Operating
 
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich | $4,000 
Intensive Case Management / Emergency Basic Needs

Madonna Place | $15,000 
Capital/equipment and PPE to improve Madonna Place Program Delivery and Safety

Martin House | $6,000 
Basic Needs - Food Security Program

Norwich Human Services | $25,000
Covid Relief Fund: Direct assistance for residents
 
The Salvation Army | $5,000 
COVID-19 Crisis Response - Norwich Corps

St. Mary Food Pantry | $8,000 
General Operating

St. Vincent de Paul Place | $15,000 
Served Meals and Food Pantry

United Community & Family Services | $6,000 
Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry Expansion

Southeast Region    


Alliance for Living | $3,500 
Essentials for Living Food Program

Always Home | $5,000 
Homelessness Prevention/Shelter Diversion of Families Impacted by COVID-19

Bill Memorial Library | $1,992 
Physical Distancing Modifications Necessary for Library Reopening 

Community Speaks Out | $5,000 
Sober House Living Support Program

Covenant Shelter of New London | $3,000 
General Operating

Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association | $5,000 
Feeding the Community

Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT | $7,000 
Technology to Manage Spread of Infection

FRESH New London/TSNE | $12,000
General Operating

Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut | $7,000 
STARFISH: COVID-19 Emergency Humanitarian Response

Immigration Advocacy & Support Center | $7,880 
Client Support for USCIS Fees

Jewish Federation of Eastern CT | $7,000
General Operating 

Ledyard Food Pantry | $5,300 
Increase program capacity

The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center | $3,000 
iPads to Provide Program Delivery

New Life Christian Fellowship | $4,000 
For the community increase and demands placed on our food pantry 

New London Area Food Coalition | $9,000 
General Operating

New London Homeless Hospitality | $15,000 
Community Resource Center

Noank Community Support Services | $3,000 
Young Adult Homeless Shelter

OIC of New London County | $5,000 
Generating Operating

Project Oceanology | $10,000 
Healthy Campers 2020

Riverfront Children's Center | $6,000 
Tuition for High-Quality Child Care for Low to Moderate Income Families of Southeastern Connecticut

Safe Futures | $4,000
Providing Essential Services During COVID-19

The Salvation Army | $8,000
COVID-19 Crisis Response - New London Corps

Shiloh Development Corporation | $3,000
Shiloh New London Complex Temporary Food Pantry

Southeast Connecticut Community Center of the Blind | $2,000 
General Operating

St. James Episcopal Church | $12,000
The Lord’s Pantry 

S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society | $5,000 
Helping Hands Food Service Pantry

Thames River Community Service | $5,000 
Resident Rent Support

Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) | $7,000 
Emergency Client Assistance Program Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Town of Groton Human Services Department | $12,000 
Rental Assistance for Eligible Groton Households 

Windham Region    

Community Companion and Homemaking Services | $4,100 
Personal Protective Equipment for Home Care Workers

Covenant Soup Kitchen | $10,000 
General Operating

Grow Windham | $9,000 
Cooperative Community Food Share

Holy Family Home and Shelter | $10,000 
General Operating for periodic deep cleaning; elevator modernization

Horizons | $8,000 
General Operating

MARC, Inc. of Manchester | $7,000 
General Operating

Our Piece of the Pie | $7,000 
Supporting Youth through COVID-19 and beyond

The Salvation Army | $8,000 
COVID-19 Crisis Response - Willimantic Corps

Windham Area Interfaith Ministry | $21,000 
General Operating

Windham Region No Freeze Project | $20,000 
General Operating


Grantmaking from the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund was administered in collaboration with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut & the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. 

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