People’s United Foundation Awards More than $336,000 in Grants to Vermont Nonprofits

Source: Vermont Business Magazine 

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arms of People’s United Bank, today announced that it awarded $336,807 to 50 Vermont non-profit organizations in 2017. Funding was distributed state-wide in alignment with the Foundations’ focus areas including: youth development, community and economic development, and affordable housing.

Grant recipients included:

  • Boys And Girls Club Of Burlington
  • Capstone Community Action
  • Champlain Valley Office Of Economic Opportunity
  • College Of St Joseph
  • Committee On Temporary Shelter
  • Easter Seals Vermont
  • Green Mountain Habitat For Humanity
  • Intervale Center
  • John W Graham Emergency Shelter Services
  • King Street Center
  • New England Kurn Hattin Homes
  • Our Place Drop-In Center
  • Samaritan House
  • Sara M Holbrook Community Center
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action
  • Spectrum
  • Umbrella Of St Johnsbury
  • Upper Valley Haven
  • Vermont Community Loan Fund
  • Vermont Foodbank
  • Vermont Works For Women
  • Zack S Place Enrichment Center
  • For a detailed list of all Vermont, and footprint-wide recipients please visit www.pucf.org(link is external)

The largest single 2017 Foundation grant of $175,000 was awarded to Junior Achievement USA throughout its six-state footprint, a portion of which will be allocated to Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, which serves the state of Vermont. These dollars will help fund financial literacy and career readiness programs for Vermont students. The award was part of People’s United Bank’s 175th anniversary celebration.

“Community giving has remained at the core of the bank’s culture throughout its 175 year history and we look forward to continuing our community support and expanding our partnerships throughout the communities we serve,” said Karen Galbo, Executive Director of the Foundations.

In total, People’s United Community Foundation and People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts awarded more than $3.5 million in 2017 to more than 500 non-profit organizations across its footprint in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

About People’s United Community Foundation and People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern MA:

People’s United Community Foundations 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 $44 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 over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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