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Darien Nonprofits Receive $174,000 In Fairfield Community Foundation Grants

Darien non-profit organizations received over $164,000 in grants from the Fairfield Community Foundation in the last fiscal year.
Darien non-profit organizations received over $164,000 in grants from the Fairfield Community Foundation in the last fiscal year. Photo Credit: Fairfield Community Foundation

DARIEN, Conn. — Eighteen nonprofits in Darien received 46 grants totaling more than $164,000 from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and its donors in the last fiscal year, the Community Foundation announced.

Darien students also received six scholarships totaling more than $10,000.

In total, the Community Foundation and its donors awarded $12 million in grants in fiscal 2014. Nearly $5.5 million went to 341 nonprofits in the county. In addition, 262 scholarships totaling more than $707,000 were awarded to local students.

The Darien nonprofits who received the most were At Home in Darien, Inc., Community Fund of Darien Darien Library Person-to-Person and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

“Thanks to the generosity of our fundholders and donors, young people are going to college, low-income families are living in safe housing they can afford, the arts are recovering from the recession, and dozens of causes are receiving support,” said Juanita James, Community Foundation president and CEO.

Grants come from two principal sources: donations to the Community Foundation placed in endowments for community needs; and charitable funds established by individual donors. Scholarships are awarded by local high school programs as well as through a competitive application process.

The Community Foundation has awarded $180 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond since merging five different organizations and creating the Foundation in 1992.

For more information on the Community Foundation and their work, go online at www.FCCFoundation.org .

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