People’s United Foundation awards over $80,000 in statewide grants

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced Wednesday that it awarded $82,500 during its second grant cycle of 2017 to nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont. Fifteen organizations received funding in support of activities that ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and workforce development programs. Recipients 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.

In total, People’s United Community Foundation awarded $771,200 during its second grant cycle of 2017 to 140 nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The funding was distributed within the foundation’s three areas of focus, with 44 percent allocated to community development, 36 percent to youth development, and 20 percent to affordable housing initiatives.

“People’s United Community Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the many nonprofit organizations in Vermont that are having a positive impact on our communities,” said Michael Seaver, Vermont Division President and Officer, People’s United Community Foundation.

For a detailed list of organizations that People’s United Community Foundation supported during the second grant cycle of 2017, please refer to the chart provided or visit www.pucf.org(link is external).

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with over $40 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

People’s United Community Foundation
Vermont Grants Awarded
2nd Grant Cycle of 2017
Grantee Geographic Area Grant Amount
RESOURCE A NONPROFIT COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE INC VT – Chittenden – Burlington $2,500
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF BURLINGTON VT INC VT – Chittenden – Burlington $2,500
VERMONT YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS INC VT – Chittenden – Burlington $2,500
MILTON COMMUNITY YOUTH COALITION INC VT – Chittenden – Milton $2,500
CENTRAL VERMONT ADULT BASIC EDUCATION INC VT – Lamoille – Morrisville $2,500
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC VT – Washington – Montpelier $2,500
STROLLING OF THE HEIFERS VT – Windham – Brattleboro $2,500
ZACK S PLACE ENRICHMENT CENTER INC VT – Windsor – Woodstock $3,000
EASTER SEALS VERMONT INC VT – Chittenden – Williston $5,000
UMBRELLA OF ST JOHNSBURY INC VT – Orleans – Newport $5,000
NEW ENGLAND KURN HATTIN HOMES VT – Windham – Bellows Falls $5,000
SARA M HOLBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER VT – Chittenden – Burlington $10,000
SAMARITAN HOUSE INC VT – Franklin – St. Albans $10,000
VERMONT COMMUNITY LOAN FUND INC VT – Washington – Montpelier $12,000
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INC VT – Chittenden – Burlington $15,000

Source: BURLINGTON, VT – The People’s United Community Foundation 7.12.2017

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