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The People’s United Community Foundation awarded $65,500 in grants

June 11, 2015

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it awarded $65,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Maine.

Ten organizations received funding in support of activities ranging from job training and affordable housing initiatives, to basic needs and STEM programs. Recipients included Alfond Youth Center, Camp Capella, Eastern Agency on Aging, Four Directions Development Corporation, Genesis Fund, Greater Portland Charitable Furniture Center, Maine Housing and Building Materials Exchange, Wayside Food Programs, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, and Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

In total, People’s United Community Foundation awarded $733,850 in grants to 115 nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine during its first grant cycle this year. The funding was distributed within the foundation’s three areas of focus, with 43 percent allocated to community development, 38 percent to youth development, and 19 percent to affordable housing initiatives.

For a detailed list of organizations that People’s United Community Foundation supported in Maine during the second grant cycle of 2015, please refer to the chart provided or visit www.pucf.org.

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, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development

 
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